Mut`ah

The Shi`ah belief regarding the Sahabah and their attitude towards them
January 7, 2015
Taqiyyah
January 7, 2015

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Mut`ah

 

قَدْ اَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُوْنَ ۙ﴿۱﴾ الَّذِیْنَ هُمْ فِیْ صَلَاتِہِمْ خٰشِعُوْنَ ۙ﴿۲﴾ وَالَّذِیْنَ هُمْ عَنِ اللَّغْوِ مُعْرِضُوْنَ ﴿ۙ۳﴾ وَالَّذِیْنَ هُمْ لِلزَّکٰوۃِ فٰعِلُوْنَ ۙ﴿۴﴾ وَالَّذِیْنَ هُمْ لِفُرُوْجِہِمْ حٰفِظُوْنَ ۙ﴿۵﴾ اِلَّا عَلٰۤی اَزْوَاجِہِمْ اَوْ مَا مَلَکَتْ اَیْمَانُہُمْ فَاِنَّہُمْ غَیْرُ مَلُوْمِیْنَ ۚ﴿۶﴾ فَمَنِ ابْتَغٰی وَرَآءَ ذٰلِکَ فَاُولٰٓئِکَ هُمُ الْعٰدُوْنَ ۚ﴿۷

The mu’minin have truly succeeded, who are humble (sincere, tranquil) in their salah, who turn away from futility (futile talk and acts that have no benefit), who fulfill the act of paying zakat (punctually and happily to purify the heart, body and wealth), and who safeguard their private organs (from adultery, fornication and other illicit sexual acts), except when it comes to their spouses and the slave women whom they own. They will surely not be blamed about (cohabiting with) them. Whoever seeks more than this (by fulfilling their sexual desires in a manner that the Shari`ah forbids), then such persons are transgressors indeed.[1]

Allah Ta`ala has permitted sexual relations with only two classes of women, one’s spouse and slave women that one owns.

On one occasion the khalifah Ma’mun al-Rashid announced that Mut`ah is permissible. Qadi Yahya then had a short but successful discussion with Ma’mun al-Rashid regarding its impermissibility.

Qadi Yahya: – Islam has turned a new chapter.

Ma’mun al-Rashid: – What chapter is that?

Qadi Yahya: – Fornication has been declared to permissible.

Ma’mun al-Rashid: – And how is that?

Qadi Yahya: – Mut`ah is after all fornication.

Ma’mun al-Rashid: – What is your proof for this?

Qadi Yahya: – The following verse of the Qu’ran, (the verse quoted above), it permits sexual relations with only two types of women, one’s spouse and female slaves. Is the women with whom Mut`ah practised a slave?

Ma’mun al-Rashid: – No.

Qadi Yahya: – Is she then a Shar`i spouse? Will she inherit from her husband? (She is not his spouse nor will she inherit nor is there a need for divorce or any maintenance.)

After this discussion Ma’mun al-Rashid retracted his decree regarding the permissibility of Mut`ah.

Those relations that have been declared unlawful in the Noble Qu’ran will always remain unlawful; regardless of the decorative name it may be given. Fornication has been declared unlawful in the following manner:

وَ لَا تَقْرَبُوا الزِّنٰۤی اِنَّہٗ کَانَ فَاحِشَۃً ؕ وَسَآءَ سَبِیْلًا

And do not even draw (go) near to fornication (do not indulge in anything that may lead to it). It is truly an indecent (shameless) act and the worst of ways (because it leads to immorality and illegitimate children in society and also lead to Jahannam).[2]

The purpose of nikah is not only to satiate one’s passions. Allah Ta`ala has said:

مُّحْصِنِیْنَ غَیْرَ مُسٰفِحِیْنَ

As properly married men (with the intention of preserving your chastity) and not as fornicators (merely to gratify your desires).

The meaning of this is that one should not marry a woman merely for the satisfaction of his carnal desires or so that he may indulge in secret sexual relations. However, when one ponders over the reality of Mut`ah then it closely resembles zina (fornication). Mut`ah is made for a few days only and its purpose is in total contradiction with the purposes described by Allah Ta`ala above. Logically too, Mut`ah is impermissible. The purpose of nikah is to procreate, nikah is announced publicly so that people become aware of the permissibility of their union and whatever children are born from this union are regarded as their legitimate offspring.

