Authors : Mardzelah Makhsin, Nurulwahida Hj Azid Aziz, Rozalina Khalid, Aizan Yaacob and Mohamad Fadhli Ilias
Abstract: Family is one aspect of the human life that is given much focus in the Islamic Statutes or Syaria. It is seen as a platform for men and women to seek peace dan happiness of being together to produce offsprings as continuation of generation. Moral values in Al-Sulh education prioritize the principle of redha in seeking the mercy of Allah SWT. There are ten values basing the Al-Sulh education namely Salam, Syahadah, Seruan, Sumpah, Sufi, Syukur, Simak, Sabar, Syafaat dan Silaturahim. These values are designed based on the methods of Al-Sulh practiced at the Department of Syaria Judiciary in Malaysia. The implementation of Al-Sulh values has established the essence of peace towards solving disputes in the Islamic household. The instability in marriage institution of the Malay ethnic group has become an alarming and much debated issue. The high divorce rate among the Malay society is gradually increasing. Nevertheless, study on marriage and divorce is scarce. Therefore, this study aims to give focus especially on the Malay society in Malaysia. This study seeks to analyze the problems that arise in the marriage institution among the Malay society in Kedah, Kelantan, Sabah and Selangor and to identify the implications of divorce or family break-ups on Muslim teenagers in these four states. A survey was conducted where questionnaires were distributed to 120 Muslim teenagers ranging from ages 13-19 that are 30 Muslim teenagers from each state. The findings showed that family break-ups do leave a lot of negative implications in the teenagers self-development, psychological state and academic aspect.
Mardzelah Makhsin, Nurulwahida Hj Azid Aziz, Rozalina Khalid, Aizan Yaacob and Mohamad Fadhli Ilias, 2016. The Principles of Peace in Islamic Family Management to Empower Teenagers Facing Divorce Effects. The Social Sciences, 11: 7240-7244.