It’s called “mut’ah”
But simply stated, … it’s a way of lying …
The hipster, calls it: “I do… for now.”
Muslims in England, are reviving temporary marriages. It’s actually prostitution; they just RENAME it — a ‘lie of omission’, but then, Islam’s holy book the Qur’an, also allows lying to infidels (Non-Muslims) so this is no ‘big stretch’.
There is a sectarian divide among Muslims on temporary marriage. The mut’ah is practised by Shia Muslims while Sunni Muslims generally consider it forbidden.
The mut’ah has become particularly popular on England’s campuses and, according to Omar Farooq Khan, president of the Ahlul Bayt Islamic Society at Bradford University, the practice is on the increase among Shia students.
Students are educated people so obviously they look around for a solution (loophole) to their problems from an Islamic perspective,” said Mr Khan.
“What else are they going to do? They can’t just have a cold shower because it doesn’t work and otherwise they just end up doing the haram thing and having a girlfriend or boyfriend. Many people won’t talk about it though, because it is still a taboo subject,” he added.
Khola Hassan, a Sunni Muslim and spokesperson for the UK Islamic Sharia Council, says the practice is strictly not allowed.
She says it is equal to prostitution because of the time limit applied to the union. She explains: “I have never come across a Sunni scholar, throughout history, who declares mut’ah marriage to be halal,” (legal) said Mrs Hassan. “There is no difference between mut’ah marriage and prostitution. There is a time limit on the marriage, and the “mahr” given as a gift [from the man to the woman] is the equivalent as a payment to a prostitute,” she added.
The nikah mut’ah can be for an hour or as long as a few years. Islam allows “marriage” to a youth as old as 1 year old – but cannot be physically consumated until the age of 9.
The shi’a concept of temporary marriage stems from their belief that the hypocritical Muhammad sanctioned it, as per the Koran’s sura 4 verse 24 which gives permission for men and women to enter into agreed upon marriage contracts, where the time and length of the marriage is stipulated, and gifts or money is given in exchange for the marriage – a dowry, if you will, but in all reality it is actually, prostitution.
Taken from the BBC May 13 by Shabnam Mahmood and Catrin Nye