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Iddah after khula.

Q:

Assalamualaykum my question is that do i have to go through iddah period if my husband left to go abroad 2 years ago and i decide to take khula on the grounds he didnt keep in commonication and no maintenance? When am i legally able to marry? He went in aug 2016 .i will get khula document by june 2019 will i be able to marry straightaway or because hes been abroad for long away from me dont need to have iddah? Please reply soon jazakallah

A:

Wa alaykum salam
 
Your iddah period will start straight after the khula formula is pronounced.
You should wait until you see three menstrual periods and as soon as you see the third period you are free and can marry again.
 
Regards
Sukaina Taqawi.