Mut`ah marriage for anyone who fears Fitnah

Q 1: We, Muslim young men, live in a country where immorality is widespread. One of us asked a scholar who came from Kuwait about the ruling on temporary marriage. The scholar answered him that it is permissible provided that the man should not disclose his intention to the woman whom he wants to marry. This matter has become common among young men, as many people misunderstand the Fatwa. What is the ruling on this kind of marriage? What should the man who fears Fitnah (temptation) do?

A: Temporary marriage is Batil (null and void) because it is Mut`ah marriage (temporary marriage for a stipulated period) which is Haram (prohibited) according to Ijma` (consensus of scholars). The valid type of marriage is that a man gets married with the intention of keeping his wife and staying with her if she proves to be a good wife and he gets along with her, otherwise he may divorce her. Allah (Exalted be He) says, The divorce is twice, after that, either you retain her on reasonable terms or release her with kindness May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.