In adultery and fornication, the purpose is not to procreate but rather to satisfy one’s passions. At times if a child is conceived then efforts are made to terminate the pregnancy. Now let us consider, is the purpose of Mut`ah to procreate? Never! Mut`ah can be made for one morning and even for an hour. It is made in secret and none know of it besides the two people concerned. The majority of the time it is impossible to even determine who the father of the child is. I ask with the utmost respect that did they perform Mut`ah with the intention of procreation or merely to gratify their base desires.

Mut`ah has become the guise for fornication. It is a strange fact of the Shia religion that the very act which is against the decree of the Qu’ran has attained such a lofty position that instead of being regarded as a sin it has become the ultimate act of worship.

There is no nation in this world wherein every single individual is free from all character flaws but they do not regard them as noble character. They regard it as bad character and abhor such qualities, continuously trying to reform it. There has to be a limit to the degradation of this religion, which does not only regard immoral behaviour as praiseworthy but has transformed it into an act of worship as well. The respected and learned amongst them, instead of preventing people from this type of behaviour and admonishing them, praise their behaviour and encourage them to continue in this manner. Sad indeed is their condition. The entire world regards deceit as evil but the Shia regard it as an act of worship. In a similar manner, they have guised fornication with the attire of Mut`ah and ‘transformed’ it into an act of worship.

Such an act of worship that is even greater than salah and fasting. If any person performs Mut`ah just once then he attains the status of Sayyidina Hussain radiya Llahu `anhu and if he performs it twice then he attains the status of Sayyidina Hassan radiya Llahu `anhu. If he performs it three times then he attains the status of Sayyidina `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu and if he performs it four times then he attains the status of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam. Allah Forbid! If this were to be elevated by one more level than what would remain.

People are unable to ponder over one law for even a minute. Who can be more blind than that person who possesses eyesight but refuses to see. Who can be a greater fool than that person who possesses intellect but refuses to use it? He is an animal. Nay! Even worse than animal. They go on to say that the Ahlus Sunnah, who do not perform Mut`ah, will be resurrected on the Day of Qiyamah in that condition that their noses will be cut off.

However, one should bear in mind that none of the Imams have ever performed Mut`ah. Whatever might be happening in the cities but in the villages, to this day, we have not heard of any person wife, daughter or sister being allowed to perform Mut`ah. No moral person will condone this behaviour. Even in the cities, we have not heard of the wives of any of the Shia Mujtahidin having attained the reward of performing these acts. What is the reason for them being so bent on avoiding such a meritorious reward in the first place?

Mut`ah has elevated the level of shamelessness and immorality which one can attain. Is it necessary to adopt shamelessness just to draw people to your religion? A form of Mut`ah is Mut`ah Dowriyyah (communal Mut`ah). Man has sunk to the level of animals, which I do not have the courage to describe.

Qadi Nur Allah al-Shostari is a recognised Mujtahid of the Shia. In his book- Masa’ib al-Nawasib, has admitted to the existence and permissibility of Mut`ah Dowriyyah, and the only clause which he inserted was that it is only permissible with a woman who has stopped menstruating.

According to the certain extreme sects of the Hindus, one woman may be married to several brothers at the same time but Mut`ah Dowriyyah has an entirely different meaning to the Shia.

You have upon you the scent of kufr

I fear that instead of the Ka`bah, you might lead me to a temple

Today in Europe and America, they endeavouring to escape from the restrictions of marriage and live a free life, without any responsibilities or limits but the agents of Ibn Saba’ achieved this decades ago and the west has only now begun to desire what the Shia have.

Stories can be true and they can be false but at times some stories are absolved of this differentiation because of the what it propagates. On one occasion a certain Sufi saw Sheikh Najdi in a dream. Everyone knows that Sheikh Najdi was an old aged man known to invent tales. The Sufi asked him: “What is the latest news?” And the Sheikh replied with a deep sigh: “The world has changed. There was a time when I would meet people with the intention of teaching them something now I meet them to learn something.” Sheikh must of added Mut`ah Dowriyyah to the list of things he had learnt.

