With the contracts lasting from between several hours to a few years, "temporary wives" are an endorsed way for Iranian men to have mistresses outside marriage.
Men and women can commit to a "temporary marriage" for an agreed period of time, under Iranian law, providing a certain amount of money is paid to the woman.
After spending over eight years in Tehran's Evin prison, Jahed was hanged at dawn. She was sentenced in 2002 with stabbing Laleh Saharkhizan to death and found guilty of murder in 2004 and in 2009, after her appeal was refused.
The khabaronline.ir news website said the victim's son dragged the chair from under her feet as Jahed struggled for breath in the remaining moments of her life. The former soccer striker, Khani, also attended the hanging.
Prior to her hanging Jahed prayed peacefully, before bursting into tears and cries, as she shouted for her life to be saved.
Several Iranian experts believe Jahed has been wrongfully convicted. She first denied any involvement in Saharkhizan's stabbing, but later confessed to the death, then withdrew the confession.
Including Amnesty International, numerous human rights groups, have campaigned for Jahed's punishment to be stopped.
High profile artists and well-regarded cultural figures in Iran have for years also appealed to the victim's family to show mercy.
The reports also revealed that judiciary officials unsuccessfully spent almost an hour in talks with Saharkhizan's family before the hanging, trying to influence them to spare Jahed's life.
The death penalty was imposed on the Islamic law of "qisas", an eye for an eye retribution.
Murder, rape, armed robbery, kidnapping and drug trafficking are crimes punishable with the death sentence in Iran.
Numerous women have been hanged for murdering their husbands, since 2000.
Approximately 40 women in total have been hung in Iran since the beginning of 2000, for crimes ranging from murder, adultery, drugs, keeping a brothel, adultery, robbery and murder, murdering a baby and terrorism.
40 years old was the oldest woman who was hanged and the youngest was just 16 years old.
In a resolution in December 2004, the United Nations denounced Iran's record on public executions, floggings, arbitrary sentences, torture and discrimination against women. Other organizations have done the same.
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