Sexual Education For Children With Islamic Psychological Approach

Dinie Ratri Desiningrum, Darosy Indah H

Abstract


The research was aimed to review and combine several theories related to Islamic sex education and human development psychology based on Islamic psychological experts, correlated with theories of conventional developmental psychology. The results of this study are expected to be able to enrich the insights of parents and educators about Islamic sex education for children according to their age. The research used qualitative approach by discussing the points of view stated by an educator, Abdullah Nashih Ulwan, about Islamic sex education and the points of view from Islamic psychology and human development as stated by Abdul Mujid. The data were collected by reading, reviewing, and analyzing literatures. The results show: (1) Abdullah Nashih Ulwan stated that Islamic sex education for children is that Islam has set up laws related to sex education, discusses sexual matters as well as provides solutions for sex-related problems, sexual ethics, and sexual techniques related to daily worship/rituals. While (2) Abdul Mujib stated that the stages of human development are unique and stated in Quran so that, naturally, children and adolescents have different needs of sex education and Islam has arranged the education in such a way. (3) General Islamic sex education for children focuses on ethics in controlling desires (from the way an individual sees other to one’s sexual desires), respecting aurat (or parts of the body that should be covered), focusing on worshipping to stay away from sexual desires which might come from media or peers, considering commandments related to puberty and akhil balikh, maintaining communication with parents. It is advised that parents and educators should provide guidance to children based on their age to understand sexuality based on Islamic value. Keywords: sex education, Islamic psychology, children

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