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Idda of Widows when Pregnant

Yahya related to me from Malik from Abdu Rabbih ibn Saidibn Qays that Abu Salama ibn Abd ar-Rahman said thatAbdullah ibn Abbas and Abu Hurayra were asked when apregnant woman whose husband had died could remarry. IbnAbbas said, "At the end of two periods." Abu Hurayrasaid, "When she gives birth, she is free to marry." AbuSalama ibn Abd ar-Rahman visited Umm Salama, the wife ofthe Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, andasked her about it Umm Salama said, ''Subaya al-Aslamiyagave birth half a month after the death of her husband,and two men asked to marry her. One was young and theother was old. She preferred the young man and so theolder man said, 'You are not free to marry yet.' Herfamily were away and he hoped that when her family came,they would give her to him. She went to the Messenger ofAllah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and hesaid, 'You are free to marry, so marry whomever youwish.' "