| Azaraimy HH |
DOMESTIC conflicts which often result in divorces are not rare in Brunei and the Islamic Dakwah Centre is hoping to strengthen the marriage institution by holding post-marriage courses.
The breakdown of marriage in the country is caused by various reasons and these include infidelity, domestic abuse, problems arising from polygamy and foreign spouses returning to their homeland.
The first post-marriage course was successfully held in Tutong yesterday. It was conducted for couples who have been married for three years and above.
The course was organised by the Family Advisory Services Division of Islamic Dakwah Centre.
The course ended with a certificate presentation ceremony by Ustazah Hajah Zakiah binti Haji Taib, Acting Director of Islamic Dakwah Centre.
During the course, participants were not only briefed on the religious aspects of marriage life, but also provided guidelines on handling or managing family affairs, how to be responsible parents, how to resolve conflicts and reach a harmonious and fulfilling family livelihood.
Among the topics covered included My Family My Hope; Influence of Communication in Marriage; Management of Family Finances; Legal Aspects of the Emergency Islamic Family Order; Abuses in Marriage; Importance of Health in Marriage; Conflict Management in Marriage in Islam and Mystical Disturbances in Marriage.
The course was facilitated by speakers and experts from various agencies including Islamic Dakwah Centre, Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Counselling Centre, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance and a freelance speaker from the Ministry of Religious Affairs.