Here I wish to mention one law of the Shia, which has only a slight relation to Mut`ah.

You have now attained a brief insight into the Shia religion, is this the din of Allah or is it man-made? If it is man-made, then is it the work of some pious individual or that of a devil?

The din of Allah can never be against the natural instinct of man nor will it promote immorality. We have iman that Islam perfected noble character but you will find the majority of beliefs in the Shia religion to be against the natural inclinations of man and to be outright immorality. This is why it can never be the din of Allah. According to the natural order of man, the purpose of nikah is procreation and both man and woman have been given the necessary tools and desires to accomplish this. The Imam of the Shia— who according to their belief is sinless just as a nabi and has been chosen for the spiritual and secular reformation of the servants of Allah and who it is compulsory to obey just as a nabi— has issued ruling that it is permissible to indulge in intercourse with one’s wife from the front as well as from the behind. This vile act which was mentioned last is known as wati fi alDubur (anal intercourse) in Arabic and is universally regarded to be against the natural instinct of man. Even the law of the Hindus have classified this as a major sin. All the nations of the world as well as other religious denominations have ruled it to be a filthy and vile act but it is only the Shia who condone it. Even the atheists, who have no religion, regard this as a filthy and illicit act. There is no disputing the fact that performance of such an act is not done for the purpose of procreation. Thus, for what spiritual or physical basis or to fulfil what desire did the Imam permit this filthy act?

If this is termed reformation then what do you term as deterioration? What will be regarded as a major sin? What will be seen as the teachings of Shaitan? Is sodomy something else? What was the act that resulted in the nation of Nabi Lut `alayh al-Salam being wiped of the face of this earth? Even their homes in which they practised this immoral act was obliterated and the entire earth levelled. It remains a desolate land to this day as a lesson to all.

Even if we accept that an imam is chosen and appointed by Allah, then the responsibilities of the imam would have increased tremendously and he would have placed great emphasis that absolutely no Muslim should indulge in the very act that caused the destruction of the nation of Nabi Lut `alayh al-Salam.

Now the decision needs to be made, whether this was actually the ruling of the Imam or was it that of another? If it is another’s ruling then whose is it?

There is no doubt that this ruling is filthy and vile, and no person who fears Allah will ever issue such a ruling. This can only be the ruling of that person who is himself filthy and possesses the qualities of Shaitan. Do you still insist that it was the ruling of your Imam? If that is the case then the Imam can never be regarded as pious and Allah-fearing. However, no true Muslim is willing to accept such an allegation against any of the Imams. The Imams were noble and above such allegations. Thus, we are forced to accept that this could not have been his ruling, which leads us to the conclusion that this is a fabricated ruling and in reality was falsely ascribed to the Imam in the first place. Is fabrication a praiseworthy act and can be the act of any Muslim? Why will any Muslim intentionally ascribe such filthy fabrications to such a lofty and noble personality, thus earning himself the eternal punishment of the Akhirah? You might ask then who has fabricated this?

We are astonished at the Shia (the educated and knowledgeable amongst them who possesses the aptitude to ponder over such discrepancies and claim to be deep researchers) as to how they allow themselves to accept such narrations as authentic, which tarnishes the reputation of the illustrious Imams. In the same light, the Shia religion, consists of many immoral and illogical narrations that have been ascribed to the Imams, whereas in reality it can never be their words and serves only to degrade their noble status.

What was the purpose for fabricating all these narrations? It can never be the work of a person having noble intentions but rather the work of a person who wanted the Muslims to be disgraced in this world. His intention was to make people believe that these narrations were of the Imams and after regarding them as authentic, they would classify these acts as permissible, and thereby practice upon them and be led astray. Such a person would be an arch enemy of Islam and went to great lengths to lead the Muslims of the path of truth. I refer to the efforts of Ibn Saba’ and his agents. If you still doubt this then it is your shortcoming.

