File this under “The Things You Read When You Don’t Have a Gun”.
From an original document found on the Quds’eh Razavi website and translated into English by Planet Iran.
Bismellah al rahman a rahim
Temporary Marriage (Marriage is among the traditions of the Prophet Mohammad)
In order to elevate the spiritual atmosphere, create proper psychological conditions and tranquility of mind, the Province of the Quds’eh-Razavi of Khorassan has created centers for temporary marriage (just next door to the shrine) for those brothers who are on pilgrimage to the shrine of our eighth Imam, Imam Reza, and who are far away from their spouses.
To that end, we call on all our sisters who are virgins, who are between the ages of 12 and 35 to cooperate with us. Each of our sisters who signs up will be bound by a two year contract with the province of the Quds’eh-Razavi of Khorassan and will be required to spend at least 25 days of each month temporarily married to those brothers who are on pilgrimage. The period of the contract will be considered as a part of the employment experience of the applicant. The period of each temporary marriage can be anywhere between 5 hours to 10 days. The prices are as follows:
Our sisters who are virgins will receive a bonus of 100,000 Tomans ($100 US) for the removal of their hymen
- 5 hour temporary marriage — 50,000 Tomans ($50 US)
- One day temporary marriage — 75,000 Tomans ($75 US)
- Two day temporary marriage — 100,000 Tomans ($100 US)
- Three day temporary marriage 150,000 Tomans ($150 US)
- Between 4 and 10 day temporary marriage — 300,000 Tomans ($300 US)