Perspektif Islam Tentang Tradisi Lokal dalam Proses Pelaksanaan Upacara Beati di Gorontalo



Religion and culture are two important things in society that influence each other. When
religious teachings enter a cultured community, there will be a tug of war between cultural
interests on the other side. Likewise with the Islamic religion which was passed down in the
midst of Arab society which has customs and traditions passed down from generation to
generation. The patterns adopted by Islam in responding to Arab customs during the process of
forming Islamic law can also be used as a guide in adapting adat to Islamic law elsewhere. Even
though Islamic law is in a fixed form, it does not mean that Islamic law refuses flexibility in
dealing with the customs and habits of a place. Tradition is part of culture. One of the local
traditions that is closely attached to the life of Indonesian people, especially Gorontalo, is the
process of carrying out the beati ceremony. The beati traditional ceremony in Gorontalo society
is carried out after going through several stages such as molongudu, momonto, momuhuto,
mopohuta'a to pingge, mome'ati and mohatam. In other words, before the beati ceremony as the
main ceremony is carried out, it is preceded by the ceremonies of molongudu, momonto,
momuhuto, mopohuta'a to pingge, momeati and mohatamu. This series of ceremonies is part of
the beati ceremony. Furthermore, the customary stakeholders will mopom'lumu (confirm) that
the entire series of events has been completed, and ends with mongabi. That is an indication
that the event can be disbanded. At that time, the audience immediately stood up and dispersed
while saying sholawat to the Prophet SAW. accompanied by a handshake.

How to Cite
Mokoginta, S. (2022). Perspektif Islam Tentang Tradisi Lokal dalam Proses Pelaksanaan Upacara Beati di Gorontalo. JURNAL PAI: Jurnal Kajian Pendidikan Agama Islam, 1(2), 137-145.