Family, Divorce, and Religion

Family, the most basic social institution, constitutes a compulsory dimension of human existence. For all societies, divorce refers to a social situation that directly affects family life, culture, social order and peace, children and young people who are the future of society. Religion, which is a basic social institution, is one of the strongest, most decisive, and most complex aspects of social life. Religion as a social phenomenon is influential in many aspects of social life. In this framework, to investigate the dimensions of religion related to divorce, one of the greatest exams of contemporary societies is of great importance. On the process of divorce, the event of divorce, the absence or in the absence of divorce, and on the relation of the spouses to each other in all these situations, understanding the influence and/or ineffectiveness of the religious perception, the orders and prohibitions of the connected religion, and the approach of society to divorce will help to understand and resolve many divorce problems. Access to some points about understanding and solving the problem reveals the importance of doing research on the subject. In this study, the religious dimension of divorce is discussed from a sociological perspective. The aim of the study is to understand the effect of religion in divorce process, in the realization of non-divorce, and in divorced and non-divorced people's approach to divorce, in their relations with each other and their relations with the social environment.


Divorce, religion, Islam, religious legitimation

Author : Ejder OKUMUŞ
Number of pages: 521-535
Full text:
Turkish Studies-Comparative Religious Studies
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