1- The purpose of iddah is not the identification of pregnancy. Pregnancy can be identified today with such easy tests that do not even require a medical doctor.
2- The purpose of iddah (Allah knows the best) is to protect women by:
a) Preventing men to divorce their wives with snap decisions in times of argument and anger.
b) Preventing men to suddenly leave their wives helpless by throwing them out of the home with nothing in their hands.
c) Giving some time for couples to talk through their issues, not letting them to separate right away in times of trouble.
d) Compelling couples to live together for a certain time before divorce as to create chances for them to sleep with each other again and melting the ice.
e) Protecting the family and the children.
f) Giving a lesson to all managers (qawwam) that they cannot just fire their employee at will without giving them some time (notice period) to prepare themselves mentally and economically as the husbands are named Qawwam (manager and protector) in Quran (see 4:34).
Divorce is a difficult process. It is always more difficult for women than men. Allah entitled women as “muhsana” in Quran which means “the protected”. Therefore, Allah always protects women in their affairs. Iddah is just one element.
|#  ||Title||Date||Reads |
|1||The Women’s Right To Divorce-Iftida||2009.08.25||2,570|
|2||Is it permitted to dance with the opposite sex for the purpose of personal development?||2013.03.10||2,573|
|3||Fasting of women during menstruation period||2013.07.24||2,201|
|4||Being uncovered in home||2014.01.13||4,697|
|5||Is Marriage Fard -Obligatory- In Islam?||2010.11.02||16,400|
|6||What is the waiting period (iddah) for a woman who is divorced by her husband?||2013.03.19||2,623|
|7||Sexual intercourse during pregnancy||2013.08.23||25,146|
|8||The purpose of iddah||2014.01.29||3,315|
|9||Shaking hands with women||2011.09.19||3,151|
|10||Is it a sin for a man and a woman to be alone in the same house?||2013.03.31||3,101|
|11||Women Travelling Alone||2013.08.26||2,111|
|12||Women in prayers||2014.03.16||1,941|
|13||What is the ruling on polygamy?||2012.12.31||2,804|
|14||What is the meaning of “people that your right hands possess”?||2013.04.15||2,894|
|15||Working of women||2013.08.13||2,342|
|18||What is Mahr?||2013.05.08||2,347|
|19||Getting the period while fasting||2013.08.05||2,420|
|20||What is the minimum marriageable age of a little girl?||2016.04.20||7,138|
|22||Do men have a right to command to their wives?||2013.05.09||2,483|
|23||Talking to male relatives||2012.03.14||1,747|
|24||Touching and Reciting Qur’an Without Ablution or Ghusl||2016.03.30||7,159|
|25||Subsistence Money of Women||2011.07.27||1,719|
|26||Can a woman become a leader?||2013.05.18||1,797|
|27||Where should the wife stay when husband is away?||2012.12.26||7,981|
|28||Sex During Pregnancy||2014.09.04||11,528|
|29||Is it unlawful to touch women due to my job?||2011.09.17||2,170|
|31||Do women need permission to attend a course which is far away||2013.09.03||1,170|
|32||Punishment for Rape||2015.03.25||5,114|
|33||Laughing in Public||2014.08.04||3,274|
|34||Sexual rights of spouses||2013.06.01||9,639|
|36||Fasting of pregnant and nursing women||2015.04.01||3,895|
|37||Fasting and Prayer Of Women During Menstruation Periods||2011.08.05||22,555|
|38||Whose approval stands first in marriage?||2013.06.02||2,015|
|39||Ruling on Women’s Working||2013.10.28||2,020|
|40||Eyebrow Plucking or Threading||2017.04.12||324|
|41||Do we need to have a major ablution after gynecologic examination?||2013.01.23||1,995|
|43||Women’s Visit to Their Parents||2013.10.30||2,410|
|44||Is it lawful to choose a male doctor while there is a female doctor available?||2013.01.23||1,977|
|45||Breastfeeding without major ablution (ghusl)||2013.06.11||2,806|
|46||Women Working in Trousers||2013.11.04||2,880|
|47||Does a woman need to get a major ablution when she got examined by a male doctor?||2013.01.23||2,617|
|48||Circumambulation of a woman during her period||2013.08.29||3,482|
|49||Make-up, Nail Polish and Hair Dye||2013.11.11||5,800|
|50||Women Traveling Without a Mahram*||2009.09.02||7,618|
|51||Indifference of the husband||2013.06.14||2,653|
|52||Women swimming in public beaches||2013.12.04||3,241|
|53||Can a bride be with her father-in-law with her hair uncovered?||2013.02.06||3,446|
|55||Swimming alone and uncovered||2013.12.20||2,080|
|56||Can a woman be with her grandfather with her hair uncovered?||2013.02.06||1,680|
|57||Should women cook for their husbands?||2013.07.01||8,163|
|58||Veiling during nights||2013.12.27||5,169|