Assalamualaikum Wr Wb According to the Shafi' Mazhab, I will like to know the folloiwngs regd Khula ( Request of Divorce by the Wife) , 1)is the Wife elgible for Nafqah Iddah? What if she is a Nashizah? 2)how long is the Iddah? 3) Is the lady eligible for Mut'aah? What if she is a Nashizah Please do take note that at the time of Khula, the marriage has been consumated and the Lady is NOT pregnant. Jazakumullahu Khair for your efforts. Hoping to have your reply soon. Wassalamualaikum Wr Wb

wa ʿalaikum al-salām wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuh

Khulʿ is a type of divorce, therefore, the waiting period [ar:ʿidda] in a khulʿ is the same as that in an ordinary divorce: If the woman still gets her menses, then her ʿidda is three purities; and if she no longer gets her menses, then her ʿidda is three Hijri lunar months.

As for the financial upkeep [ar:nafaqa], she is only eligible for housing provided that she was not nāshiza during the time of Khulʿ and/or anytime afterwards. Finally, she is also eligible for mutʿa regardless of whether or not she is nāshiza.

Allah knows best.

Answered by Shaykh Omar Mohsin