The Ritual of Rebo Wekasan, The Tale of the Sun of the Year

The Ritual of Rebo Wekasan, The Tale of the Sun of the Year

Remembering Rebo Wekasan is one of people’s habits Muslim which is famous throughout the island. Held at the end of the month of Safar, the ritual of Rebo Wekasan is considered a way to get rid of bad luck.

Concentrate NOT Online, Rebo Wekasan itself means the last Wednesday in the month of Safar. Safar itself is called the second month in the Hijra calendar.

This custom originates from Islamic beliefs that have long regarded the month of Safar as an unlucky month. The last Wednesday of the month of Safar is believed to be the source of illness and anxiety, and is the unluckiest day of the year.

Therefore, most of the list of traditions and practices that are practiced are generally abhorrent. From zikr and sharing food as mountains and safety, to sunna prayer to refuse to strengthen.

Citing various sources, the tradition of Wekasan Rebo is believed to have originated in Indonesia since the 17th century. This tradition is particularly evident in Sumatra and Java.

On the island of Java, most of the coastal communities practice this custom. The way of commemorating this day is also different in each region in Java.

There are also those who say that this tradition started in the era of Wali Songo. At that time, many scholars believed that Allah SWT sent down hundreds of diseases in the month of Safar. Tirakatan became a way for teachers at that time to refuse to encourage.

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Until now, the tradition still persists, but with different forms of tradition.

In Banyuwangi, for example, the tradition of collecting water is held to commemorate Rebo Wekasan. There is also a giant lemper made in Bantul, DI Yogyakarta, which will later be distributed to the residents.

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an example of prayerExample. The ritual of Rebo Wekasan is usually performed with the sunna prayers of refusal to strengthen. (Photo/CiydemImages)

According to the language, Safar means ‘nothing’. This word is taken from the habit of wandering because long ago many Arabs traveled during the month of Safar.

The Arabs used to consider Safar to be a disease that appeared inside. Disease is described as something deadly. That is why Safar is considered as an unlucky month.

However, in reality, the idea of ​​Safar as an unlucky month is just a myth. Prophet Muhammad also denied this, as the following hadith explains.

There is no plague [yang menyebar dengan sendirinya tanpa kehendak Allah], and no bad luck is predicted, and there is no owl, and no luck is found in the month of Safar. Avoid lepers as you avoid lions.(Imam Bukhari and Muslim)

Instead of considering it as an unlucky day, Muslims are invited to consider the last Wednesday of Safar as a blessed day. Another hadith even mentions that Wednesday is the day when Allah SWT created the light of the universe.

Allah Ta’ala created the earth on Saturday.. and it shone on Wednesday.(HR Muslim)

Such is the explanation of the Rebo Wekasan tradition and the legends associated with it.

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