Iddat/Iddat Period

Iddat is a period of waiting in Islam for women who have been divorced or have lost their husbands through death. The length of the iddat period varies depending on the woman’s circumstances. For a woman who is divorced, the iddat period is three menstrual cycles or three months, whichever is longer. For a widow, the iddat period is four lunar months and 10 days. During this period, the woman is not allowed to marry another man or leave her home without permission. The purpose of iddat is to ensure that any child born after the end of the marriage is the legitimate child of the deceased or divorced husband. For more info click link