A misyar marriage (Arabic: نكاح المسيار‎, romanized: nikah al-misyar or more often زواج المسيار zawaj al-misyar "traveller's marriage") is a type of marriage contract in Sunni sects of Islam (some aspects are similar to mutah marriage in Shia Islam). The husband and wife thus joined are able to renounce some marital rights such as living together, the wife's rights to housing and maintenance money (nafaqa), and the husband's right to homekeeping and access. The practice is often used in some Islamic countries to give a legal recognition to adulterous behavior and temporary, contractual marriages.


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 years ago

Misyar marriage is a new name of a marriage with no condition of living together.

Urfi marriage is a marriage by agreement of both man and woman but with out registration in the government or religious authorities. 

These types of marriage has come up among many Sunni brothers and sisters because of their denial of Mut'a marriage which is mentioned in Quran (4:24) and in authentic Hadeeths in Bukhari and Muslim and all main books of Hadeeth.

We, the followers of Ahlul Bayt (AS) do not need such types of marriages as we have the real types of marriage i.e. permanent marriage and temporary marriage which meet all the needs of human beings and save them from falling in sinful acts.