REVISITING SOME ASPECTS OF SHAYKH ʿABD AL-ṢAMAD AL-FALIMBĀNĪ’S (d.1837) BIOGRAPHY IN LIGHT OF FAYḌ AL-IḤSĀNĪ

  • Nik Roskiman Abdul Samad Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM), Malaysia

Abstract

This article discusses some aspects of Shaykh ʿAbd al-Ṣamad al-Falimbānī’s biographical life in light ot the recent discovery of a manuscript known as Fayḍ al-Iḥsānī  found in Palembang. Biography is a very vast  and wide topic covers almost everything about a person’s life and experiences.  However, we do not intend here to cover all aspects of the biography, but rather only a few selected disputed points  mainly those of his father’s name, his birth and death dates. The discovery of the manuscript  Fayḍ al-Iḥsānī  has, as if, putting the ‘last piece of the jigsaw puzzle’ together enabling us to have a better understanding about al-Falimbānī’s life.

References

A historical work of Kedah written by Muhammad Hassan bin To’ Kerani Mohd. Arshad, al-Tarikh Salasilah Negeri Kedah (Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1968), henceforth Salasilah.
P. Voorhoeve, s.v “‘Abd al-Samad b. ‘Abd Allāh al-Falimbāni”
Nico G. Kaptein, s.v ‘Abd al-Samad al-Palimbānī
In Dian Digest, no.100, Ogos 1977, Shaghir says al-Falimbāni’s full name is ‘Syeikh ‘Abd al-Samad bin Faqih Husein bin Faqih Abdullah al-Falimbani’
Ahmad Mohammed Hussain, Islam in the Malay World: Al-Falimbānī’s Scholarship, Gombak: IIUM Press, 2017, 37; Fayḍ, 15.
Shaghir, Shamad, 62-63; K.H. Saifuddin Zuhri, Sejarah Kebangkitan Islam dan Perkembangannya di Indonesia, 405- 406; al-Banjāri, Shajarat al-Arshadiyyah, 6-7
Published
2019-12-04
How to Cite
ABDUL SAMAD, Nik Roskiman. REVISITING SOME ASPECTS OF SHAYKH ʿABD AL-ṢAMAD AL-FALIMBĀNĪ’S (d.1837) BIOGRAPHY IN LIGHT OF FAYḌ AL-IḤSĀNĪ. International Journal of Social Science Research, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 35-43, dec. 2019. ISSN 2710-6276. Available at: <http://myjms.moe.gov.my/index.php/ijssr/article/view/7443>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2020.
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