Saturday, February 22, 2014

Muhammad and Nikah al-Mut'ah (Temporary Marriage as a Form of Prostitution)

The Prophet of Islam allowed his followers to practice a form of prostitution called Nikah al-Mut'ah. In Muhammad's time, a Muslim could pay a woman for "temporary marriage," which would last a few hours, days, weeks, or months (depending on the agreement). Many Muslims today claim that Muhammad eventually changed his mind about this obviously immoral practice, and that Mut'ah is now forbidden in Islam (certain Muslim sources suggest this). But these Muslims fail to mention that some of Islam's most trusted sources plainly declare that Muhammad never prohibited Mut'ah. For instance, the following passage in Sahih Muslim says that Muslims were practicing Mut'ah well beyond the lifetime of Muhammad:

Sahih Muslim 3248—Ibn Uraij reported: 'Ati' reported that Jabir b. Abdullah came to perform 'Umra, and we came to his abode, and the people asked him about different things, and then they made a mention of temporary marriage, whereupon he said: Yes, we had been benefiting ourselves by this temporary marriage during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet and during the time of Abu Bakr and ‘Umar.

Some hadith claim that it was Umar, rather than Muhammad, who outlawed Mut'ah:

Sahih Muslim 3250—Abu Nadra reported: While I was in the company of Jabir b. Abdullah, a person came to him and said that Ibn 'Abbas and Ibn Zubair differed on the two types of Mut'a (Tamattu’ of Hajj 1846 and Tamattu’ with women), whereupon Jabir said: We used to do these two during the lifetime of Allah's Messenger. Umar then forbade us to do them, and so we did not revert to them.

According to Sahih al-Bukhari (Sunni Islam's most trusted collection of ahadith), Mut'ah is justified by the Qur'an itself! Consider the following verse from the Qur'an:

Qur'an 5:87—O ye who believe! Forbid not the good things which Allah hath made lawful for you, and transgress not, Lo! Allah loveth not transgressors.

Notice how this verse was used by Muhammad:

Sahih al-Bukhari 5079—We used to participate in the holy battles led by Allah's Messenger and we had nothing (no wives) with us. So we said, "Shall we get ourselves castrated?" He forbade us that and then allowed us to marry a woman temporarily by giving her even a garment and then he recited to us: "O you who believe! Make not unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you." (5.87)

Hence, Muslim men who want to hire prostitutes can simply point out that both the Qur'an (the Word of Allah) and Muhammad (Islam's final prophet) allowed prostitution, and that later Muslims (like Umar) cannot overrule Allah and Muhammad.

For some of the practical consequences of Muhammad's teachings about Mut'ah, see the following articles:

"Syrian Mothers Selling Daughters as Prostitutes to Wealthy Saudis in Accordance with Sharia"
"Muta (Islamic Prostitution) Still Common in Poor Areas of Egypt"
"Hezbollah Using Prostitution (Muta) for Recruitment"
"Temporary Marriage in Iran"

For a more thorough discussion of Mut'ah in the Islamic sources, see the following article by Sam Shamoun:

"Revisiting Muhammad’s Permitting a Form of Prostitution known As Muta"


bazza31 said...

How can any logical person reading this about Mohammed and his evil revelations, seriously dedicate their lives and trust their soul to a god who is clearly obsessed with sexual gratification at every turn? Islam is an abomination! The evil one has pulled off a ripper! How has he gotten away with such blatant perversion and have even one follower let alone over a billion! Not to mention billions you have lost their soul since mo's time. It really disgusts me.
Keep exposing the fraud!!!

Ralph said...

God's Messenger said to Hagar, "You will have a son and his name will be Ishmael and he will be as a Wild Donkey and his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him". That is the Muslim destiny and only GOD can change that... NOT Their Allah; or whoever they think that is.

valhalla said...

The -hypocrisy of the men of islam -women are -stoned for adultery-the men can have 4 wives -a temporary wife -can have sex slaves -marry little 6 year old children -babies even -woman find it very hard to get a divorce -easy for a man and are regarded as worth only half of the value of a man-islam a paradise of depravity for islamic men.

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MS said...

The Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) said:

“O people, I had permitted you Mutah before, [but now] whoever of you has any part in it currently must part with her, and do not take back anything which you may have given them, as Allah Exalted and Majestic has forbidden it until the day of resurrection.” [Muslim, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Nasa`i, and Darimi]

Ali (رضّى الله عنه) said:

“The Messenger of Allah had forbidden Mutah on the day of Khaybar and had forbidden the eating of the meat of domestic camels.” [Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizy, Ibn Majah, Nasa`i, Tahawy, Shafi’i, Bayhaqy, and Hazimy]

Ali (رضّى الله عنه) said to a man who was engaging in Mutah:

“You are a straying person, the Messenger of Allah has forbidden temporary marriage and the meat of domestic camels on the day of Khaybar.” [Muslim and Bayhaqy]

Neha Fatima said...

Look at the context in which the material is spoken. At that time, wars would go for prolonged times so there was a need among the men (a biological need) so in order to provide ease for the men of the war, this was given. However, prostitution isn't allowed since this can only be applied in the situation of war. Please read Islam by context and stop manipulating it

Ralph said...

Anything that is SEX; Yes, they are all looking for those 72 virgins in their paradise and like to practice the pleasure of SEX... Wow, ever wonder what Hell will be like with all of the Muslim's there???

JonScottsMuse. said...

Neha, can you provide proof that it can only be applied in a situation of war? What changes have been made, or what new laws have been placed that prove your point?