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Adolescent pregnancy: Factors and solution in Islamic perspective

Jamaluddin, Zakiyah and Abu Bakar, Md Zawawi and Wan Abdullah, Wan Abd Rahman Khudzri (2013) Adolescent pregnancy: Factors and solution in Islamic perspective. Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, 7 (4(s)). pp. 373-376. ISSN 1995-0772

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Adolescent pregnancy and abortion are among the social problems faced by adolescents nowadays. Illegal abortion is a grievous sin and Islam has the wisdom to overcome the complexity of the issue.This study explores the problems of adolescent pregnancy and the solutions provided by the Islamic law.Six female adolescent and two senior officials from the Mufti Department and the National Registration Department (JPN) were interviewed respectively.Respondents were chosen based on purposive and chain/snowball technique. The results showed that family problems, poverty, divorce and excessive freedom are factors contributing to adolescent pregnancy and abortion. The study also found that there are rules in Malaysia that governs the matters of illegitimate child.This shows that Islam has ways to address the issues of teenage pregnancy, abortion and illegitimate child.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescence; Adolescent pregnancy; Abortion; Illegitimate child; Islamic law
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Zakiyah Jamaluddin
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 06:24
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 06:24
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17368

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