Fish tank smells like cat pee
If Mut’a is immoral , why did Allah make it lawful in the first place? If it is not immoral , why did Muhammad forbid it – and then only to revive it again? How can evil be both good and bad? It has to be one or the other. Will the true God give laws that make Fornication , Adultery and Prostitution lawful under certain situations? Absolutely not! This transgression of Allah is far too serious for sincere Muslims to ignore. God will not encourage his worshippers to engage in fornication and adultery –not for a day. Not for a second.
Sadly, Caliph Umar later rescinded his decision to prohibit Mut’a . Does it mean that he now realized that he was wrong in his conclusion that Mut’a is the same as adultery? Does it mean that he now views Mut’a as a virtuous act? No, but it was because of the existence of strong, overpowering evidences of the legitimacy of Mut’a in the Islamic faith. Besides that, there were the learned Companions of Muhammad to challenge the validity of Caliph Umar’s prohibition. With over-whelming living testimonies and evidences coming from prominent Muslims, Umar had no choice but to withdraw his decision to prohibit Mut’a . His banning of Mut’a was unscriptural. Who is he to take a stand against Allah and Muhammad? It is an act of open defiance against the laws of Allah. Personal moral convictions and preferences must be set aside.
We will now look at the historical works of Muhammad Ibn Jarir al-Tabari . He was one of Islam’s foremost historians and exegete of the Qur’an. He recorded a detailed person-to-person conversation between Imran bin Sawadah and Caliph Umar . In the person-to-person conversation, Imran bin Sawadah cites his objection to some of the decisions of Caliph Umar. One of the objections raised was Umar’s decision to ban Mut’a :
“It is also said that you have forbidden temporary marriage , although it was a license given by God . We enjoy a temporary marriage for a handful (of dates), and we can separate after three nights.” He (Umar) replied, “The Messenger of God permitted it at the time of necessary. Then people regained their life of comfort. I do not know any Muslim who has practised this or gone back to it . Now, anyone who wishes to can marry for a handful (of dates) and separate after three nights. You are right.” (History of al-Tabari, English version, Volume 14, pp 139 & 140)
Caliph Umar stated that the people can now once again engage in Mut’a . It is interesting to note Imran bin Sawadah’s comment about the right of the Muslims to practice Mut’a . He said “it was a license given by Allah . ” Yes, you read it right. Muslims are given a license to fornicate. It is also significant to note that Umar acknowledged that Imran bin Sawadah was “right.” And Caliph Umar reinstated Mut’a . In Islam, the dignity of women is equivalent to a “handful of dates” – the local fruit of Arabia.
There are many avenues for sexual pleasure in Islam and Mut’a is just one among the many. Carnal pleasure was the best Muhammad could come up with because he was unfamiliar with the holiness of Jehovah – the only true God. Islam is a man’s religion – made by a man, for man. Any Muslim who says that Mut’a is not in force today is clearly taking a stand against an act that is sanctioned by both Allah and his Prophet.
Another verse in the Qur’an that authorizes the practice of Mut’a is Surah 4:24:
“And forbidden to you are married women, except such as your right hands possess. This has ALLAH enjoined on you. And allowed to you are those beyond that, that you may seek them by means of your property, marrying them properly and not committing fornication. And for the benefit you receive from them, give them their dowries, as fixed, and there is no blame on you what you do by mutual agreement after the fixing of the dowry. Surely ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise.” (Sher Ali)
You may perhaps wonder, where in this verse does it say anything about “Temporary Marriage.” English translators of the Qur’an hide the true meaning of this Qur’anic verse. The above English translation states: “you may seek them by means of your property, marrying them properly.” Most other English translations also express something similar. However, this is a deception by modern translators. In the Arabic Qur’an, the above verse does not use the Arabic equivalent of the word “marriage” ( nikah ) or any of its derivatives. Instead, it uses the term “Istamta’tum” which is a derivative of the word “Mut’a” which denotes pleasure or enjoyment. “Istamta’tum” is derived from the root m-t-a , which is also the root for “Mut’a.”
Compare now the above translation of Surah 4:24 with the following translation by the renowned Muslim scholar, Ibn Kathir:
Surah 4:24: “Also (forbidden are) women already married, except those (slaves) whom your right hands possess. Thus has Allah ordained for you. All others are lawful, provided you seek them (with a dowry) from your property, desiring chastity, not fornication. So with those among them whom you have enjoyed , give them their required due, but if you agree mutually (to give more) after the requirement (has been determined), there is no sin on you. Surely, Allah is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.”