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Introduction of pre-marriage course from Islamic perspectives and medical overview as mechanism to reduce rate of divorce in Nigeria

Abubakar Ibrahim Adamu*, Hamidu Ardo

The goal of this research work is to not only prepare you intellectually, emotionally and in a meaningful way, but also instruct you in choosing a life partner properly. It is not only so that you fulfill your responsibilities and duties related to your life partner, but also to make you ready to face future difficulties and problems in a positive way, as most people become involved in various difficulties after marriage. This paper investigates on the introduction of pre-marriage course in Islam as mechanism to reduce rate of divorce in Nigeria. The paper begins with a brief about position of marriage in Islam. It continues with importance of marriage in Islam as well as prohibited women to marry. It explains the purpose of marriage in Islam, rights and duties of husband/wife, which helps one to understand his/her rights and duties Islamically. The paper ends with introduction pre-marriage course in Islam, months/years in pregnancy and breath feeding, etc. It also shows that Islam does not leave any loophole untouched in the affairs of marriage. Analytical research methodology has been used in preparing this paper. Data are drawn from interview, books, articles, scholarly journals etc.