FAMILY PLANNING BETWEEN THE SOMALI CULTURE AND THE ISLAMIC TRADITION
Ali Araye Addow
Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Banadir,Somalia
This essay examines the intricate connections between the Islamic faith, Somali culture, and family planning. Large families are viewed as a sign of social prestige and pride in Somali culture, which explores the societal norms and expectations surrounding family size. Examined are how maternal responsibilities and the extended family structure affect reproductive choices. The influence of Islamic teachings on family planning techniques in the Somali community is also investigated. Islam favors procreation and regards children as a heavenly blessing, but it also advocates responsible parenting and places a strong emphasis on the welfare of parents and children. The paper explores the ways in which Islamic scholars have interpreted sacred texts to advocate for the use of contraception within specific parameters. A sophisticated approach to family planning is produced by the fusion of Islamic tradition and Somali culture, balancing societal expectations with the welfare of the individual and the family. The abstract ends by emphasizing how crucial it is to comprehend these cultural and religious aspects in order to create successful tactics that respect the ideals and principles of the Somali community while advancing all-inclusive reproductive health care.
Keywords: Family planning, Somali culture, Islamic tradition, Societal norms Responsible parenthood.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Environmental Economics, Commerce and Educational Management
Published on : 2023-09-11