Abstract The Nexus between the Temporary Marriage and Early Child Marriages
The present study is a step towards deeper understanding of the phenomenon of Temporary Marriage (TM) and its role in promoting early Child Marriages in Iran. The article reveals that traditional families wish to control sexual behaviour and avoid social pressures such as when people admonish the mingling of youth in mixed gatherings and thus they decide to make these boys and girls Mahram to one another through temporary Marriage. This study reveal the fact that while temporary marriage is playing a role to legalize illicit relationships, on the other hand, facilitate the narrative of Early Child Marriage (ECM) is Iran. The article places an emphasis that ECM is not only the by-product of the temporary marriage but also a discourse which stigmatized the younger generation from various ways. The article also tells the reader that Religion is just a contributory factor, however, this is more about control and power which the patriarchal society and masculine culture in place over the vulnerable segment.