Virtues of Mut`ah

The Prohibition of Mut`ah in Light of the Noble Qur’an
October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

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Virtues of Mut’ah


The Shia have expounded such abundant virtues and rewards for Mut’ah, which they have not mentioned for any other act, neither salah, zakat, fasting or even hajj. It is only this one act, after it is performed there is no need for any other virtuous deed. They say perform Mut’ah and reach the status of the Ambiyaʼ. We seek Allah’s protection.


A few virtues of Mut’ah according to the Shia are as follows:


1. Fath Allah al Kashani writes:


من تمتع مرة امن سخط الله الجبار ومن تمتع مرتين حشر مع الابرار ومن تمتع ثلاث مرات صاحبنى فى الجنان

Whoever performs Mut’ah once will be saved from the anger of Allah. Whoever performs it twice will be resurrected with the pious and whoever performs it thrice will be with me in Jannat.[1]


This narration guarantees the perpetrator of Mut’ah safety from the anger of Allah, company of the pious in the hereafter and residing with Rasul of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in Jannat.


2. Now read how one will be saved from Jahannam:


من تمتع واحدة عتق ثلثه من النار و من تمتع مرتين عتق ثلثاه من النار و من تمتع ثلث مرات عتق كله من النار

Whoever performs Mut’ah once, a third of him will be freed from Jahannam. Whoever performs it twice, two thirds will be freed from Jahannam and whoever performs it thrice will be freed entirely from Jahannam.[2]


3. Now see the status the perpetrator of Mut’ah will attain:


من تمتع كان درجة كدرجة الحسين (عليه السلام) ومن تمتع مرتين فدرجة كدرجة الحسن (عليه السلام) من تمتع ثلث مرات كان درجة كدرحة على بن ابى طالب (عليه السلام) ومن تمتع اربع مرات فدرجة كدرجتى

Whoever performs Mut’ah once will attain the status of Hussain. Whoever performs it twice will attain the status of Hassan. Whoever performs it thrice will attain the status of ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu and whoever will perform it four times will attain my status (i.e. of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).[3]


Among the fundamental beliefs of Islam is that even the greatest saint, ‘alim or friend of Allah cannot attain the status of even the lowest ranking Sahabi, let alone reaching the status of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. However, the Shia believe that performing this vile act not only allows one to attain the status of the Ahlul Bayt but also the status of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. We seek Allah’s forgiveness.

نقل کفر،کفر نباشد

Describing the act of kufr is not committing kufr.


4. The Shia mujtahid Abu al Qasim, the father of ‘Allamah Sayyid’ ‘Ali al Ha’iri, says:


قال ابو عبد الله (عليه السلام) ما من رجل تمتع ثم اغتسل الا خلق الله من كل قطرة قطر منه سبعين ملكا يستغفرون له الى يوم القيامة

Imam Ja’far al Sadiq rahimahu Llah said: “There is no man who commits Mut’ah and then takes a bath but Allah creates an angel from every drop of water then falls from his body, who will seek forgiveness on his behalf until the Day of Qiyamah.[4]


After reporting this narration, ‘Abbas al Qummi writes that those angels also:


ولعنت می کند اجتناب کنندہ ازاں را

Invoke the curse of Allah upon the one who abstains from Mut’ah until the Day of Qiyamah.[5]


Muhammad ibn Hassan al Hurr al ‘Amili has reported this entire narration in his book, Wasa’il al Shia.


5. Fath Allah al Kashani and Baqir al Majlisi while enumerating the various virtues of Mut’ah also mention this ‘hadith’, we seek Allah’s forgiveness:


Jibril ‘alayh al Salam came to me with a gift from Allah and that gift was performance of Mut’ah with women. No other Nabi was given this gift before me. So know well that this act of Mut’ah was decreed specifically for me from all the previous Prophets. Whoever will perform this act of Mut’ah once in his lifetime will be from among the dwellers of paradise. When a man and woman will seclude themselves with the intention to perform Mut’ah then an angel will descend and protect them until they complete the act. Their conversation with each other is like dhikr and tasbih. When they grasp each other’s hands then their sins fall from their fingers. When they kiss each other then Allah awards them the reward of an ‘umrah and hajj on each kiss. When they engage in intercourse with each other then with each delight and excitement they receive rewards equal to the mountains. When they bath, then with each drop that falls from their bodies, they receive ten rewards, ten sins are forgiven and their status is raised tenfold.


