• Mahmud El-Khudri
  • Khairul Amri
  • Nita Azita Zain


Pelangkahan, Marriage, custom and Islamic family Law


Marriage is an inner and outer bond between a man and a woman as husband and wife with the aim of forming a happy and eternal family or household based on the belief in One Almighty God. In the marriage customs of the people of Southeast Aceh, there is a custom that if someone wants to get married but has an older sibling who hasn't married first or can marry before their older sibling, they must give a gold medallion (approximately 3 grams) to the older sibling who is stepped over. The questions in this problem are (1) How is the practice of marriage steps in the Alas custom, (2) What are the views of the clergy or traditional leaders regarding marriage steps in the Alas custom, (3) What are the factors that cause the community to accept the marriage steps in the Alas custom? Alas custom and (4) How is the custom of stepping according to fiqh. The approach used in this study is a qualitative method, which is a research method that grows on data in the form of views on the stages of marriage in the Alas custom seen from the perspective of Islamic family law. The results of this study indicate that: (1) when the prospective bride steps over her older sister to get married, she first asks for permission or blessing and at the same time gives the item for the step over to the older sister she steps over. (2) Scholars or traditional leaders are of the opinion that stepping can be practiced if the custom has beneficial values, does not conflict with God's law and others. (3) Community factors accept the stages of marriage in the Alas tradition, educational factors, readiness or ethics and the factor of the younger sibling getting a mate first. (4) According to fiqh there is no prohibition for someone to step over their older brother to get married.