Monday, March 10, 2014

Nikāḥ al-Mutʿah

Nikāḥ al-Mutʿah (Arabic: نكاح المتعة‎ "pleasure marriage"), is a fixed-term marriage in Shi'a Islam. The duration of this type of marriage is fixed at its inception and is then automatically dissolved upon completion of its term. The marriage is contractual and is subject to renewal. Financial payments may be made between the couple, usually with the male paying the female known as mahr or dower.

Nikāḥ al-Mut‘ah should not be confused with Nikāḥ-e-Misyar (المسيار), or Misyar marriage, one of the forms of non-conventional marriage in Sunni Islam .

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