The Reflection on the Implementation of Pre-Marriage Course in Aceh

Jamaluddin, Jamaluddin and Nanda, Amalia and Faisal, Faisal (2018) The Reflection on the Implementation of Pre-Marriage Course in Aceh. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 9 (12). pp. 359-364. ISSN 0976-0245 (p), 0976-5506 (e)


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The increasing divorce rates in Aceh shows that couples are unprepared to deal with various issues arose in the household. These issues are dominated by the economic and violent issues within the household. It can be prevented, if both bride and bridegroom to be are equipped with special guidance on fostering harmonious relationships before they start the marriage. In Indonesia, based on the Regulation of the Director General of Islamic Community Guidance, the Guidelines for Implementation of Pre-Marriage Courses has been set to improve understanding and knowledge of family life aiming for the sakinnah family and to reduce the number of disputes, divorce and domestic violence. This study employed library and field research and the data was analyzed using sociological juridical approach. The field research conducted in the districts of East Aceh, North Aceh and Aceh Besar. It is aimed to describe the practice of pre marriage course conducted by the Office of Religious Affairs (ORA) and to explore the acceptance and response of the bride and groom to be related to the implementation of the pre-marriage course. The study found that the implementation of the course has been implemented not only refers to the Regulation of the Director General of Islamic Community Guidance but also in accordance with the mandate of Qanun Aceh Number 8 Year 2014. However, the implementation of the pre-marriage course is not in line with the expectations aspired in the rules. There are several technical constraints faced by the ORA including the unavailability of fund allocation, the lack of instructor and the rejection of participants to follow the entire course sessions for various reasons. This study recommends the Government of Aceh to immediately enact the Aceh Qanun on Family Law and to provide special arrangements for strengthening of pre-marriage course in order to create a harmonious Acehnese society.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KB Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. DR. Jamaluddin S.H., M.Hum
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2019 12:35
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2019 12:35

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