Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > Al-Mut‘ah (Advantageous Marriage)
Hadith #7

7- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَلِيٍّ السَّائِيِّ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأبِي الْحَسَنِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ أَتَزَوَّجُ الْمُتْعَةَ فَكَرِهْتُهَا وَتَشَأَّمْتُ بِهَا فَأَعْطَيْتُ اللهَ عَهْداً بَيْنَ الرُّكْنِ وَالْمَقَامِ وَجَعَلْتُ عَلَيَّ فِي ذَلِكَ نَذْراً وَصِيَاماً أَلا أَتَزَوَّجَهَا ثُمَّ إِنَّ ذَلِكَ شَقَّ عَلَيَّ وَنَدِمْتُ عَلَى يَمِينِي وَلَمْ يَكُنْ بِيَدِي مِنَ الْقُوَّةِ مَا أَتَزَوَّجُ فِي الْعَلانِيَةِ قَالَ فَقَالَ لِي عَاهَدْتَ اللهَ أَنْ لا تُطِيعَهُ وَاللهِ لَئِنْ لَمْ تُطِعْهُ لَتَعْصِيَنَّهُ.

7. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn Mahbub from al-Sa’iy who has said the following: “I once said to abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause, I would marry in the manner of al-Mut‘ah (advantageous marriage), I then disliked it and had bad omens about it; then I promised before Allah between the corner of al-Ka 5 bah and the Station of Ibrahim, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, kept a vow upon myself and fasting not to do such marriage again. It became difficult for me, I regretted because of my swearing and I was not able to marry publicly. He (the Imam) said, ‘You promised Allah not to obey Him. By Allah, if you do not obey Him you sin against Him. 555