The narrator of this hadith adds that when ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu heard this he said:

O Seal of the Prophets, I affirm what you say. What will be the reward for one who exerts himself in performing this act.’


Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam replied:

When they take a bath after performing this act then Allah creates an angel from each drop of water that falls from their bodies, who will praise Allah until the Day of Qiyamah and they will receive the reward.[6]


Whoever possesses the slightest iota of iman, intellect and shame will say that Allah and his Rasul are free from the faults and defects of this falsehood. This is nothing more than the fabrications of the Shia.


کَبُرَتْ کَلِمَةً تَخْرُجُ مِنْ اَفْوَاهِهِمْؕ اِنْ یَّقُوْلُوْنَ اِلَّا کَذِبًا

Grave is the statement that emerges from their mouths (because it will lead them to Jahannam). They speak only lies (for they ignore reason and wisdom).[7]


6. Baqir al Majlisi also writes in the same book:

Rasulullah has said that whoever performs Mut’ah with a believing woman then it is as if he has gazed upon the Ka’bah seventy times.[8]


This means that when a person performs Mut’ah once then his status is so elevated that it is as if he has gazed upon the Ka’bah seventy times, on condition that the woman is a Shia.


7. There are many other virtues of Mut’ah mentioned in this book, amongst which is:


Whoever will exert himself in this noble act, Allah will elevate his status. They will cross the bridge of Sirat as quick as lightening. There will be seventy rows of angels standing alongside them. Onlookers will ask whether these are the angels of the pious or of the Prophets. The angels will reply that these are those people who practiced upon the sunnah of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. They will enter Jannat without reckoning. Those who will strive from the Shia will receive this reward as well.[9]


8. It is mentioned in the famous Shia book, Tuhfat al Awam:

Whoever performs Mut’ah once in his lifetime will be among the dwellers of paradise. In another narration it is mentioned that the men and women who perform Mut’ah will not enter Jahannam.[10]


This obviously means that there is no necessity to perform salah, fast, pay zakat, and perform hajj or any other virtuous act. He has to just perform the act of Mut’ah once in his life and he will attain success. This is why profusion is preferred in the performance of Mut’ah and if that is not possible then at the least once in a lifetime, after which one will have no fear from the terrible spectacles of the grave and the hereafter, nor will he fear being thrown into Jahannam. He will go directly to Jannat.


9. ‘Abdullah ibn Sinan reports that Imam Jafar al Sadiq said:


ان الله تبارك و تعالى حرم على شيعاتنا السكر من كل شراب و عواضهم من ذلك المتعة

Allah has forbidden all forms of intoxicants on our Shia and in its place has made Mut’ah halal for us.[11]


10. Imam Jafar al Sadiq asked his father, Imam al Baqir:


للمتمتع ثواب قال ان كان يريد بذلك وجه الله تعالى و خلافا على من انكرها لم يكلم كلمة الا كتب الله له بها حسنة و لم يمديده اليها الا كتب الله له حسنة فاذا دنا منها غفر الله له بذلك ذنبا فاذا اغتسل غفر الله له ما مر من الماء على شعره قلت بعدد شعر فال بعدد الشعر

“Is there any reward for the one performs Mut’ah?” He replied: “If he has done this act purely for Allah’s pleasure and in opposition to those who deny it then he will be rewarded. They will receive a reward for each word that they speak to each other. He will receive reward for extending his hand towards her. When she draws closer to him then their sins are forgiven and when they bath then sins are forgiven equivalent to the hairs on their bodies.”[12]


An Utterly False Allegation

The chastity and innocence, purity and taqwa as well as the abstinence and piety of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam has been affirmed by the Noble Qur’an. In fact even the kuffar never accused Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam of any act which might cast a shadow on his chastity and honour. They have called Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam a liar, soothsayer, magician, poet and even crazy but they never once called him unchaste. The level of abstinence, honour and modesty of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was such that despite being the father of the ummah, he never touched even the hand of a strange woman, not even when taking the pledge from them.

