Separation, Death and Iddat

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Q: I was seperated from my husband without talaak or divorce about 15 years ago. He has recently passed away. What are the rules for idath?

A: You were separated but not divorced, so you were still his wife You will have to undergo the Iddat of a widow, i.e. four months and ten days. 

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai