Childfree in the View of Fiqh al-Aulawiyyat and Human Rights


  • Dyah Syifa Herawati UIN K.H. Abdurrahman Wahid Pekalongan


Childfree, Fiqh al-Aulawiyyat, Human Rights


In recent times, the phenomenon of Childfree has spread in Indonesian society, since one of the creators of youtube Indonesia Gita Savitri Devi brought the childfree phenomena in the middle of the community. Where Gita is a German free university graduate who decides not to have a child on grounds of fear that she will not be able to take responsibility for her child and hurt her child. It raises pro-contra. There are those who support the principle by relying on human rights, but not a few who oppose it because it does not conform to the moral and religious norms adhered to by the Indonesian nation. Including not in line with the culture that exists in many regions. This study is a library study using intergrative-interconnective research methods, i.e. by describing in depth about childfree from various literature then examined using the approach of fiqh al-aulawiyyat and Human Law. The human rights perspective is how the rules concerning human rights in this regard, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act No. 39 of 1999, regard the decision or life choice of a spouse to have no child, whether it be a son, a daughter, or an adopted child, as one of the fundamental rights of every human being and cannot be challenged by anyone, anywhere and at any time. So the comparison of Islamic law and human rights to childfree is that there are similarities on some sides, and differences on the other.