Mut'a (Temporary marriage)

Nikah mut'ah (Arabic: نكاح المتعة‎, translit. nikāḥ al-mutʿah, literally "pleasure marriage"; or Sigheh (Persian: صیغه‎) is a private and verbal temporary marriage contract that is practiced in Twelver Shia Islam in which the duration of the marriage and the mahr must be specified and agreed upon in advance. It is a private contract made in a verbal or written format.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 day ago

Bismihi ta'ala

In our Shi'ah fiqh, it is not obligatory nor a condition for there to be any witnesses during a marriage contract.

However, it is advisable and recommended for marriage to be conducted in the presence of others, and for the Nikah to be publicised and announced. 

And Allah knows best.  

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

Yes she can put this condition in the contract of the marriage. If the man agrees to it then it will be binding on him.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

The Iddah ( waiting period) for divorced woman is three menstrual periods or three months. If she is pregnant, her Iddah will last till the delivery of the child.

If the woman was divorced before any sexual intercourse took place between her and her husband, then No Iddah on her because marriage was never consummated.

If the woman is old and she has no menstrual period , then there no Iddah of divorce on her.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

There is no question of " Paid sexual massage" in Islam. It is itself a sinful act.

Sexual act must be under a valid marriage contract whether permanent or temporary which includes Mahr (Dowery) for the female.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 1 month ago

Mut'ah (temporary marriage) is a type of marriage in Islam, mentioned in Quran (Sura An Nisaa', verse 24).

Marriage contract (whether permanent or temporary) does not require witness, though it is recommended.

Mut'ah aims to save people from falling in sexual sinful acts.

Mut'ah should not be misused and should never be cause of hurting the feelings of your wife or children. 
Mut'ah marriage can be only done with Muslim woman or a woman from Ahl al-Kitab, but in this case of Ahl Kitab, it needs the permission of your Muslim wife. This is according to the Fatwa of many leading scholars.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 3 months ago

It is not necessary for a man to seek permission from his guardians in any type marriage.

It is very good to take advice from the guardians and those who have experience in life not to fall in to big mistakes.

It is very important to keep the respect of the parents in any matter and they should not feel disrespected by acts of their children.

Wassalam.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 4 months ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. I would recommend that you contact the office of your Marja with the specifics of your case. Although the usual ruling is that it is not allowed (and this will be applicable in most circumstances and is also the applicable rule according to the limited information you have given here), there have been exceptions for when the woman who has become pregnant in a mutah marriage is allowed to abort before 4 months when the difficulty she would face from being accused would have been too much for her to bear and there is absolutely no other way that an abortion can be avoided (like traveling to another place and having the baby). I am posting the ruling from the office of Sayyid Sistani (hA) below which is in Arabic for further reference:

السؤال: امرأة حملت بعقد زواج منقطع وتخشى على سمعتها والعار، وخاصة من أهلها ومعارفها، فهل يجوز لها إسقاط الجنين قبل الأشهر الأربعة أو حتى بعدها؟

الجواب: أمّا قبل ولوج الروح فيه فإن كان ما تواجهه من الحرج بسبب انكشاف أمرها بحدٍّ لا يُتحمّل عادة ولم يكن هناك طريق للمنع من ذلك - ولو بأن تسافر إلى أيِّ بلد آخر وتسكن فيه حتى تضع الحمل - جاز لها الإجهاض، وأما بعد ولوج الروج فلا يجوز الاجهاض مطلقا حتى على الاحوط اذا كانت تتضرر أو تقع في حرج شديد من بقائه.

https://www.sistani.org/arabic/qa/02793/page/2/

May you always be successful.

Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

No, it is not allowed, and both parties must be responsible towards the pregnancy and their child. This is the least of moral commitment the man has towards her and their baby as well.

With prayers for your success.  

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Mut'ah aims to protect people from sinful sexual acts. This is the noble cause of Mut'ah. Mut'ah does not aim allowing playing mischief. Having more than one wife is allowed in Islam as far as the man is able to practice justice between all of his wives. If he is not able to practice the justice, then just one wife.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Mut'ah marriage if it was done with all its conditions, remains valid till the end of its time or termination, but hurting his wife or family must be avoided. The Hadeeth says: Hurting the heart of a believer is more dangerous than destroying the Ka'ba into ruins.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Mut’ah marriage aims to save people from sexual sinful acts. A married man should always consider the comfort of his wife and family and never cause his wife or family any pain. If his wife is unwell or away from him and he needs to save himself from sin by Mut’ah, he is allowed to do so without causing any pain to his wife / family.

Causing pain to wife or family is unacceptable, as Islam teaches us to be nice to our spouses as the Hadeeth says: (Best of you are the best to their spouses, and I am the best to my spouses).

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 5 months ago

It isn't a requirement, but if she finds out from someone else, she might get mad at you.