In order to make their religion seem attractive, a few immoral individuals have issued this ruling, that its teachings as far as morals are concerned should satisfy and placate the base desires to such an extent that any follower of this religion will be inebriated by its attraction.

You will have to accept that Ibn Saba’ and his students were experts in their field and left no chapter untaught in their propagation of immorality. If any person desires to traverse all the stages of wickedness and immorality without any obstacles then he only has to join the Shia religion.

The founders of the Shia religion were successful in their efforts to ensure that even fornication be indulged in without any remorse. To ensure that no person will ever regret having committed such an act and even the thought of repentance should not cross his mind. The simplest way of achieving this is to disguise it under the name of Mut`ah.

Fornication with all its temptations, welcomes all Shia with open arms.

When Qadi Yahya informed Ma’mun al-Rashid that Mut`ah is nothing else but fornication, he was astounded. However, Qadi Yahya was not wrong and that is why he proved that Mut`ah is fornication from the Qu’ran, after which there is no weightier proof.

Mut`ah in all its forms is fornication.

Every person has the choice to tutor others in religious affairs, Ibn Saba’ and his students as well, even though it be immoral teachings. However, I have one complaint, to which I wish to turn the attention of the educated class, and that is Ibn Saba’ and his students ascribed their immoral teachings to the illustrious Imams. This is a grave injustice to the Imams, yet these deceivers claim that they had no other means of propagating their beliefs as their voices would go unheard.

The distressing aspect of this is that the sorcery of these deceivers has had such an alarming effect that even the educate have accepted these narrations to be that of the Imams, whereas the illustrious personalities of the Imams are beyond such wickedness.

In Tahdhib al-Ahkam, a great deal of the propagation of Mut`ah has been ascribed to Imam Jafar al-Sadiq rahimahu Llah, (even though it is a complete fabrication). He has been reported to have said that Mut`ah is not only permissible with a Christian or a Jew but with a Zoroastrian (fire-worshipper) as well and not only with women who are unmarried but with a married women as well, regardless if he is aware that she is married or not and it is also permissible to perform Mut`ah with two real sisters at one time.

You must be utterly astonished by this, since the Qu’ran explicitly forbids nikah with a mushrik, married woman and with two sisters at the same time. Such teachings are in direct contradiction with the Noble Qu’ran. Imam Jafar al-Sadiq rahimahu Llah was a renowned faqih (jurist) and a great saint. Undoubtedly he has never said this. However, you need to be aware of the psychology of the Shia; they will say to you that the Qu’ran which is the possession of the ‘Absent Imam’ does not declare such marriages as Haram and even if it does contain such a decree then this applies to nikah only and not to Mut`ah. Mut`ah has no clauses and is a pure act, which even purifies what is impure. Have you already forgotten the many rewards and virtues contained in Mut`ah.

My friends! The deception of Mut`ah does not end here as the scope of permissibility in the Shia Religion is very broad. The Imam has also granted permission for a person to hire out his slave to another for the purposes of Mut`ah.[3]

There is one aspect regarding the issue of Mut`ah which I do not understand: The founders of the Shia religion have intensely encouraged the practice of Mut`ah such that whatever rewards and virtues that one can possibly receive have been placed in the act of Mut`ah. Whoever performs it once will receive this reward and whoever performs it twice will receive an even greater reward, etc. Whoever deprives himself of Mut`ah will be deprived in the akhirah and will be resurrected without eyes. Whoever intentionally refrains from practicing Mut`ah will be included amongst the enemies of Allah. These and many other virtues and admonishments have been reported regarding the practice of Mut`ah but regarding nikah, which is considered praiseworthy in all religions, not even a small portion of these virtues have been mentioned. What is the reason for this and what is the rationale behind the abundant virtues mentioned for Mut`ah? I accept that there is satisfaction in sin, especially in Mut`ah. It might give one exhilarating pleasure and gratification without any responsibility. However, I would like to know what spirituality is there in Mut`ah that that all the rewards have been kept in it, such that the one who indulges in it three times attains the status of Sayyidina `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu and whoever performs it four times attains the status of Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam? Do you not see the absurdity in this? Ibn Saba’ and his agents have degraded the status of risalat and wilayah to such a demeaning level that their followers can attain the rank of risalat and wilayah by just fulfilling their carnal passions through the performance of Mut`ah for a few brief moments. Is this a religion or absurdity?

