Massallah pertaining to a woman in Iddah

Question ID: 24852

if talaaq occurs what is the period of waiting?
if a woman has no means of income can that woman work while in iddat?
a young lady is going through a tough time right now.her husband was having an affair with her cousin and shes finding it very difficult to forgive and forget.he ran away to his home in a foreign country with all cash.he left not a cent for his kids(girls) aged 3 and baby 8 months
he now threatens to take both kids away from mother if she dont stay with him

can a woman ask for divorce?
with who do the kids stay with?
can she accept zakaat?
can the jamiat help?
she is living with her parents but they cant manage because the fathers wage goes all to rental only
can she ask/accept zakaat?
how do one perform istikhaara?
if after performing istikhaara and one dont feel positive about it what does that mean?
please provide with a dua that will help when desperate for

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Asked on November 24, 2010 12:00 am
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1) 3 Mestrual periods.
2) Yes
3) Her currently.
4) Yes - she must have no jewellery equal to or more
5) Left upto them
6) Yes (as 3)
7) See site
8) Then negative
9) Read 'La hawla wa la Quwata...' in abundance

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Answered on November 24, 2010 12:00 am