reply to post by gladtobehere
Maybe people aren't aware here of what they consider adultery. Under strict Sharia, it is adultery if a man simply looks at a woman without her
headscarf...but it isn't adultery for him to pay her $20 for the night in a "marriage".
Adultery according to them can be anything the woman does. A man may leave his three wives, go on Hajj to Mecca, pay the woman and it not be
considered adultery. Do you know how many different types of marriages there are in Islam? Four.
Mutah is the $20 type of marriage, that happens everywhere in the Muslim world. We call it prostitution, but they call it marriage, because it is a
contract...well, an oral contract is still a contract, and that is still prostitution, but they cleverly try to call it something else. And there's
no adultery on the part of the man.
Mut'ah marriages are not counted towards a man's maximum allowed number of wives. Read more:
The stoning is against women who do not agree to Mutah. Then it is called adultery.
Misyar, that's also very cleverly covered up by another name, because under Misyar, a man can have a wife in another country, that he doesn't even
have to see all the time, sometimes not for years at a time. But here, we call that a mistress, who is kept.
Nikah 'urfi is simply a means of cohabitation
Nikah 'urfi marriages are not seen as valid Muslim marriages and no options for divorce or
protections exist for those entering into this type of marriage. Only Egypt has passed laws to grant partners of a 'urfi marriage the right to
divorce. Additionally, Nikah 'urfi marriages do not give couples the right to live together.
The men in Islam have it made, they can go on Hajj, "marry" a woman for the duration of Hajj then go home to his other wives, and no adultery
whatsoever. But the woman, is bound to the man in Misyar, even if she never sees him again. And she can never get married again, not even for Mutah.
But if she is raped, then it is adultery.
Women are being stoned because of a double standard. Men, it's only adultery if he tried to pay a woman for Mutah and she was in another type of
marriage already, even Misyar of 'urfi and had not seen her husband for years.