“And those of you who die and leave wives behind them, they (the wives) shall wait (as regards their marriage) for four months and ten days.” (Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 234).If the widow is pregnant, then the waiting period is until the birth of the child. Irrespective of whether it is before the four months ten days period or several months after it.
“And for those who are pregnant, their Iddah (prescribed period) is until they lay down their burden.” (Surah At-Talaq, Verse 4).
Iddah Period for Widow Women:The widow who is observing her `iddah, the duration taking after the demise of her spouse, is obliged to stick to some uncommon condition. She needs to stay in the house that was her living arrangement when her spouse passed on until the end of her `iddah. The length of time of the `iddah is four months and ten days. Unless she is pregnant, in which case her `duration will be until she conceives an offspring. In the Quran:
“For those who are pregnant, their waiting period is until they deliver their burdens.” [Sûrah al-Talâq: 4]She may not go out of the house during this period, except for necessities. Thus, for example, she was going to the hospital in case of illness, going to the market to buy food, etc., in such case if there is no one available to bring for her.
Iddah Period for Divorced Women:For a woman sitting tight for the iddah period of divorcement, the upkeep installment is required upon her spouse. Thus it is redundant for her to go out. Her spouse must care for her.
“And turn them not out of their houses, nor shall they (themselves) leave.” (At-Talaq, 65/1)