Muta Marriage is a temporary marriage in Islam for a fixed period of time. Mutah refers to a “temporary marriage.” A man pays a woman a sum of money (i.e. a so-called “dowry”) and he can have sexual relations with her for however long they agree for in the Mutah contract.

The Mutah time period can be as little as one night, or even one hour – enough time for the man to do the sexual act.

The notions of Muta marriage can be evidently seen in World & our country.

Hyderabad is considered to be the Epicenter of the practice where this Islamic form of marriage can be instituted for time span as short as one or two days.

In Hyderabad wealthy Arabs enters into marriage with three girls simultaneously in Hyderabad and could have married more girls without violating Sharia, as his marriages were Muta marriages. Similarly, many rich Arabs visit India, contract Muta with girls by paying huge amount as mehar, use them till the time they are in India and marriage gets terminated as soon they return to their origin country.

Muta Marriage can also be held as a form of prostitution as women in these arrangements receive money on dissolution of the union.

Muslim preachers have been encouraging their followers to engage in “pleasure marriages” with Syrian female refugees aged 14 and 15 as a way of ridding them and their families of their plight.

These girls are sent back to their families after hours or days of the temporary marriage. In countries like Egypt, India, Mauritania, Yemen, and Indonesia such marriage serves as a means to sexually exploit young girls and women overseas. Males from affluent families of the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait travel to Egypt to purchase ‘temporary’ or ‘summer marriages’ with Egyptian females. Women and girls are trafficked within Iraq for the purpose of sexual exploitation through the use of temporary marriages, as a result of which their families money in the form of a dowry in exchange for permission to marry the girl for a limited period of time.

The origin of Muta Marriage can be traced back to the war times when the first Islamic jihadis, led by their prophet Mohamed, raided caravans and attacked neighboring societies for war booties. The absence of war slaves with whom they could enter into marriage made them seek permission from their prophet to visit prostitutes.

Mohammed, being called the “perfect man of Allah” by muslims did not grant them the permission to undertake such immoral activity and hence decreed that these soldiers shall have to marry the girls that they wanted.

A dowry for their vaginas is mandated and subsequently the concept of "Muta" gave birth. 


The most important verse of the Qur'an which establishes the legitimacy of Muta is verse 24 of Surat-an-Nisa, known to all hadeeth commentators (Sunni and Shi'a) as "the verse of Muta." The Shari'ah prohibits fornication, but at the same time allows the practise of Muta. The  Qur'an evidently state that: "Forbidden to you are married woman, except what your right hand possesses. This Allah has written for you, and all other women besides these are permitted to you, so that you may seek them out with your wealth, seeking chastity and not fornication. So when you have contracted temporary marriage [istimt'atum] with them, then give them their words. There is no sin on you for whatever you agree to after
this. Indeed, Allah is Knowing Wise."
Sunni Hadith book which states: “Sabra al-Juhanni reported on the authority of his father that while he was with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) he said: 0 people, I had permitted you to contract temporary marriage with women…


Muta Marriage, the women are left at the mercy of the man who in such an arrangement exercise a position of dominance. Further, it is felt that such sort of marriage is only for sexual gratification and legalizes prostitution. The pure and family-oriented notions of Nikah have become subservient or completely obliterated due to the practices of temporary marriage.

Muta Marriage should be discouraged as it shakes the very essence of humanity and self- respect of the female sector of the society.


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