Fatimah in Nusantara

Wendy Mukherjee, (2005) Fatimah in Nusantara. SARI: Jurnal Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, 23 . pp. 137-152. ISSN 0127-2721


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Fatimah, the daughter of the Prophet, wife of Ali and mother of Hasan and Husain presents the perfect traditional model of a Muslim woman. Politically, she continued the Prophet’s blood line and is the mother of the imams of Shi’ism. She is also held up as a spiritual example for her virtues of patience and compassion to those around her. Most Islamic manuscript literatures of Malaysia and Indonesia contain texts which tell of these virtues. The texts entered the archipelago with Islam itself and were preserved up to the beginning of print culture around 1920. This article describes the history of texts dealing with Fatimah in Nusantara

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Fatimah; women’s ethics; manuscript literature; Shi’ism; Islam
Journal:International Journal of the Malay World and Civilisation (Formerly SARI)
ID Code:1065
Deposited By: Ms. Nor Ilya Othman
Deposited On:09 May 2011 08:20
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:28

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