Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Marriage Training Program in Saudi Arabia

A social dilemma which is discussed on almost all the social forums of the country Saudi Arabia is the increased divorce rate. There are several small and major causes of this increased divorce rate and we have covered them in this article. “Causes ofDivorces in Saudi Arabia”. One of those causes is not having proper training for bride and groom. They expect something from each other which is not practically possible. They do not even know that their expectation is valid or not. Both partners assume that whatever they are expecting from the other partner is his or her basic right. They don’t think about their duties. Story ends with the three words “Talaq, Talaq, Talaq”. In Islam using these words by men are considered enough for divorce. Rest of the activities are just documentary.

Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported on Friday May 16, 2014 that Saudi Arabia is introducing a mandatory marriage training program for its citizens. According to the newspaper, plan to introduce the marriage training program will be mandatory for all the couples getting married in all over the Saudi Arabia. “No one can deny the importance of training for married life, and its impact on reducing the rates of divorce cases,” Fouad al-Jugaiman, coordinator for the pre-marriage rehabilitation program told the newspaper.

Divorce rate in Malaysia declined from 32% to just 7% with the introduction of this kind of program. We must be empathetic in thinking that one divorce does not just affects lives of couple, there are so many other lives of children also associated with the marriage. Actually, the major loser of divorce is children. 82 cases of divorce take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on daily basis and 100,000 marriage contracts are executed on annual basis. The marriage training program which will be mandated in next two years will be having services of 1,000 qualified trainers. We hope that with the introduction of this marriage training program, divorce rate will be reduced in Saudi Arabia.


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