Indonesia marriage without dating

indonesia marriage without dating

Is marriage without dating the new trend among Indonesian singles?

Frustrated after a string of break-ups, Dwita Astari Pujiartati quit the casual romance circuit and turned to a growing trend among Indonesian singles – marriage without dating.

Is ‘pujiartati’ a thing in Indonesia?

Although the practice is not widespread, Pujiartati is not alone. A movement called Indonesia Tanpa Pacaran (Indonesia without dating) is blossoming in the Southeast Asian nation where people born from the mid-1990s make up about one-quarter of its more than 260 million people.

Is premarital dating a sin?

Any premarital contact should be supervised and getting married younger is ideal, according to the group, which portrays premarital dating as a sinful product of Western decadence. Pujiartati’s courtship was long by the standards of many marriage-without-daters who often tie the knot in a matter of months.

Where did Indonesia’s ‘Sharia caning’ trend come from?

The seeds of this trend may have been planted back in 1998 – when many adherents were toddlers – in the ashes of Indonesia’s collapsed Suharto dictatorship, which largely suppressed religious expression. Sharia Police escort an Acehnese woman before she is caned in public for having sex outside marriage in Banda Aceh, on March 2.

Can you marry a Muslim woman without dating in Indonesia?

Indonesian women and men are separated by gender as they attend a religious lecture on marriage without dating. Photo: AFP , the world’s biggest Muslim majority country. But Pujiartati saw it as a way to ditch dating that went nowhere and be a devout Muslim at the same time by avoiding premarital touching and sex.

Where did Indonesia’s ‘Sharia caning’ trend come from?

The seeds of this trend may have been planted back in 1998 – when many adherents were toddlers – in the ashes of Indonesia’s collapsed Suharto dictatorship, which largely suppressed religious expression. Sharia Police escort an Acehnese woman before she is caned in public for having sex outside marriage in Banda Aceh, on March 2.

Is premarital dating a sin?

Any premarital contact should be supervised and getting married younger is ideal, according to the group, which portrays premarital dating as a sinful product of Western decadence. Pujiartati’s courtship was long by the standards of many marriage-without-daters who often tie the knot in a matter of months.

Why is Indonesia’s hardline Islamic leadership pushing for similar laws in Aceh?

Hardline Islamic leaders in Indonesia, inspired by what is allowed in Aceh, are pushing to implement similar regulations in other parts of the country. In Indonesia around 88 percent of the population declares themselves moderate Muslim, although more and more women are modestly dressed and the LGBT community feels increasingly threatened.

What is the current state of Islam in Indonesia?

In Indonesia around 88 percent of the population declares themselves moderate Muslim, although more and more women are modestly dressed and the LGBT community feels increasingly threatened. The persecution of religious minorities in Indonesia has also been keenly felt in recent years.

Will Indonesia’s Aceh province stop caning criminals in public?

In Indonesia’s conservative province of Aceh, a long-awaited promise to stop caning criminals in public places lasted only a few months. In April, the governor of the province, Irwandi Yusuf, had pledged that punishments would be held inside prisons instead of in front of mosques, as a response to the international criticism to this practice.

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