Q 2: What is
the ruling on temporary marriage in Islam?
A temporary marriage is known as Mut‘ah marriage (marriage for a stipulated period) and it is Batil (null and void), according to the Ijma‘ (consensus of the scholars) of Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama‘ah (those adhering to the Sunnah and the Muslim main body). It was abrogated by all the Hadith Sahih (a Hadith that has been transmitted by people known for their uprightness and exactitude; free from eccentricity and blemish) reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that forbid it. Consequently, this type of marriage is Batil and any sexual intercourse that is performed under its umbrella has the rulings of Zina (sexual intercourse outside marriage), which necessitate the punishment of anyone doing it, if they know of its unlawfulness. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.