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Muta marriage is forbidden according also to the Shia sources themselves!

Was Islam's Muta (temporary marriage) Law immoral?  What does the Bible say about it?

  

  

  

Refuting the Shia's Muta (temporary marriage) with the Noble Quranic Prophetic Sunnah:

While I have a detailed section with Text and Audio rebuttals proving that Muta is not allowed in Islam, and that it originated from the Bible, but I want to focus the attention of this article on the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, that exists in the Noble Quran Itself and not in the Hadiths collections, since Shias don't believe in most of the Sunnis' Hadiths collections and vise versa.

Fortunately, both Sunnis and Shias declare that they each follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad.  The dispute, unfortunately, like I said, is in the text and the collections of the Hadiths volumes, and not in the fundamental belief itself.  In other words, if a narration is proven beyond the shadow of the doubt to be from Prophet Muhammad, then not a single believing Muslim on the face of this earth would go against the commands of that Hadith if he/she fears Allah Almighty and believes in His Divine Religion of Islam.

So having established this solid ground, let me now present this Prophetic Sunnah that is carved in stone in the Noble Quran regarding temporary marriage and its prohibition:

"It is not lawful for thee (to marry more) women after this, nor to change them for (other) wives, even though their beauty attract thee, except any thy right hand should possess (as handmaidens): and God doth watch over all things.  (The Noble Quran, 33:52)"

I'd like to ask the Shias the following questions:

1-  Ignoring both your Hadiths sources and the Sunni's Hadiths sources for a second, isn't it a Prophetic Sunnah that temporary marriage be discontinued since Prophet Muhammad himself discontinued it for good after he was Commanded by Allah Almighty in the Noble Quran?

2-  As righteous people who love Allah Almighty and respect His Divine Will and Commands, wouldn't you agree with me that Allah Almighty doesn't like muta at all?

3-  Since muta degrades the sacredness of marriage, because of the irresponsible divorce that results from it, then wouldn't you agree with me that it is best and safest for you to abandon this evil practice?

If I were a Shia Muslim, I honestly would not practice muta at all after knowing the overwhelming evidence from this Noble Quranic Prophetic Sunnah.

Let us further look at Noble Verse 4:3:

"If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then ONLY ONE, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.  (The Noble Quran, 4:3)"

There are few points to notice in the two Noble Verses above:

1-  Allah Almighty did not leave any room for Muslim men and women to marry and divorce as they please, because marriages that are destined for divorce are clearly and strictly forbidden according to Noble Verse 33:52"It is not lawful for thee (to marry more) women after this, nor to change them [divorce them that is] for (other wives)...." clearly proves this.

2-    Irresponsible divorce is not allowed.

3-  Also for those men that are already married, they are highly encouraged to only marry ONE WIFE, in Noble Verse 4:3.

4-  Polygamy was only allowed, from the first place, to enable the Muslim men to sponsor Muslim orphans and to provide for them suitable environments that are filled with care and love since women were primarily responsible for raising children and taking care of the house.  "If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women of your choice,...." clearly and indisputably proves this.

Furthermore, Allah Almighty made it clear in the Noble Quran that He does not like polygamy and He encouraged Muslims to stay away from it:

"Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women, even if it is your ardent desire: But turn not away (from a woman) altogether, so as to leave her (as it were) hanging (in the air). If ye come to a friendly understanding, and practise self-restraint, God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.   (The Noble Quran, 4:129)"

5-  Since polygamy was only allowed for practical reasons and special conditions, and not for men's lusts and enjoyments of women, then irresponsible marriage and divorce of women is not allowed in the Noble Quran, since Allah Almighty initially preferred for Muslim men, under ordinary and stable conditions, to only marry one wife and to make their marriages permanent ones.

6-  Temporary marriage by an already married person is an unfair and unjust marriage (....but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then ONLY ONE,....), because:

  • The man would be playing favoritism between the wives.

  • He would be exploiting the temporary wives while keeping the permanent ones.

  • Him marrying and divorcing some women while permanently keeping others is clear favoritism and injustice between the wives.

  • And even if the man was single, muta still wouldn't be fair and just to the woman that he is using.  That is why he is commanded to marry "only one" wife.
  • 7-  In the light of all of the points above, we can clearly see that Noble Verses 33:53 and 4:3 clearly prohibit men from exploiting their lust and desire toward women.

      

      

    Conclusion:

    There is no question that the Noble Quranic Prophetic Sunnah forbade temporary marriage.  Both Sunni and Shia Muslims claim that they follow the Prophetic Sunnah to the letter, each with their own trusted sources.  Since this is the case, then I believe that it is an obligation upon every Shia to follow the Noble Quranic Prophetic Sunnah that he/she is committed to, and to abandon this evil practice, which is no more than fornication and adultery once and for all, because neither did Allah Almighty like it, as clearly demonstrated in the Noble Verses above, nor did His Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, like it especially after he was taught and instructed by GOD Almighty to stay away from it.

    From that ground, I strongly believe that the Sunni Hadiths that prohibit muta are valid and authentic, not because I am taking sides, but rather because the Truth is quite obvious from the Noble Quran and the way Allah Almighty views marriage and values its sacredness.

    The Shias' rejection of all of those companions of Prophet Muhammad and their narrations, just because they took political positions that didn't favor Imam Ali, is not sufficient enough to disqualify their testimonies of the Laws of Islam that came from Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, nor is it sufficient enough to put them in the infidels' and apostates' category.

    And like I mentioned above, if I were a Shia Muslim, I would not practice muta after knowing the overwhelming evidence on how Allah Almighty views muta and its evilness, and how He forbade it upon Prophet Muhammad, and how He allowed polygamy only after special circumstances occurred.  Otherwise, even polygamy today would not exist in Islam.

    Personally, because I love Allah Almighty and adore Him very much and care about even the slightest things that He cares about, I would neither practice muta or polygamy.  I will keep myself purified and loved by Him by following His Holy Commands and Advises:

    "He, indeed, prospers who purifies it (his soul),  (The Noble Quran, 91:9)"

    91:9 قد افلح من زكاها

    May Allah Almighty always keep us on His Right Path.  Ameen.

      

      

      

      

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