O students of Ibn Saba’! Why did you not just clarify that you have prepared the means of fulfilling all one’s passions and base desires so that none of the youth will ever be able to resist and thereby prepare their abode in the lowest of pits.

Ibn Saba’ and his agents have cast such a spell over their followers that even when the veil is lifted they continue to remain deceived by the fabrications of their mentors. These beliefs of kufr have snatched away their eyesight.

They claim that Mut`ah is not zina (fornication). If this is so then what is the difference between the two? Allah Ta`ala has said:

It is truly an indecent (shameless) act and the worst of ways (because it leads to immorality and illegitimate children in society and also lead to Jahannam).

Does this not fit precisely upon Mut`ah as well? They might not say it out loud but in their hearts they know that it is zina (fornication). What harm will come to you if you reject it? You have the choice to call it zina, Mut`ah or any other name but its reality will not change (and it will always remain zina).

It is mentioned that there was a Hindu by the name of Koli, who lived in Lakhnow. He prepared the most delicious sweetmeats. However, the foods prepared by the Hindus are Najas (impure) and impermissible to eat but the heart just refused to accept this and in the end his name was changed to Sheikh Koli, and his sweet meats were then considered pure.

Similarly, in Faydhabad there lived another Hindu, who used to prepare sweetmeats. I have heard that he died some time back. His sweetmeats are famous to this day. The method of transforming halal into haram, and haram into halal has continued from the time of Ibn Saba’. He named his sweetmeat Ghurbat-e `Ali and people began consuming his preparations with relish.

Those who abandon Allah and embrace Shaitan as their friend and still think that they are on the straight path, there is no cure for them.

Allah Ta`ala has said regarding the Muslims:

كُنْتُمْ خَیْرَ اُمَّۃٍ اُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَاْمُرُوْنَ بِالْمَعْرُوْفِ وَتَنْہَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْکَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُوْنَ بِاللهِ

You (the followers of Muhammad salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam) are the best of all nations who have been raised for (the befit and salvation of) mankind. You command what is right, forbid from evil (kufr, shirk, wickedness, etc) and believe in Allah.

Allah Ta`ala has described two qualities of a true believer: “You command what is right, forbid from evil” but the Shia encourage evil. What has happened to your minds, where is your shame? (I request all Shia to ponder for a moment (is that too much to ask?) with a clear mind regarding the practices of Mut`ah and Taqiyyah; do not the ill-effects of these two practices affect one’s character tremendously. Evaluate its permissibility with its impermissibility. I have high hopes that you will be convinced of its impermissibility. Now how will you react? Either you will have to abandon Shi`ism or abrogate the practices of Taqiyyah and Mut`ah. I am not asking you to abandon Shi`ism because it is extreme difficult for a person to abandon the beliefs he has been raised with and which his father and grandfather have believed in. It is impossible for every person to do this, but it is possible for you to remove those shameless acts and beliefs from your heart, which Ibn Saba’ and his agents fabricated for the destruction of Islam, and abstain from its practice entirely. One should endeavour to understand that Allah Ta`ala has ordered us to inculcate within ourselves shame and modesty.

اِنَّ اللهَ لَا یَاْمُرُ بِالْفَحْشَآءِ

Verily Allah does not command immoral behaviour.

But Shaitan does!

 

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[1] Surah al-Mu’minun

[2] Surah Bani Isra’il: 32

[3] The translation of the narration in Tahdhib al-Ahkam is as follows:

Imam Jafar al-Sadiq was asked about hiring out one’s slave for the purposes of Mut`ah and he replied: “It is not a problem.” He was then asked: “Who will the child born of this union, belong to?” He replied: “To the owner except if it is decided otherwise when making the transaction.”

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