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Last updated: 29th December 2023
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Assalamu Alaikum. Need help in finding out Iddah end date and hour- A friend of mine lost her husband at around 10PM of Oct 23rd, 2023. So in Hijri, that should be 8 Rabi al-Akhar/Rabi al-Thani, 1445. Adding 4 Islamic calendar months + 10 lunar days, my friend's Iddah should be over on 18 Sha'ban, 1445, i.e., 28th Feb, 2024. Is my calculation and denomination of the dates correct, e.g., (a) Is there any inaccuracy in denoting 10PM of 23rd Oct as 8 Rabi al-Akhar (since it's lunar calendar, will it be 9 Rabi al-Akhar)? (b) Will the Iddah ending be on 18 Sha'ban or 19 Sha'ban and at what hour?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

In the case scenario, the Iddat period will end on 29th February 2024 at 10PM based on the 130 day calculations.

The rule is based on that if a person passes away on the first lunar month then it will be four lunar months and ten days. If a person passes away on other than this day then according to the Hanafi opinion it will be 130 days from the day of passing.

قوله وإلا فبالأيام في المحيط : إذا اتفق عدة الطلاق والموت في غرة الشهر اعتبرت الشهور بالأهلة وإن نقصت عن العدد وإن اتفق في وسط الشهر فعند الإمام يعتبر بالأيام فتعتد في الطلاق بتسعين يوما وفي الوفاة بمائةو ثلاثين
(الدرالمختارمع ردالمحتار ٣/٥٠٩،سعيد)

And Allah knows best

30 Jumadal Thania 1445/ 12 January 2024

Answer last updated on:
12th January 2024
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