I have some questions about a few things from the video. You mentioned that as long as you give your signature (whether verbal or written) it does not matter what your intention is with it (being mutah in this case).

But doesn’t niye play a huge role in religion? If the niye is to just use someone for a few hours then move on to the next doesn’t that create more immorality amongst the believers? I mean if young men and women have the opportunity to go the “easy” way and just get into meaningless relationships doesn’t that create more problems? What if people delay marriage because they can just have mutah until they’re done with their fun. I recognize the benefits of mutah but doesn’t the cons overpower the pros?

Mutah can protect people from Zina but it also makes it possible for people to sleep around and not take responsibility after the time period is done. It also discourages young adults my age to get married, which I have been seeing in my own community. And it definitely makes it harder for people to find a partner. Is there really no more Hadith about the conditions? For instance, can’t there be a limit on how many people you can have mutah with or can’t intention play a huge role in this?

Same with husbands having mutah while they’re married. I did Look further into this and I read some fatwas. Yes back in the day when men were in war and couldn’t be with their wives for a long time then they were allowed to have mutah, but this isn’t a condition of mutha. If a man wants to have Mutah while being married, even though he is not away from his wife, then he can do that. Isn’t that a problem? How is this not considered cheating? And the fact that if he’s doing mutah with another Muslim he doesn’t have to even tell his wife just mindblows me. Is there really no other restrictions regarding this topic?

And also why don’t a husband have to tell his wife that he’s doing mutha if it’s with another Muslim? Doesn’t she have the right to know at all times?

1- We differentiate between two aspects: the technical, legal aspect and the ethical aspect. When I said the intention doesn’t matter, I don’t mean the ethical aspect. I mean the technical aspect. Our intentions are between us and God. Let’s say a man permanently marries a lady, and a week later he divorces her (he had intended to do so from the very start). Technically can he? Yes. Ethically is this right? No of course not. So the point is that when you give your signature, technically it’s a valid transaction regardless of the niyya. The niyya is an ethical issue. So I mentioned this aspect to prove the technical legitimacy of the temporary marriage. Later in video 3 I address the ethical aspect.

2- Mut’ah definitely protects from Zina if properly employed and not abused. Yes some people abuse it, but that’s human nature. People abuse money all the time don’t they? Does this mean money is bad? Remember in videos 1 and 2 I am establishing its legal legitimacy. I am not addressing the ethical aspect. The ethical aspect is addressed in video 3.

3- His wife has the right to know if she stipulated that in the marriage contract. If she didn’t, then by default, technically he does not have to tell her. In some situations a man’s physical needs are not met at home, and if this dilemma is prolonged a man faces immense difficulty, so if he seeks another halal relationship he is not obligated to inform his wife.