What is the iddah period of a woman who deserts her husband? Is the marriage nullified, or must the husband pronounce the divorce, or does a kuli' go into effect?
Praise be to Allah;
If a woman deserts her husband, the marriage contract will not be nullified. It remains valid until
the husband divorces the wife, the wife gets a divorce (khul), or the Qaadi (judge ruling
according to Islamic shariah) annuls the marriage contract.
Allaah knows best.