Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > Waiting Period in al-Mut‘ah (advantageous marriage)
Hadith #1

1- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أُذَيْنَةَ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) أَنَّهُ قَالَ إِنْ كَانَتْ تَحِيضُ فَحَيْضَةٌ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ لا تَحِيضُ فَشَهْرٌ وَنِصْفٌ.

1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from ‘Umar ibn ‘Udhaynah from Zurarah who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Waiting period in al-Mut‘ah (advantageous marriage) is one cycle of Hayd (menses) if she experiences Hayd (menses); and if she does not experience Hayd (menses) then it is one and a half month.’”



Hadith #2

2- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عِدَّةُ الْمُتْعَةِ خَمْسَةٌ وَأَرْبَعُونَ يَوْماً وَالاحْتِيَاطُ خَمْسٌ وَأَرْبَعُونَ لَيْلَةً.

2. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn abu Nasr who has said the following: “Abu al-Hassan al-Rida’ has said that abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Waiting period for al- Mut‘ah (advantageous marriage) is forty five days and because of precaution it is forty five nights.’”



Hadith #3

3- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنِ ابْنِ بُكَيْرٍ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ قَالَ عِدَّةُ الْمُتْعَةِ خَمْسَةٌ وَأَرْبَعُونَ يَوْماً كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) يَعْقِدُ بِيَدِهِ خَمْسَةً وَأَرْبَعِينَ فَإِذَا جَازَ الأجَلُ كَانَتْ فُرْقَةٌ بِغَيْرِ طَلاقٍ.

3. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Faddal from ibn Bukayr from Zurarah who has said the following: “He (the Imam), ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Waiting period of al-Mut‘ah (advantageous marriage) is forty five days. It is as if I see my father count it on his fingers as forty-five and when this time passes separation between them takes place without divorce.’”