Question : If I have done a temporary marriage contract with a man who is in different country, if we were to end the contract, how do we go on about that?
Answer : He can forgo the remaining time of the contract, and he can also assign the wife as his agent in forgoing the rest of the duration of the marriage.
Question : If I have a temporary marriage contract with a man, who is going to travel for a long while, is it possible to renew the contract if we are in different countries, as in over the phone, for example? If that were possible, how do we handle the issue of the dower?
Answer : After the end of the temporary marriage, the couple can have another marriage contract over the telephone. It is sufficient in the dower to be little, it does not need to be paid immediately and the wife can forgo it later. We advise the couple in this case not to have a long temporary marriage in order to avoid the husband being away from his wife for a long period of time due to travelling.
Question : If I wish to renew the temporary marriage contract with a man, is it permissible to change some conditions before the renewal, like take a different amount as a dowry?
Answer : In the mentioned circumstances, one is permitted in a new contract to change the particulars, such as the stipulation of a different amount as the dowry and variations in conditions.
Question : What is the waiting period of temporary marriage? Is it counted from the last time sexual intercourse took place? What if the woman never had sexual intercourse during the temporary marriage, must the waiting period still be observed?
Answer : The waiting period is obligatory after the end of the stipulated duration of the temporary marriage if the marriage was consummated. The waiting period is not required if the marriage was not consummated (i.e. sexual intercourse did not take place).
If the temporary marriage ended during the womanâ€™s menstruation period, then the waiting period is completed when her third menstrual period begins. If the temporary marriage ends when she is not in her menstrual period, she should wait for one complete cycle and her waiting period is finished when her second menstrual period begins.
Question : Can a virgin girl enter into a temporary marriage on the phone (in a long-distance relationship) with a person with the intention of avoiding any sin if there happens to be any sexual talk between them, considering that they intend to marry soon in the future?
Answer : It is permissible.
Question : I am a Shia Muslim girl living in Europe and I am interested in a Christian co-worker. Can I engage in temporary marriage with him, even if it is without consummation?
Answer : It is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man, even in temporary marriage. You can present Islam to him and if he accepts it and becomes a Muslim by reciting the two testimonies, you can then marry him. Otherwise, it is absolutely impermissible to marry him.
Question : If during temporary marriage there was only oral sex, and therefore the marriage was not consummated with sexual intercourse, when the marriage expires is the man required to pay only half of the dower (Maher) to the woman?
Answer : She deserves the full dower in the said case.
Question : If a man waives the remaining time in a temporary marriage which was consummated, then after a few days the same man and woman engage in another temporary marriage which is not consummated, will the women have to observe the waiting period after it ends?
Answer : When the marriage is consummated and the time of the temporary marriage is finished or the husband forgoes the remaining time of marriage, if the couple wanted to remarry again then the woman does not have to undertake the waiting period, iddah. If the woman wanted to marry another man, she is not permitted to do so unless she observes the waiting period of the marriage with the previous husband.
Question : Is it permissible to marry a girl temporarily, who tells me that her parents allow her to date men, which essentially means that her parents allow her to have physical relationships with them? Can I consider this as permission from her father and engage in intercourse with her?
Answer : It is permissible to marry a virgin temporarily and consummate the marriage if her father made her in charge of her marriage.
Question : I had temporary marriage with a girl, without specifying the dower, because she did not want any dower whether or not it was specified, and we engaged in sexual intercourse. Later I realized that it is necessary to specify a dower, otherwise the marriage is void and any sexual intercourse that has taken place is out of wedlock and considered adultery. We are extremely worried about this, as we did not intend to commit any sin. If we did this out of ignorance, is there any excusing us, or is there any kaffara to relieve ourselves from this?
Answer : It is a condition in the temporary marriage contract to specify a dower. If the dower is not mentioned, the temporary marriage contract is invalid. If one was not aware of such a condition, sexual intercourse between them prior to becoming aware of this is not a sin and not considered as adultery.
Question : I have read "If the consent of the guardian is not required based on his religion, it is permissible to marry his virgin daughter even without his permission". So, for example, if her father has no religion such as an atheist or an agnostic do I need his consent? And if her father is a Christian, does it suffice if I ask her if the fathers permission is necessary for the marriage to be considered valid in her religion, or must I research the matter myself by asking scholars of the sect?
Answer : If the father is an atheist or agnostic then his permission is not required. It is not sufficient to depend on the girls information about the permission of the father not being necessary for the marriage to be valid based on his religion. One should investigate to reach certainty, or establish this to be the case through Sharia-based evidence.
Question : If I want to marry temporarily a Christian girl who, in her religion, does not need the permission of the father to get married, can we thus form a temporary marriage contract and be allowed to consummate the marriage without his permission?
Answer : If the consent of the guardian is not required based on his religion, it is permissible to marry his virgin daughter without his permission. The permission is also not required if the father mandates his daughter to deal with the matter of her marriage.
Question : If I want to have a temporary marriage with a Shia girl who does taqleed of a scholar that says she does not need the permission of her father for marriage, can we thus have a temporary marriage contract and be allowed to consummate the marriage without his permission?
Answer : If the consent of the guardian is a condition in the marriage based on the taqleed of the man, then it must be considered as a condition, even if the girl follows a marja who does not stipulate it.
Question : If I want to have a temporary marriage with a Sunni girl who follows a sect that does not stipulate the permission of her father for marriage, can we thus have a temporary marriage contract and be allowed to consummate the marriage?
Answer : It is permissible to marry temporarily in the said situation if the guardianâ€™s religion does not stipulate his consent in the validity of the marriage.
Question : Can we enter a new temporary marriage contract before the end of the current one? Can we waive the current time period remaining and then enter into a new contract?
Answer : If the two parties wanted to renew the contact before its specified time ends, the husband should forgo the remaining time and there are no specific words for doing that.
Question : Do we need a scholar in order to perform the temporary marriage contract?
Answer : The contract can be done by yourselves, but it is better to seek the help of a religious cleric.
Question : Is it obligatory for the man to offer a dower for temporary marriage, even if they both agree on no dower?
Answer : The temporary marriage without including the dower is invalid, so it must be stipulated even if it is a small amount. The wife can forgo it after the temporary marriage contract takes place.
Question : A man contracted temporary marriage. His wife became pregnant. During this period, he contracted permanent marriage with the same woman. Is this permanent marriage valid?
Answer : As long as the marriage duration has not ended, permanent marriage is not valid. She is still his wife by the temporary marriage. If this marriage expires or he ends it by forgoing the rest of the duration, then they can conduct a permanent marriage with the fulfillment of the rest of the conditions.
Question : A man had agreed to marry his daughter in temporary marriage to someone with the condition that they will not have sexual intercourse. What if the couple get a strong urge to have sexual intercourse and also know that they cannot ask the girlâ€™s father for permission because they know that he wonâ€™t permit it, what are the couple supposed to do in that case?
Answer : It is not permissible to consummate the marriage without the permission of the father. If it did happen, then it is unlawful.
Question : If I do not want my wife to be pregnant, is it permissible for me to use contraceptives to prevent such a pregnancy? Is the ruling different with a wife in temporary marriage?
Answer : Yes, it is permissible to do so, whether the wife is in temporary marriage or permanent one.