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Submitted by Nadeem (Oman), Dec 27, 2009 at 02:12

The concept of Mutta is an old Islamic form of contactual marriage. This thing came in existience when during the time of War the conqurers/ warriors were slating the enemy and their women & kids were left without fathers, the Prophet (PBUH) placed this form of marriage system.

Simple as it may seem but this is complex as most of the people only read the under stated..."SEX in Shai Belief". As per this contract there were two benefits that were brought in place 1) the Innate hunger for men to indulge in sex especially for the married warriors who had left their families for JIHAD. They would get married under the contract and fulfill all the worldly duties of the husband if there was a child born from their relationship...the women after the end of the contract period had to wait for minimum three months to ensure that she was not carrying a baby from the previous marriage before entering the new contract. 2) The element of rape/ prostitution was also minimized as the Mutta was put in place almost at all level of society.

Futher to this, the father of the girl if she is under 18yrs has to approve the contract for Mutta. On a case of a women over 18, she has to be a divorcee or else the father is the one to permit the relationship.

If a child is born in this form of relationship the child is give the name of the father and the father has to commit a stipend to the women to help in the up bringing of the child. Unfortunately we as Muslims are hardly exposed to our religion and this results in unanswered questions.

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