Fatwa ID: 02311
Answered by Mufti Eunus Ali
Dear mufti sahib
A sister has been given talaq baain. She wants to know if she can work during iddah. She is spending iddah in parents house due to husband not offering residence.
Please can we have a speedy reply because her iddah period has already started.
She is a nhs nurse
Generally speaking in the Shariah the woman sitting her waiting period is not permitted to leave her residence.
However when there is an extreme need to do so such as leaving for work whereby that is her only source of income and she will not be able to carry on living throughout the waiting period without it, she will be permitted to attend work.
However if there is an alternative for her it will not be permissible such as her family providing her the financial support that is required.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Mufti Eunus Ali
Checked and approved by Mufti Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
FatawaMahmoodiyah, Volume 13, Page 404, JamiahFarooqiyyah