1) Legalizing prostitution in Iran in the name of muta. Do you believe it to be halal, if so, would you morally accept this ?
I am against it. You cant turn marriage into prostitution or money making business. Some of the concern here would be : The Iddah(waiting period) and The number of partner a women have will promote risk of venereal diseases or worse AIDS.
This would also upset the community or family structure when people would go to search professional women for muta. Women should not be resort to being a chattel..a marriage should be treated as a marriage.
2) A person asked Ayatollah Araki in london if a woman could do muta for the sake of money only and he said it was halal, is there any truth to this ? If so, what is your opinion regarding it.Is it morally right ?
yes, it is halal to do muta for money because even for marriage, the women get mahar and they get financial support from their husband . A lot of women do not have means to support themselves and if they are widow or divorcee with kids, they need source of income. And Men are supposed to take care of women in Islamic society.
3) What is your opinon on a mother who constantly does muta (within the limit of when she can re-do muta again) and what effect do you think it would have on the child ? Is this as well, according to you, morally right ?
I would need to know what is her reason for muta. I don’t think kid can accept different men living with his/her mother and then one day the men sort of disappear. But it is not easy for every woman to get married if they are not in a very good position
4) Do you believe there should be a reform regarding the rules of muta ? Should they be even more open or should there be restrictions and halal only under certain circumstances ? Whatever your answer is, could you explain your opinion?
Actually they is nothing wrong with ruling for muta. The problem is with human being. I don’t think people will have the capability to treat these rules with respect and dignity unless/except you can make human a decent human being and install good moral values.
Edited by Zareen, 09 September 2003 - 08:29 PM.