Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Religious Life, ISRL 2020, 2-5 November 2020, Bogor, Indonesia

Research Article

Dilemma of Sexuality Service for Hajj Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305081,
        author={Agus  Multyono and Fakhruddin  Fakhruddin and Umul  Hidayati and Koeswinarno  Koeswinarno and Edi  Junaedi},
        title={Dilemma of Sexuality Service for Hajj Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Religious Life, ISRL 2020, 2-5 November 2020, Bogor, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISRL},
        year={2021},
        month={3},
        keywords={hajj sexuality service saudi arabia},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305081}
    }
    
  • Agus Multyono
    Fakhruddin Fakhruddin
    Umul Hidayati
    Koeswinarno Koeswinarno
    Edi Junaedi
    Year: 2021
    Dilemma of Sexuality Service for Hajj Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
    ISRL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305081
Agus Multyono1,*, Fakhruddin Fakhruddin1, Umul Hidayati1, Koeswinarno Koeswinarno1, Edi Junaedi1
  • 1: Research and Development Center for Religious Community Guidance and Religious Services
*Contact email: agusmulyono78@yahoo.com

Abstract

The topic of husband-wife ties that exists in Saudi Arabia's Hajj pilgrims has been the subject of numerous research rarely before. In addition to being considered a tabu, the government views the issue of sexuality as a private matter for the pilgrims. Then the sequence of problems can be formulated (a) How did the pilgrims in Saudi Arabia react to sexual problems? ; (b) How does the Government make room for pilgrims to address the sexuality problem? The results showed that the issue of sexuality for the pilgrims while in Saudi Arabia was a significant need to be fulfilled, so that organizers of pilgrimages at different levels needed to provide space, particularly for the pilgrimage of a sexually active age. This shows that nearly all productive-age pilgrims tackle the issue of sexuality in different ways while in Saudi Arabia, and are scarcely organized because the hajj organizer does not give them formal space.