Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > Divorce of a Pregnant Woman
Hadith #12

مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ الْخَزَّازِ عَنْ يَزِيدَ الْكُنَاسِيِّ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ( عليه السلام ) عَنْ طَلَاقِ الْحُبْلَى فَقَالَ يُطَلِّقُهَا وَاحِدَةً لِلْعِدَّةِ بِالشُّهُورِ وَ الشُّهُودِ قُلْتُ لَهُ فَلَهُ أَنْ يُرَاجِعَهَا قَالَ نَعَمْ وَ هِيَ امْرَأَتُهُ قُلْتُ فَإِنْ رَاجَعَهَا وَ مَسَّهَا ثُمَّ أَرَادَ أَنْ يُطَلِّقَهَا تَطْلِيقَةً أُخْرَى قَالَ لَا يُطَلِّقُهَا حَتَّى يَمْضِيَ لَهَا بَعْدَ مَا مَسَّهَا شَهْرٌقُلْتُ فَإِنْ طَلَّقَهَا ثَانِيَةً وَ أَشْهَدَ ثُمَّ رَاجَعَهَا وَ أَشْهَدَ عَلَى رَجْعَتِهَا وَ مَسَّهَا ثُمَّ طَلَّقَهَا التَّطْلِيقَةَ الثَّالِثَةَ وَ أَشْهَدَ عَلَى طَلَاقِهَا لِكُلِّ عِدَّةٍ شَهْرٌ هَلْ تَبِينُ مِنْهُ كَمَا تَبِينُ الْمُطَلَّقَةُ عَلَى الْعِدَّةِ الَّتِي لَا تَحِلُّ لِزَوْجِهَا حَتَّى تَنْكِحَ زَوْجاً غَيْرَهُ قَالَ نَعَمْ قُلْتُ فَمَا عِدَّتُهَا قَالَ عِدَّتُهَا أَنْ تَضَعَ مَا فِي بَطْنِهَا ثُمَّ قَدْ حَلَّتْ لِلْأَزْوَاجِ .

12. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad and Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn Mahbub from abu Ayyub al-Khazzaz from Yazid al-Kunasiy who has said the following: “I once asked abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the divorce of a pregnant woman. He (the Imam) said, ‘She is divorced once for waiting period by months and in the presence of witnesses.’ I then asked, ‘Can he go back to her?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Yes, she is his wife.’ (I then asked,) ‘What happens if he revokes the divorce, then decides to divorce once more?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘He cannot divorce until a month passes after he has touched her.’ I then asked, ’What happens if he divorces for the second time and arranges for witness about his revoking the divorce and touches her? Then he divorces for the third time in the presence of witnesses for waiting period of every month; if she becomes stranger like the woman who is divorced with waiting period because of which she is not lawful for her husband until she marries another man?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Yes, it can happen.’ I then asked, ‘What is her waiting period?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Her waiting period is giving birth to what is in her womb; then she becomes lawful for whoever wants to marry her.’”