Q: Salih ibn `Abdu-Rahman divorced his wife, Turfah, on the fifth of Jumada I, 1393 A.H. Salih then died on the tenth of Ramadan of the same year. He did not revoke the divorce during the period between pronouncing divorce and death. She was not pregnant and she had three periods following divorce.
Is she entitled to a share in her late husband's property?
If the reality is that the husband did not pronounce divorce during an illness that caused his death, the divorcee's `Iddah (woman's prescribed waiting period after divorce or widowhood) will be considered as having expired and she will be considered as having been irrevocably divorced from her husband, because he did not revoke the marriage during the days of `Iddah. Accordingly, she is not entitled to receive any share from his property. There is no Hidad (the period during which a widow abstains from scents, ornaments…etc on account of her husband's death) required of her. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.