Iddah upon a person who committed Zina.

Fatwa ID: 02896

Answered by:  Alimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah​



Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is there no rules on Iddah or waiting period

To do a new Nikkah with a new man because she had illegal intercourse with her ex-husband? Jazzakallah 

   بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


                                 In the name of ALLAH the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

There is no ‘iddah (waiting period) due to her. She can get married to a new man.[1] She must repent sincerely and consistently for committing such a great act of sin.



Only Allāh Ta’ālā knows best

Written by Alimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah

Check and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah 1/526, Darul Fikr Beirut

لا تَجِبُ الْعِدَّةُ عَلَى الزَّانِيَةِ وَهَذَا قَوْلُ أَبِي حَنِيفَةَ وَمُحَمَّدٍ رَحِمَهُمَا اللَّهُ تَعَالَى كَذَا فِي شَرْحِ الطَّحَاوِيِّ

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