Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > Al-Mut‘ah (advantageous marriage) Is Not Permissible With Non-Chaste Women
Hadith #5

5- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْبَرْقِيِّ عَنْ دَاوُدَ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ الْحَذَّاءِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْفَيْضِ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عَنِ الْمُتْعَةِ فَقَالَ نَعَمْ إِذَا كَانَتْ عَارِفَةً قُلْنَا جُعِلْنَا فِدَاكَ فَإِنْ لَمْ تَكُنْ عَارِفَةً قَالَ فَاعْرِضْ عَلَيْهَا وَقُلْ لَهَا فَإِنْ قَبِلَتْ فَتَزَوَّجْهَا وَإِنْ أَبَتْ أَنْ تَرْضَى بِقَوْلِكَ فَدَعْهَا وَإِيَّاكَ وَالْكَوَاشِفَ وَالدَّوَاعِيَ وَالْبَغَايَا وَذَوَاتِ الأزْوَاجِ قُلْتُ مَا الْكَوَاشِفُ قَالَ اللَّوَاتِي يُكَاشِفْنَ وَبُيُوتُهُنَّ مَعْلُومَةٌ وَيُؤْتَيْنَ قُلْتُ فَالدَّوَاعِي قَالَ اللَّوَاتِي يَدَّعِينَ إِلَى أَنْفُسِهِنَّ وَقَدْ عُرِفْنَ بِالْفَسَادِ قُلْتُ فَالْبَغَايَا قَالَ الْمَعْرُوفَاتُ بِالزِّنَا قُلْتُ فَذَوَاتُ الأزْوَاجِ قَالَ الْمُطَلَّقَاتُ عَلَى غَيْرِ السُّنَّةِ.

5. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from al-Barqiy from Dawud ibn Ishaq al-Hadhdha’ from Muhammad ibn al-Fayd who has said the following: “This is concerning my question before abu ‘Abd Allah, Alayhi al-Salam, about al-Mut‘ah (advantageous marriage). He (the Imam) said, ‘Yes, if she is knowledgeable.’ We then asked him (the Imam), ‘We pray to Allah to keep our souls in service for your cause, what happens if she is not knowledgeable?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Propose to her if she agrees then marry her, if she refuses to accept your words then stay away from her. You must remain on your guard against al-Kawashif, al- Dawa‘iy, al-Baghaya’ and Dhaxvat al-Azwaj.’ I then asked who are al-Kaxvashif?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘They are those whose houses are known to people and people go to them.’ I asked about al-Dawa‘iy and he (the Imam) said, ‘They are those women who call people to themselves and who are known for indecent acts.’ I then asked about al-Baghaya’ and he (the Imam) said, They are those who are known for their committing fornication.’ I then asked about Dhaxvat al-Azwaj and he (the Imam) said, They are those who are not divorced according to the Sunnah.’”