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Mutah is Haram

Mutah was once allowed by prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w to save his followers from illicit sex. But this was forbidden.


The purpose why mutah was allowed was that during early days of islam, people of Arabia were stil used to fo pagan practices, before islam illegal relations were very common. In fact pagan arabs were very open in their relationships. When islam came, it clearly defined some boundaries beyond which every thing was illegal.
In those days people used to travel to long distances for trade and other matters.

During this time they used to look for illegal relations, to avoid this prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w legalized mutah so that it become marriage rather than illegal sex. But then when this practice grew He s.a.w.w forbade it. The reason of allowing this was to make muslism aware of the fact that islam does not allow them to be weak in their desires.

Thus mutah was made haram. Below are given some traditions which verify this fact;
It was narrated from ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade mut’ah marriage and the meat of domestic donkeys at the time of Khaybar.
According to another report,

 he forbade mut’ah marriage at the time of Khaybar and he forbade the meat of tame donkeys.

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3979; Muslim, 1407.

It was narrated from al-Rabee’ ibn Sabrah al-Juhani that his father told him that he was with the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) who said, “O people, I used to allow you to engage in mut’ah marriages, but now Allaah has forbidden that until the Day of Resurrection, so whoever has any wives in a mut’ah marriage, he should let her go and do not take anything of the (money) you have given them.”

Narrated by Muslim, 1406.
These traditions clearly show that mutah was made haram. Islam has very soft nature. It never imposed any rule at once of muslims. Even alcohol was made haram is steps not at once. If it was forbidden at ocne ti would become difficult for people to avoid it.

Similarly, at first to eradicate illegal relationships, a limit was set as mutah to keep relations legalized. Then when islam was implemented and rulings about relationships were made clear, it was also made clear that one should not be weak in desires. Thus gradually and slowly mutah was made haram.

Today a group of people still legalize mutah and call it islam because they simply cannot surrender their evil desires. So they do what is already forbidden. They are going against ALLAH and his messenger s.a.w.w. such people should read quran and read the ruling of marriage and rights of wives so that they could understand that mutah is haram.
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