Sheikh Nuruddin Al-Raniri Description Of Heaven In Bad 'Al-Khalq Al-Samawat Wa Al-Ard [MSS 1517(A)]

Authors

  • Mohd Solahuddin Shahruddin Postgraduate Students, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur & Lecturer, Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor., Malaysia
  • Azri Bhari Senior Lecturer, Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Muaz Mohd Noor Lecturer, Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Alor Gajah, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Ahmad Zuhdi Ismail Senior Lecturer, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI1.2300

Abstract

Sheikh Nuruddin al-Raniri (d. 1658) is a renowned scholar in the Malay archipelago during the rule of Sultan Iskandar Thani (1636-1641 AD) in Acheh. He had authored 35 works on various disciplines of Islam and Bad 'al-Khalq al-Samawat wa al-Ard describes the concept of heaven genesis in Jawi manuscript MSS1517 (A). This article is a preliminary analysis of the manuscript focusing on excerpts of al-Raniri's exposition on the meaning of heaven and its categories. That heaven has respective names and inhabitants in the Day of Judgment.  Study on the biography of al-Raniri and the written scripture was conducted by analyzing al-Raniri's thinking pattern, which was extracted from the book. Moreover, the concept of the natural phenomenon was explained and discussed intensively following Islamic thinking. Then each phrase and al-Raniri’s ideology was clearly defined base on the interpretation of Qur’an and hadiths. Result of this study shows that the writing method done by al-Raniri was mostly focusing on imagining the condition of a specific place in heaven.

Keywords: al-Raniri; Bad 'al-Khalq al-Samawat wa al-Ard; heaven; earth

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI1.2300

Published

2020-06-01

How to Cite

Shahruddin, M. S. ., Bhari, A. ., Mohd Noor, M. ., & Ismail, A. Z. . (2020). Sheikh Nuruddin Al-Raniri Description Of Heaven In Bad ’Al-Khalq Al-Samawat Wa Al-Ard [MSS 1517(A)]. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI1), 73-77. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI1.2300

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Community Environment / Social Psychology

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