Javanese Tarapan Ceremony


Sungkeman ceremony

The ceremony continues with Sungkeman: showing respect to the parents. The parents are invited to come foreward and take a seat. Jasmine is accompanied to her parents and kneels while apologizing to her father for mistakes she may have committed. Then she does the same for her mother. Once ready, both parents stand up. The other guests also stand up.

Prayers from the Koran

Irien reads a prayer from the Koran and translates this into Indonesian and into Dutch.

She then confirms her devotion to Islam and says Al-Ikhlas.

بِسۡمِ للّٰہِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِیۡمِ Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Raheem In the name of Allah, Most gracious, Most merciful
قُلۡ هُوَ اللّٰہُ اَحَدٌ Qul huwa Allahu ahad Say: He is Allah, the One and Only.
اَللّٰہُ الصَّمَدُ Allahu 's-samad Allah, the Eternal, Absolute.
لَمۡ یَلِدۡۙ وَ لَمۡ یُوۡلَدۡ Lam yalid wa lam yulad He begetteth not, nor is He begotten.
وَ لَمۡ یَکُنۡ لَّهّ کُفُوًا اَحَدٌ Wa lam yakul lahu kufuwan ahad And there is none like unto Him.

Jasmine then reads from the Koran and says her creed (al fatihah):

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ Bismillāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm In the name of Allah, Most gracious, Most merciful
الْحَمْدُ للّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ Al ḥamdu lillāhi rabbi l-ʿālamīn Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds
الرَّحْمـنِ الرَّحِيمِ Ar raḥmāni r-raḥīm Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
مَـلِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ Māliki yawmi d-dīn Master of the Day of Judgement
إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ Iyyāka naʿbudu wa iyyāka nastaʿīn Thee do we worship, and Thine aide we seek
اهدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ المُستَقِيمَ Ihdinā ṣ-ṣirāṭa al-mustaqīm Show us the straight way
صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ Ṣirāṭa al-laḏīna anʿamta ʿalayhim The way of those on whom Thou has bestowed thy Grace, those whose portion
غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّينَ ġayri l-maġḍūbi ʿalayhim walā ḍ-ḍāllīn Is not wrath, and who do not go astray.


The guests are then invited to congratulate Jasmine and the parents.



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