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Muslims divorce / remarriage rates up

Posted by jtsmyth8 on March 21, 2008

1 in 3 Muslim marriages in 2006 involved at least one partner who has tied the knot in the past. Of these 1,387 remarriages, one-third were between couples who had both been divorced. The re-marriage rate is rising in the community, from about 27 per cent of all Muslim marriages 10 years ago to 35.2 per cent in 2006, according to the latest available statistics.

Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman, Parliamentary Secretary (National Development), wants such families to get more help.

‘When a marriage breaks down, children are involved. When they remarry and they divorce again there is another set of children involved,’ he told reporters on Wednesday.

But the increasing numbers are weighing on the As-Salaam Family Support Centre which has been offering preparatory programmes for remarried couples since 2001. (story)

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2 Responses to “Muslims divorce / remarriage rates up”

  1. […] mylosh wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptWhen they remarry and they divorce again there is another set of children involved,’ he told reporters on Wednesday. But the increasing numbers are weighing on the As-Salaam Family Support Centre which has been offering preparatory … […]

  2. annmariefww said

    I think it is interesting the increase of these statistics. I take is as just another testament that as a people we are moving forward with times and the ideologies of the past are no longer acceptable to us. Divorce across many cultures and religions was something that was barely spoken of let alone gone through, thus is not the case today. I work for http://www.firstwivesworld.com, it is an online community of support and help for women who are navigating through the various stages of divorce and life thereafter. I see many women across all the different religions and cultures come together on this commonality. One of our contributing authors recently wrote an article titled “Muslim Divorce Turns a Corner” It was very interesting, check it out at
    http://www.firstwivesworld.com/relevant-news/juliesavard/muslim-divorce-turns-a-corner

    Just my two cents
    Ann Marie

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