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Type Journal Article - Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research
Title Marital Breakdown in Muslim Community in Malaysia
Author(s)
Volume 20
Issue 11
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 1440-1444
URL http://idosi.org/mejsr/mejsr20(11)14/19.pdf
Abstract
Malaysia has recently witnessed remarkable changes in family life of her population. In the context
of divorce, most couples end up their marriage in divorce. The paper aimed at describing the incidence of
divorce in Muslim Community in Malaysia. To meet this aim, the article utilizes a content analysis approach
using secondary materials which include reports from Population and Housing Census of Malaysia and record
files of the Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia). The study
shows that the divorce rates among Malaysian Muslims aged between 18 and 50 in the country is increased
significantly. The data also reveal the highest divorce rates are found in the Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur,
followed by Terengganu, Perlis and Kedah.

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