It is extremely distressing that the Shia have attributed such statements to Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and then one finds it difficult to even relate them. It is only because it is our duty to inform the ummah of the plots and schemes against Islam that we quote these fabrications. The level of disrespect the Shia possesses has resulted in them including Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam also among those who performed Mut’ah. Allah forbid!


The famous Shia faqih Abu al Jafar ibn Babuwayh al Qummi says:


انى لاكره للرجل ان يموت و قد بقيت عليه خلة من خلال رسول الله (صلى الله عليه و سلم) لم يأتها فقلت فهل تمتع رسول الله (صلى الله عليه و سلم) قال نعم و قرأ هذه الآية وَ اِذْ اَسَرَّ النَّبِیُّ اِلٰی بَعْضِ اَزْوَاجِهٖ حَدِیْثًا الى قوله ثَیِّبٰتٍ وَّ اَبْکَارًا [13]

Imam Jafar al Sadiq rahimahu Llah said that: “I dislike that a person should depart from this world without practicing on a Sunnah from the Sunnah’s of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.” The narrator asked: “Did Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam also perform Mut’ah?” He replied: “Yes!” and then recited the following verse:

When the Nabi whispered something to one of his wives ‘until’ previously married women and virgins.[14]


Now place your hand on your heart and read on:


و روى الفضل الشيبانى باسناده الى الباقر (عليه السلام) ان عبد الله بن عطاء سأله عن قوله تعالى و اذ اسر النبى الآية فقال ان رسول الله (صلى الله عليه و سلم) تزوج بالحرة متعة فاطاع عليه بعض نسائه فاتهمه بالفاحشة فقال انه لى خلال انه نكاح بأجل فاكتميه فاطلعت عليه بعض نسائه

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Ata’ al Makki asked Imam al Baqir rahimahu Llah about the verse: “When the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam whispered something to one of his wives” to which he replied: “Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam performed Mut’ah with a free woman, which a few of his wives came to know about. They then accused him of being immoral to which he replied: “This is most certainly halal for me, it is a temporary marriage. So keep it secret.” However the other wives still came to know of it.[15]


You are indeed pure. This is but a false allegation.

The Shia have even falsely accused the pure and noble person of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and in there frenzy to perform Mut’ah have dishonoured the noble house of risalat. We seek Allah’s forgiveness.

You have learned the reality of Mut’ah from the traditions of the Shia and you have probably concluded that Mut’ah is indeed a vile act, which cannot be permitted under any circumstances. The ultimate reason being that this will open the doors of shamelessness and immorality, which will lead society down the road of depravity and wickedness. This is the reason why it has been made forbidden both in the Qur’an and hadith of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.


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[1]Tafsir Minhaj al Sadiqin, p. 356

[2]  ibid

[3]  ibid

[4]Burhan al Mut’ah

[5]Muntaha al A’mal

[6]Tafsir Minhaj al Sadiqin, p. 356

[7]  Surah al Kahf: 5

[8]Ajalah Hasanah, p. 16

[9]  ibid

[10]Tuhfat al ‘Awam, v. 2 p. 271

[11]Wasa’il al Shia, v. 7 p. 438

[12]Man La Yahduruhu al Faqih, v. 2 p. 129

[13]  Surah al Tahrim: 3-5

[14]Man La Yahduruhu al Faqih, v. 2 p. 151,Wasa’il al Shia, v. 7 p. 442

[15]Wasa’il al Shia, v. 7 p. 440

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