Day Questions

If a Christian woman converts to Islam and her husband does not, how long is her iddah? What if they both convert to Islam together?

<p style="text-align: left;">If the wife and the husband embraced Islam together, the marriage remains valid.<br />If the wife embraced Islam before consummating the marriage but the husband did not, then the marriage contract is void. If she converted to Islam after consummating the marriage, then she should wait for the duration of the iddah. If the husband converts to Islam during the iddah period, then the marriage remains valid. If he did not convert at all, or he converted after the completion of the duration of iddah, then the marriage contract is void.<br />The iddah in such a case is the same as the iddah of divorce, which is the period until she sees the beginning of her third menses.</p>

Is it obligatory to seek the permission of the girl's mother or brother for marriage if her father has died?

<p style="text-align: left;">If her father and paternal grandfather have died, then there is no need to seek the permission of any of her relatives.</p>

If during iddah, both the husband and wife start talking to each other, will this be considered as a return to the marriage bond?

<p style="text-align: left;">There should be an expression of return, like actions or words, which indicates returning from the divorce to the relationship of marriage.</p>