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Sep 28, 2010

Old Writing

Posted By Snow at 9/28/2010

The writings of the malay archipelago
Left: Kawi with sanskrit | Laguna Copperplate
Right: Jawi with arabic | Terengganu Stone

It's fascinating how the malay language have many arabic words. Kitab (كتاب : book), khidmat (خدمة : service), ilmu (علم : knowledge), loghat (لغة : language), rezeki (رزق : livelihood), sihat (صحة : healthy), sabar (صبر : patience)... [ref] Even the ancient malay script - the Jawi - is of arabic letters! Perhaps the malays started using it since the arrival of Islam, around the 12-13th century. | more...

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Still, since the 4-5th century, they had used sanskrit. At the time, the land was called Srivijaya (श्री विजय). So from sanskrit, the language became more arabic. Like how the word Raja (राज) became Sultan (سلطان). Even now, the malays retain many sanskrit words too. Suria (सूर्य : sun), agama (आगम : religion), puasa (उपवास : fast), syurga (स्वर्ग : heaven), neraka (नरक : hell), dosa (दोष : sin), pahala (फल : reward). | more ...


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If I may... I have a suspicion that the sanskrit roots from the Israelite. But I can't verify it. I can only wonder about the Israelites spreading into nations throughout the earth. [map] Since malays seems to known heaven & hell - in sanskrit - did somebody taught them before the Arabs?

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Only Allah SWT Knows Best والله أعلم

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3 comments on "Old Writing"

LM on Dec 9, 2012, 7:38:00 AM said...

I'm wondering about Dzulqarnain. [Q18:83-99] Did he traveled the west & east of the Earth?

His name (ذو القرنين) means "possessor of 2 horns", which seems like the 2-horned helmet during the Iron Age. [wiki] I read the Iron Age began in 12th century BC. It spanned the period of King David (11,10th century BC) - who melted iron to make armour. [Q34:10-11] Then after the end of his son's rule, the Israelites divided themselves. & then the 10 lost tribes of Israel became exiled by the Assyrians. Could they have traveled the Earth and become nations? [Q7:168]

Did Dzulqarnain live during this period?

I seek refuge to Allah SWT from errors.
Only Allah SWT knows best. والله أعلم

LM on Dec 24, 2012, 8:01:00 PM said...

Dear Allah SWT, is it possible.

Is this how it happens. Mankind first started with Adam & Eve at Arafat. [From Adam] Then mankind migrated all over the world. & Allah SWT continuously sent messengers to remind. [Q 10:47, 40:78] Abraham traveled places to places. & his descendants were blessed with prophethood. Then after David & Solomon, the Israelite became divided & they spread into nations across the world. [Ben David] So does this mean all mankind is influenced by them in some ways?

Then, the last messenger Muhammad came to reunite mankind. He is the mercy for the universe, for all people. So the Israelite & all people from all corners of the earth, would be reunited - and return to where mankind first started at Arafat. [Third Temple]

Perhaps this is easier to accept by the Abrahamic religions. For the other religions, I hope they ponder where their belief comes from. If I may say, even at ancient Mecca, they had started with the faith of Abraham but as time goes by somehow they differentiate. [Q2:213] But the start was the same. [Revelation]

Before mankind divided themselves, they started with the same faith. [pillar of cloud | pic] & that faith is the truth over all others. [Q48:28]

ماشاء الله

I seek refuge to Allah SWT from errors.
Only Allah SWT knows best. والله أعلم

Snow on Nov 17, 2013, 8:46:00 AM said...

If I may share, someone suggests that the "deities" were humans who became idolized, like Jesus. For instance, could Deva be David & Asura is Assyrian? Is Mount Meru Mount Moriah? The star of David is also the anahata.

Their stories maybe epic, but they're all only humans.

God is the One, the Irresistible, He is the Creator, Most High above all creations. [ashura] Glorified be your Lord, the Lord of Honor and Power (He is free) from what they attribute & associate. سبحان ربك رب العزة عما يصفون عما يشركون

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