What is Iddah?
The Period for Widow:
The waiting period for a widow is four months and ten days. So, this period is in the Quran as,
Also, the waiting period for a pregnant woman is until the birth of the child.
“And for those who are pregnant. and their Iddah (prescribed period) is until they lay down their burden.” (Surah At-Talaq, Verse 4)
What is mourning?
The Prophet (SAW) is reported as saying,
“It is not lawful for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day that she should mourn a dead person for more than three days except in the case of her husband . whom she should mourn for four months and ten days.” (Muttafiq ‘Alaih)
Mourning is to refrain from adornment:
In the waiting period, a widow is not allowed to beautify herself in any way.
To avoid going out:
A widow should not leave the house in the waiting period. unless it is something really important.