Mutah ( temporary ) marriage sanctioned by the Quran

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  1. θ says:

    Contrary to the misunderstanding of both Shi’ites and Non Moslems, Q.4, v.24 doesn’t talk about temporary marriage but about an obligation for either wealthy or a poor man to give a preferable portion of the wealth to his wives. The wealth spent by man to woman can be in the form of either “dowry” or “forfeiture” (Mut’ah).

    Per Q.4, v.24, Qur’an requires every free Moslem man to firstly seek the wealth, being rich enough, being quite stronger financially in order to propose the free women in equal manners, whereas the poor free man could just marry the group of female slaves.
    Per Q.4, v.24-25, when the marriage or betrothal proceeds into the marital consummation, both the wealthy and the poor ones have to give “dowry” as equal obligation, depending on their capability respectively.
    Per Q.2, v.236, when one of sides chooses to terminate the marriage or betrothal before having any sexual conduct, either a wealthy or a poor one has to pay a “forfeiture” (known as Mut’ah), but not counted as dowry.

    On Q.4, v.24, there is a phrase that signifies Mut’ah, that is “Istamta’tum bihi minhunna” that means “feeling preferable with the wealth on behalf of them”. Many translators make a faulty mistranslation by rendering it upside down as “enjoying the marriage among them”. In facts, in Islam having a sexual conduct without giving any dowry is equal to the fornication. But marriage is considered valid as long as a husband gives even a small installment of the delayed dowry to his wives.

    Q.4, v.24 gives a guidance to make the good marital life in Islam that every free Moslem man (either rich or poor) has to allocate, provide, select suitable portion of his wealth – which he feels very much preferable – for his serious relationship with his fiancees or wives.

    Therefore, when it comes to the topics of marriage or betrothal, a Moslem man has to be ready to necessarily spend his wealth, either as the payment for dowry (if he proceeds to consummation), or for forfeiture (if he ends marriage or betrothal before consummating).

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