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The Malay World: An Analysis of Quranic Verses in Sulalat al-Salatin

M.A., Abdur-Rahman and Abdullah, Muhammad Ridhuan Tony Lim and Raja Yaacob, Raja Ahmad Iskandar (2011) The Malay World: An Analysis of Quranic Verses in Sulalat al-Salatin. In: 2011 International Conference on Social Sciences and Society (ICSSS 2011), 13 - 15 October 2011, Shanghai, China.

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Abstract

Sulalat Al-Salatin is an important written source to study about the Malacca’s Malay Empire in the 15th century. The Islamization process was reflected in Sulalat Al-Salatin where the quotation of Quranic verses can be found. The aim of this study is to analyze all Quranic verses depicted in it through evaluation of the understanding of these verses among Malays. The references of the verses will be critically analyzed and compared with the interpretation from prominent Muslim scholars in Quran exegesis and how it was used in the Sulalat Al-Salatin. Consequently, the reason of using the verses can be understood and the correctness of using it in its context can be evaluated. As a result, it was found that all of the verses have been used in an appropriate context except one verse which was mistakenly quoted. Therefore, this study is important to understand the influence of Quran on classical Malay literature.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Management & Humanities
ID Code:6655
Deposited By: Abd Ur-Rahman Mohamed Amin
Deposited On:21 Nov 2011 06:29
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:22

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