Shi’ites justify temporary marriage or pleasure marriage, mutah, by their reading of Qur’an 4:24, which begins by detailing the women with whom a Muslim man cannot have sexual relations — married women except for sex slaves. Then it continues to detail women with whom one may have sex as long as they are given their “due compensation”:
And married women except those your right hands possess, the decree of Allah upon you. And lawful to you are beyond these that you seek them with your property, desiring chastity, not unlawful sexual intercourse. So for whatever you enjoy from them, give them their due compensation as an obligation. And there is no blame upon you for what you mutually agree to beyond the obligation. Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and Wise.
Shi’ites see in this permission for a temporary marriage for pleasure, contracted by means of payment (“due compensation”) for a specified time by mutual agreement.
Some Sunnis practice this also, particularly in Saudi Arabia, where Khashoggi is from. In this case, the contract was apparently for five years.
A former Vogue cover model has revealed details of her years as a ‘pleasure wife’ for the world’s richest man, an arms dealer from Saudi Arabia.
Speaking on Channel Nine‘s 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Jill Dodd, now 58, lifted the veil on her life with notorious billionaire Adnan Khashoggi, who was almost 30 years her senior, reported Daily Mail.
Ms Dodd revealed she was a ‘naive’ 21-year-old model when she met Khashoggi at a party and he wrote on her arm in blood as a means of introducing himself.
“He pulled up my sleeve and he wrote ‘I love you’ I was like oh my god that’s blood and I was kind of shocked, but I thought it was really funny and cute at the same time,” she said.
Khashoggi was already a married father-of-five when he met Ms Dodd, but pursued a relationship because he was allowed up to 12 women to serve as his ‘pleasure wives’.
Ms Dodd quickly became a member of Khashoggi’s harem, living in lavish suites in Saudi Arabia and taking turns to have sex with the billionaire arms dealer.
While she realised she was living a life of luxury thanks to her relations with Khashoggi, she continues to defend the legitimacy of their relationship.
“I never thought of myself as a hooker, I still don’t think that,” she said.
Ms Dodd revealed the business tycoon made her sign a contract before they started a relationship.
“He said ‘I want to take care of you, I want to make a five-year contract with you. I’ll provide everything for you and you will be at my beck and call 24 hours a day’,” she said.
And… she accepted.
Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian businessman who made billions dealing arms on the international market.
Ms Dodd said she and Khashoggi went to lavish parties with politicians and royalty, and shared drug-fuelled evenings together.
“We did (cocaine) recreationally. We would lock ourselves in a room for days, we would make love, we would eat, the chef would bring us food,” she said.
“I believe I was in love with him,” she confessed.
The American woman said she loved Khashoggi and did not regret her years as his ‘pleasure wife’….