Khomeini on Islam
Religious Teachings of:
Sex, Marriage, Divorce and Relationships
Republished: December 5, 2007
L. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, a Great
R. The Great Shiite Thinker in action, thinking about his favorite
"Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was the founder and the first
Supreme Clerical and Social Leader of the Islamic Republic of
historical moment of endearment between Prophet Mohammed PBUHB
(Peace Be Upon His Bone) and Ayesha!
from "Resaleh" (Towzih ol Masael) Book of Ayatollah
A woman may legally belong to a man in one of two ways; by permanent
marriage or temporary marriage (Siqeh). In the former, the duration
of the marriage needs not to be specified; in the latter, it must
be stipulated, for example, that it is for a period of an hour,
a day, a month, a year, or more.
A man can marry a girl younger than nine years of age, even if
the girl is still a baby being breastfed. A man, however is prohibited
from having intercourse with a girl younger than nine, other sexual
acts such as foreplay, rubbing, kissing and sodomy is allowed.
A man having intercourse with a girl younger than nine years of
age has not committed a crime, but only an infraction, if the
girl is not permanently damaged. If the girl, however, is permanently
damaged, the man must provide for her all her life. But this girl
will not count as one of the man's four permanent wives. He also
is not permitted to marry the girl's sister.
A father or a paternal grandfather has the right to marry off
a child who is insane or has not reached puberty by acting as
her representative. The child may not annul such a marriage after
reaching puberty or regaining her sanity, unless the marriage
is to her manifest disadvantage.
Any girl who is of age, that is, capable of understanding what
is in her own best interest, if she wishes to get married and
is a virgin, must procure the authorization of her father or paternal
grandfather. The permission of her mother or brother is not required.
a wife finds out after the marriage that her husband is suffering
from mental illness, that he is a castrate, impotent, or has had
his testicles excised, she may apply for annulment of her marriage.
marriage is annulled if a man finds that his wife is afflicted
with one of the seven following disabilities:
5. paralysis with aftereffects
6. malformation of the urinary
and genital tracts
7. malformation of the genital-tract
and rectum through conjoining thereof, or vaginal malformation
making Coitus impossible.
If a wife has her marriage annulled because her husband is unable
to have sexual relations with her either vaginally or anally,
he must pay her as damages one-half of her Mehriyeh (her wedding
prize) specified in the marriage contract. If the husband or wife
annuls the marriage for any of the above-mentioned reasons, the
man owes nothing to the woman if they have had sexual relations
together; if they had not, then he must pay her the full amount
of the dowry.
A Muslim woman may not marry a non-Muslim man; nor may a Muslim
man marry a non-Muslim woman in continuing marriage, but he may
take a Jewish or Christian woman in temporary marriage.
If a man who has married a girl who has not reached puberty, possesses
her sexually before her ninth birthday, inflicting trauma upon
her, he has no right to repeat such an act with her.
man who has contracted a continuing marriage may not leave his
wife for so long a time as to allow her to question the validity
of the marriage; however, he is not obligated to spend one night
out of every four with her.
husband must have sexual relations with his wife at least once
in every four months.
A woman who has been temporarily married in exchange for a previously
established dowry has no right to demand that her daily expenses
be paid by her husband, even when she becomes pregnant.
A temporary marriage (Siqeh), even though only one of convenience,
is nevertheless legal.
A man must not abstain from having sexual relations with his temporary
wife for more than four months.
A woman who has contracted a continuing marriage does not have
the right to go out of the house without her husband's permission;
she must remain at his disposal for the fulfillment of any one
of his desires, and may not refuse herself to him except for a
religiously valid reason. If she is totally submissive to him,
the husband must provide her with her food, clothing, and lodging,
whether or not he has the means to do so.
woman who refuses herself to her husband is guilty, and may not
demand from him food, clothing, lodging, or any later sexual relations;
however, she retains the right to be paid damages if she is repudiated.
a father (or paternal grandfather) marries off his daughter (or
granddaughter) in her absence without knowing for a certainty
that she is alive, the marriage becomes null and void as soon
as it is established that she was dead at the time of the marriage.
To look upon the face and hair of a girl who has not reached
puberty, if it is done without intention of enjoyment thereof,
and if one is not afraid of succumbing to temptation, may be tolerated.
It is however recommended that one not look upon her belly or
thighs, which must remain covered.
To look upon the faces and hands of Jewish or Christian women,
if this is not done with intention of enjoyment thereof, and if
one does not fear temptation, is tolerated.
woman must hide her body and her hair from the eyes of men. It
is highly recommended that she also hide them from those of pre
puberty boys, if she suspects that they may look upon her with
A woman who becomes pregnant as a result of adultery must not
have an abortion.
