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Has mutah contract terminated if no correct words said


I would like to know whether my mutah contract has been terminated. I was in a mutah contract and myself and my partner mutually decided to end the contract before the specified time period. He did not know the correct words to use so he said “you are divorced” with the intention to end the mutah. We have both believed the mutah has been terminated until recently learning that he did not use the correct words. Has the mutah contract ended?


Salaam Alaykum,

2518. There is no question of of divorce in the case of a woman with whom temporary marriage is contracted, for example, for one month or one year. She becomes free when the period of her marriage expires or when the man forgoes the period of her marriage by saying: “I hereby exempt you from the remaining time of marriage”, and it is not necessary to have a witness nor that the woman should be Pak from her Haidh.
2524. If a woman who has completed nine years of age, and is not in menopause, contracts a temporary marriage, for example, if she marries a man for a period of one month or a year and the period of her marriage comes to an end, or her husband exempts her from the remaining period, she should observe Iddah. If she sees Haidh, she should observe Iddah for two periods of Haidh, and cannot marry again during that period. But if she does not see Haidh, then she should refrain from marrying another man for forty five days. And if she is pregnant, she should observe Iddah till the birth or miscarriage of the child, or for forty five days and as a recommended precaution, she should wait for whichever period is longer.
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