Nyorog Tradition of Betawi Community in The Perspective of Islamic Family Law ( A Case in The Betawi Community in Bekasi, West Java)

  • Abdul Qodir Zaelani Fakultas Syariah UIN Raden Intan Lampung


This article examines the tradition of Nyorog in Betawi communities living in the City of Bekasi, West Java. Even though they live in West Java, the Betawi communities continue to maintain their own culture, including the Nyorog culture that can be found when welcoming Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. The Nyorog tradition is full of social values, even including the values of Islamic family law. Based on the interview results with several figures, this study finds out that some of the values contained in the Nyorog tradition can be understood substantively as an effort to care for family harmony, as well as a means of physical, spiritual, and social education. In conflict situations or estrangement of relations within the family, the Nyorog tradition may function as a medium of reconciliation between conflicting family members, knitting back the broken relationship to a Sakinah Mawaddah wa Rahmah (serene, peaceful, prosperous) family.