What is Teks Tahtim and How to Perform It?
Teks Tahtim is a term that refers to the recitation of certain verses and prayers for the deceased in Islam. It is derived from the Arabic word "tahlil", which means to declare the oneness of Allah. Teks Tahtim is usually performed by Muslims in Indonesia, especially in Java, as a way of expressing their condolences and seeking forgiveness for the departed souls.
Teks Tahtim consists of several parts, such as:
The introduction of Al-Fatihah, the opening chapter of the Quran, which is dedicated to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), his family, and his companions.
The recitation of Surah Al-Ikhlas, a chapter that affirms the uniqueness and absoluteness of Allah, three times.
The declaration of tahlil and takbir, which are statements of faith and glorification of Allah.
The recitation of sholawat tarhim, a salutation and blessing for the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), which is usually sung in a melodious voice.
The recitation of other verses and prayers, such as Surah Yasin, Ayat Kursi, Surah Al-Mulk, Surah Al-Falaq, Surah An-Nas, and various supplications for the deceased.
Teks Tahtim can be performed individually or collectively, at any time or place, but it is commonly done at the gravesite of the deceased, at their home, or at the mosque. It can also be done on certain occasions, such as the anniversary of death (haul), the night of power (laylatul qadr), or the month of Ramadan. The purpose of Teks Tahtim is to honor the memory of the deceased, to ask Allah to grant them mercy and forgiveness, and to increase their status in the hereafter.
Teks Tahtim is a recitation of verses and prayers for the deceased in Islam. It is a way of expressing condolences and seeking forgiveness for the departed souls. It is also a way of honoring the memory of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), his family, and his companions. Teks Tahtim has many benefits for the deceased and the living, such as invoking the mercy and forgiveness of Allah, reminding the reality of death and the hereafter, and strengthening the bond of brotherhood and solidarity among Muslims. Teks Tahtim should be done with proper etiquette and manners, such as sincerity, humility, respect, reverence, moderation, balance, knowledge, and understanding. Teks Tahtim is a noble and virtuous act that can bring us closer to Allah and His beloved messenger. d282676c82