Right there in an open forum in Trinidad, Imam Muhammed Luqman Abdul-Latif proposed temporary teen marriage as a way to cure promiscuity.
What Abdul-Latif is preaching is a Shia practice called mut’ah, in which a man could have a wife for a short period of time while when traveling long distances. The woman needs permission from her father and a dowry is paid for the “service.” It is much like prostitution of women and is termed a “rental” of the woman.
In defining “rental,” the Islamic jurisprudents say: “It is to gain possession of a benefit in exchange for a specified sum.”
It is not traditionally a situation in which a man and woman live together like Westerners before marriage, but a temporary money contract.
According to Khola Hassan, a Sunni Muslim and spokesperson for the UK Islamic Sharia Council, “there is no difference between mut’ah marriage and prostitution. There is a time limit on the marriage, and the mahr given as a gift [from the man to the woman] is the equivalent as a payment to a prostitute.”
Last year, the Islamic State executed seven women in Mosul for refusing temporary marriage.
Whether Abdul-Latif is Sunni or Shia is not indicated, but what he’s openly advocating is a subjugation of teen girls to satisfy males, in accordance with a Sharia tradition; and furthermore, he’s sneaking in a Sharia practice into a democratic country.
“Temporary marriage may help with teen promiscuity,” Trinidad Daily Express, July 21, 2016:
A suggestion has come from a Muslim leader to utilise the practice of “temporary marriage” as a potential solution to teen promiscuity.
Imam Muhammed Luqman Abdul-Latif made the suggestion yesterday during an open forum on child marriage at the National Library, Port of Spain.
Abdul-Latif said recent discussions on child marriage failed to take into account that there are a lot of teens engaged in sexual activity.
He said this has not been addressed in a meaningful way……