STRATEGI KANTOR URUSAN AGAMA DALAM MENINGKATKAN MUTU PENYULUH AGAMA ISLAM DALAM BIMBINGAN PRANIKAH DI KECAMATAN MATTIRO SOMPE KABUPATEN PINRANG
This study is about the Strategy of the Office of Religious Affairs in improving the quality of Islamic Religious Counselors in premarital guidance in Mattiro Sompe District, Pinrang Regency. The primary data sources in this study were the Head of the Office of Religious Affairs (Key Informants) and additional informants were Islamic religious instructors, employees of the Office of Religious Affairs and prospective brides and grooms. While the secondary data sources are books, internet, reports, and documentation. Furthermore, the data collection methods used were observation, interviews, and documentation. Data processing techniques and data analysis were carried out through three stages, namely data reduction, data presentation and conclusion drawing.
The results showed that the method of the Office of Religious Affairs in Improving the quality of Islamic religious instructors in pre-marital guidance in Mattiro Sompe Sub-district, Pinrang Regency, namely improving the welfare of the instructor, attending seminars, education and training (Diklat). The inhibiting factors for improving the quality of Islamic religious
instructors in premarital guidance in Mattiro sompe District, Pinrang Regency, namely Covid-19, and low self-confidence. The implication of this research is that the Office of Religious Affairs should increase the number of employees from the Department of Islamic Guidance and Counseling in order to improve the quality of employee performance. And it should be for prospective brides who have busy schedules to continue to follow premarital guidance even though they have to leave work and must prioritize religious values because only with religion can happiness in life in this world and in the hereafter be achieved.