If a man commits adultery with an unmarried woman, and subsequently
marries her, the child born of that marriage will be a bastard
unless the parents can be sure it was conceived after they were
If a man is called upon, for medical reasons, to look upon a woman
other than his wife and to touch her body, he is permitted to
do so, but if he can give such care by only looking at the body
he must not touch it, and if he can give it by only touching,
he must not look at it.
A child born of an adulterous father is legitimate.
The best person to breast-feed a newborn baby is its own mother.
It is preferable that she does not ask to be paid for such service,
but that her husband pay her for it of his own free will. If the
sum the mother asks for is greater than that charged by a wet
nurse, the husband is free to take the child from its mother and
turn it over to the wet nurse.
man who repudiates his wife must be of sound mind and past the
age of puberty. He must do so of his own free will and without
any constraint; therefore, if the formula for divorce is spoken
in jest the marriage is not annulled.
woman temporarily married, say, for a month or a year, has her
marriage automatically annulled at the end of that time, or at
any other time when the husband releases her from the balance
of her engagement. It is not necessary for this that there be
any witnesses, or that the woman have had her period.
A woman who has not yet reached the age of nine or a menopausal
woman may remarry immediately after divorce, without waiting the
hundred days that are otherwise required.
A woman who has had her ninth birthday, or who has not yet
entered menopause, must wait for three menstrual periods after
her divorce before being allowed to remarry. If a woman who has
not reached her ninth birthday or who has not entered menopause
gets temporarily married, she must, at the end of the contract
or when the husband has released her from part of it, wait two
menstrual periods or forty-five days before marrying again.
the father or paternal grandfather of a boy has him marry a woman
for a temporary marriage, he may prematurely cancel it in the
boy's interest, even if the marriage was contracted before the
boy reached the age of puberty. If for example, a fourteen-year-old
boy has been married off to a woman for a period of two years,
they may return her freedom to the woman before this time has
run its course; but a continuing marriage cannot be broken in
If a man repudiates his wife without informing her of it, and
continues to meet her expenses for a period of, say, a year, and
at the end of that time informs her that he got a divorce a year
earlier and shows her proof of it, he may require that she return
to him anything he has bought or given her during that time, provided
that she has not used it up or consumed it, in which case he cannot
demand its return.
a child dies within the mother's womb and it is a danger to her
life to leave it there, it must be extracted in the easiest way
possible; it can if it needs to be cut into pieces; this should
be done by the woman's husband or a midwife.
A woman who wishes to pursue her studies toward the end of
being able to earn her living through respectable work, and who
has a male teacher, may do so if she keeps her face covered and
has no contact with men; but if that is inevitable, and religious
and moral tenets are thus undermined, she must give up her studies.
Girls and boys who attend coeducational classes in grammar schools,
high schools, universities, or other teaching establishments,
and who, in order to legalize such a situation, wish to contract
a temporary marriage may do so without the permission of their
fathers. The same applies if the boy and girl are in love but
hesitate to ask for such permission.
From The Book
of "Resaleh" by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
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For more information
you can go and read the complete book of "Resaleh" (Towzih
ol Masael) by Imam Ruhollah Khomeini:
You be the
judge, are these words from a sufficient logical mentality or
are these the sufficient logical words of a person who supposed
to be the spiritual and social leader of a movement and a nation;
furthermore, spiritual leader of the global Shiite Muslim?!
Lack of Education
and knowledge causes us to make illogical decisions, which might
effect us for a long period of time and might drop us in to the
darkness of superstition for decades. The key is to educate and
to self-study; therefore, we will not fall in to the dark, Fanatical
Religious Superstitious Pits of Illiteracy, so we will destroy
our lives and condemn our society's future! These are the words
of a man who was put in charge of a Nation's Foreign and Domestic
Affairs, Economical and Social Affairs, Cultural and Spiritual
Affairs, and practically in charge of a Nation's complete affairs!
These are the words of a man whom many of you chose to be your
Master, Saint, and called him your Imam!
This man is
the theoretician of a philosophy (Neo Islamic Fundamentalism).
Welcome to his philosophy! This philosophy is all about our bellies
and under bellies! It is amazing how Ayatollahs are so concerned
about our privates!
Khomeini is officially the first IRI Imam, the 13th Shiite Imam
(honorary Imam) and his shrine (Imamzadeh) is one of the most
trafficked Shiite Shrines in the world. Khomeini is officially
a Shiite Saint. This makes one think that most likely the other
12 Imams were also the same types of characters such as Khomeini!
other Shiites and Muslims,
the words of a man whom you chose to be your Supreme Clerical
Leader and your Supreme Political Leader. May your Allah help
you, cause no one else can! You be the judge!
Islam, religion of Bull Shiite by the Bulls (Imams) for the Shiite!
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