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6/9/2007

Iranian Official Backs Temporary Marriage
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 2:58 pm

posted by Kathy at Mister Politics

I have heard it called many things but “Temporary Marriage” was not one of them!

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s hard-line interior minister is encouraging temporary marriages as a way to avoid extramarital sex, a stance many in this conservative country fear would instead encourage prostitution.

A temporary marriage, or “sigheh,” refers to a Shiite Muslim tradition under which a man and a woman sign a contract that allows them to be “married” for any length of time, even a few hours. An exchange of money, as a sort of dowry, is often involved.

Although the practice exists, it’s not very common in Iran, a Shiite majority nation where many consider it a license for prostitution. Others, however, have advocated institutionalizing the tradition, saying it would help fight “illicit” sex in a country where sexual relations outside marriage are banned under Islamic law.

“Temporary marriage is God’s rule. We must aggressively encourage that,” state-run television quoted Interior Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi as saying.

The GOD of the bible says thou shalt not commit adultery or commit fornication. This is NOT God’s rule.

The minister, who made his comments Thursday, was the first Iranian official to support the disputed practice in more than a decade. Former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani raised the issue in the early 1990s but was opposed by the country’s hard-line clerics.

“We have to find a solution to meet the sexual desire of the youth who have no possibility of marriage,” Pourmohammadi was quoted as saying by local newspapers. Half of Iran’s population of 70 million is under 30. Taxi driver Reza Sarabi, 23, expressed the frustration of many young Iranian men who can’t afford to buy a house and get married. “I have no money to set up a matrimonial life. I don’t want prostitutes. What should I do with my sexual needs?” he said.

You can dress it up anyway you like, sign as many contracts as you like… This is STILL prostitution. The Iranian government however does not share this Iranian minsters opinion.

TEHRAN – The Iranian government distanced itself on Friday from comments made by its interior minister championing the custom of temporary marriage as a means of reducing illicit extramarital sex. The government spokesman said that Interior Minister Mostafa Pour Mohammadi made his remarks about temporary marriage, a practice unique to Shiite Islam, in his personal capacity as a cleric. […]

Pour Mohammadi was quoted as saying last week that the practice of temporary marriage, known as sigheh in Farsi, was a correct way to respond to young people’s sexual needs within the framework of an Islamic society.

“Islam has solutions for all human problems and temporary marriage is a solution to this kind of problem,” he said in a speech in Iran’s clerical capital of Qom.

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