My father passed away on the 8th of may, and I am writing to you regarding the issue of idda, the morning period for widows, specifically regarding my mother. Kindly advise us as to what is the ruling. She is 7_ years of age, and even before my father died she didn’t go out unnecessarily. she only used to go out to my father’s sisters houses and to his brothers house and to her children’s houses. once in a while she used go to the bank for important work. please advise. thank you.
wa `alaykum salam,
Your mom may not marry again until 4 months and 10 days have passed. She must remain at home throughout this period. Only in the case of dire necessity she is allowed to leave the house during the day.