idah of breastfeeding woman


I recently got divorced from my husband and I am also 6 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding. How long is the idah of a breastfeeding woman?


We don’t know from the question when the divorce (recently) was pronounced – during pregnancy or after it. All five schools concur that a pregnant divorcee will observe ‘iddah till childbirth in accordance with the verse:

وَأُوْلاَتُ الأَحْمَالِ أَجَلُهُنَّ أَنْ يَضَعْنَ حَمْلَهُنَّ

And as for pregnant women, their term shall end with delivery. (65:4)

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum,
Imam Senad Agić
SABAH – Chicago
9920 Grand Ave
Franklin Park, IL 60131

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