We find in Tafsir Ibn Katheer in Tafsir of Verse of Muta’a (4/24)

 

وقد استدل بعموم هذه الآية على نكاح المتعة، ولا شك أنه كان مشروعاً في ابتداء الإسلام، ثم نسخ بعد ذلك

And it is argued in general with this verse on Nikah-e-Muta’a, and there is no doubt that it was allowed in START of ISLAM, then it was cancelled [1]

And he writes in same very Tafsir

 

وَقَالَ سُفْيَانُ الثَّوْرِيُّ ووَكِيع، عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ أَبِي خَالِدٍ، عَنْ قَيْس بْنِ أَبِي حَازِمٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ: كُنَّا نَغْزُو مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، وَلَيْسَ مَعَنَا نِسَاءٌ، فَقُلْنَا: أَلَّا نَسْتَخْصِي؟ فَنَهَانَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ ذَلِكَ، وَرَخَّصَ لَنَا أَنْ نَنْكِحَ الْمَرْأَةَ بِالثَّوْبِ إِلَى أَجَلٍ، ثُمَّ قَرَأَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ: {يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُحَرِّمُوا طَيِّبَاتِ مَا أَحَلَّ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ [وَلا تَعْتَدُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ] } (2) .

أَخْرَجَاهُ مِنْ حَدِيثِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ (3) . وَهَذَا كَانَ قَبْلَ تَحْرِيمِ نِكَاحِ الْمُتْعَةِ، وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ.

Sufian al Thori, and Waki’i narrated from Ismaeel bin Abi Khalid from Qais bi Abi Hazim from Abdullah bin Ma’sood; who said:

We used to participate in the holy wars carried on by the Prophet and we had no women (wives) with us. So we said (to the Prophet ). “Shall we castrate ourselves?” But the Prophet forbade us to do that and thenceforth he allowed us to marry a woman temporarily by giving her even a garment, and then he recited: “O you who believe! Do not make unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you.”

It has been narrated in narration of Ismaeel, and This was before prohibition of Nikah ul Muta’a. Allah knows best [2]

 

So

This means that Muta’a was allowed atleast after revelation of This verse, which belongs to Surat-ul-Maidah

 

And

He also writes in Same Very Tafsir

 

 وَقَالَ الْحَاكِمُ أَيْضًا: حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الْعَبَّاسِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَعْقُوبَ، حَدَّثَنَا يحيى بْنُ نَصْرٍ، قَالَ: قُرِئَ عَلَى عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ وَهْبٍ، أَخْبَرَنِي مُعَاوِيَةُ بْنُ صَالِحٍ عَنْ أَبِي الزَّاهِرِيَّةِ، عَنْ جُبَيْرِ بْنِ نُفَيْرٍ، قَالَ: حَجَجْتُ فَدَخَلْتُ عَلَى عَائِشَةَ فَقَالَتْ لِي: يَا جُبَيْرُ، تَقْرَأُ الْمَائِدَةَ؟ فَقُلْتُ: نَعَمْ، فَقَالَتْ: أَمَا إِنَّهَا آخِرُ سُورَةٍ نَزَلَتْ، فَمَا وَجَدْتُمْ فِيهَا من جلال فَاسْتَحِلُّوهُ، وَمَا وَجَدْتُمْ فِيهَا مِنْ حَرَامٍ فَحَرِّمُوهُ، ثُمَّ قَالَ: صَحِيحٌ عَلَى شَرْطِ الشَّيْخَيْنِ، وَلَمْ يُخَرِّجَاهُ،

And Hakim also writes: Jubair bin Nafeer says that I went for Haj, and met Ayesha. She asked me: Do You recited al Maidah? I said: Yes. She said: This is the last Surah revealed, so what You find Halal/allowed in this, that is Halal/allowed. And what You find Haram/prohibited in it, That is Haram

(Hakim says) Hadeeth is Sahih on terms of Sheikhain, but it was not written by them [3]

 

Keep in mind that this narration has been authenticated by Many Scholars, including Maqal ul Wida’i, Sheikh Ahmad Shakir and Kamran Tahir [4]

 

This in essence means that Muta’a was allowed even after revelation of Last Surah (al Maidah)………………….And that was definitely NOT START of Islam…..

 

 

 

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[1]Tafsir Ibn Kathir, see ONLINE LINK

[2] Tafsir Ibn Kathir, 3/170, Researcher Sami bin Mohammad Salama, printed by Dar Tayyaba, 2nd Ed

[3] Tafsir Ibn Kathir, 3/3; Online Link

[4] In Mustadrak Imam Hakim with research of Sheikh Maqbal al Wida’i, 2/370, Book of Tafsir, Tafsir of Surat ul Maidah, Sheikh gave his opinion regarding this chain, and said

“Mawia bin Salih and Abu Zahriya, who is Hadir bin Kareeb, and Jubair bin Nafeer are not narrators of Bukhari, so Hadeeth in Sahih on terms of Muslim only”

Sheikh Ahmad Shakir who mentioned it in Umda tu Tafaseer,2/619; which means it is authentic as per Him

and Researcher Kamran Tahir whoauthenticated it in Urdu version of Tafsir Ibn Kathir (2/43) as Sahih Sanad;authenticated it as Sahih

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