Skip to comments.I do... for now. UK Muslims revive temporary marriages
Posted on 05/14/2013 2:34:26 AM PDT by markomalley
The temporary marriage, or nikah mut'ah, is an ancient Islamic practice that unites man and woman as husband and wife for a limited time. Historically it was used so that a man could have a wife for a short while when travelling long distances. So why are young British Muslims adopting the practice now?
"It allowed us to meet without breaking the bounds of Sharia [Islamic law]. We both wanted to date, to go out for dinner or go shopping and just get to know each other better before getting married, which we wouldn't have been able to do otherwise," says Sara.
She is a 30-year-old pharmacist from Birmingham, a Shia Muslim of Pakistani heritage. 'It's basically a contract'
Sara was temporarily married for six months before committing to a full marriage to her partner.
"It's basically a contract. You sit down and stipulate your conditions - for a girl who hasn't been previously married, you do need the father's permission," she said.
"We stipulated the duration, my father's conditions, and I requested what you would call a dowry where the guy gives a gift to the girl. It's simple, straightforward and doesn't take long at all," Sara added.
She is one of a significant number of young British Muslims using a temporary marriage as a way of balancing their religious beliefs with their modern Western lifestyle.
Because of the informal nature of the union there are no official statistics to show how many temporary marriages there are in the UK. But a number of senior Shia Muslim scholars and Muslim student organisations told BBC Asian Network there is something of a revival.
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Who gets to feed the resulting offspring?
I read the entire article.....
Those people are a farce.
Historically, I think a "wife while travelling" was called a prostitute...but Mad Mo even found a way to cheat women in the world's oldest profession.
I just saw headlines of the same set-up in India. It was becoming prolific in one poor town and the constabulary finally put an end to it. The aunt of the unwilling bride, her temporary husband, and several others where arrested for kidnapping and prostitution.
Not much surprise it is appearing in England. They are asea with no moral or legal leadership.
“Historically it was used so that a man could have a wife for a short while when travelling long distances.”
I had assumed they used the camels for that sort of thing...
In the middle east its used by the slavers that run prostitutes. Some of the ‘marriages’ last as little as an hour.
It can include stipulations such as "no physical contact" - or "no funny business", as one parent put it - and the procedure is completed with the mahr.
Note: It can not will include
without breaking the bounds of Sharia ...
They are so spiritually blind.
nikah mut’ah = Islamic legal prostitution
I see. The shack-up clause in the holy book of Islam.