Can I use a Pill to Shorten my iddat?


If a woman is in iddat and is on a contraceptive pill can she play with her pill to shorten her iddat period by a few days as she has small school going children and a baby and is relying on family members to help her with her rounds?



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We advise against using the contraceptive pills to shorten the iddat period. Furthermore, the effect of the contraceptive pills is not absolute. It may often have an adverse effect[1]. However, if the contraceptive pill was used and the iddat period terminated earlier than usual, the iddat will be valid[2].

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (3/ 505 )[2]

لو انقطع دمها فعالجته بدواء حتى رأت صفرة في أيام الحيض أجاب بعض المشايخ بأنه تنقضي به العدة

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