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Syair Mekah Madinah
Cod.Or. 3337, Leiden University Library.
text: ~1833; manuscript: unknown.
text: Mekah, written by Syaikh Daud Sunur; manuscript: ? Ulakan, West Sumatra.
7659 words, comprising 1660 verses.
to the stanzas and verses (1a-415d) and verses lines of the manuscript, as numbered in Suryadi’s edition.
This text was kindly provided by Suryadi
- Editorial notes and bibliography
- Suryadi’s edition of the text is to be published in Jakarta by École française d’Extrême-Orient.
- The text is divided into five chapters, namely (from Iskandar):
- 001-155 [Physical layout of Mekah]
- 156-221 Fasl fī Kifāyat al-Hajj [Performance of the Hajj]
- 222-273 Far` fī Fasā´īl fī balad Makkah [The virtues of Mekah]
- 274-342 Fī Tālib al-`Ilm [Concerning the books and subjects studied in Mekah]
- 343-412 Fī 'l-ziyārah ilā Madīnat al-rasūl [On Medina]
- The language of the syair has a strong Minangkabau colouring, which Suryadi has maintained in his transliteration.
- Syair Mekah Madinah, Singapura: Syaikh Haji Muhammad Ali b. Haji Mustafa balad Berbalingga Makam Cahaya, Lorong Mesjid, Kampung Gelam, 1869. University Library, Cambridge, U8843.d.14. [A lithograph, followed by several more Singapore editions 1873 to 1893.]
- Teuku Iskandar, 1999. Catalogue of Malay, Minangkabau, and South Sumatran Manuscripts in the Netherlands, 2 vols, Leiden: Documentatiebureau Islam-Christendom, vol.1, #385 pp.166-67.
- Snackey, Arnold. 1888. Sair Soenoer, ditoeroenkan dari ABC Melajoe-Arab. Betawi: Albrecht & Co. — Snackey tells us that Syair Mekah Madinah was composed by Syekh Daud of Sunur, a reformist ulema influenced by the Padri’s Islamic puritan ideology in the Padang higlands. He went on the pilgrimage to Mecca after he was defeated in a religious debate against an orthodox ulama, Tuanku Lubuk Ipuh, a follower of the Syattariyyah tariqah based in Ulakan.
- Suryadi. 2001. “Shaikh Daud of Sunur : conflict between the reformists and the Syattariyah Sufi Order in Rantau Pariaman in the first half of nineteenth century”, Studia Islamika 8.3 (2001): 57-124.
- Suryadi. 2004. Syair Sunur: teks dan konteks ‘otobiografi’ seorang ulama Minangkabau abad ke-19. Padang: YDIKM & Citra Budaya.
- Suryadi. 2006. “Kitab ‘manasik haji’ pertama dalam bahasa Melayu.” In: A.B. Lapian dkk. (Eds.), Sejarah & dialog peradaban; persembahan 70 tahun Prof. Dr. Taufik Abdullah, Jakarta: LIPI Press, pp. 275-310.
- Wieringa, Edwin. 2002. “A tale of two cities and two modes of reading: a transformation of the intended function of the Syair Mekah dan Madinah”, Die Welt des Islam 42.2: 174-206.
- Added: March 2011
- A pre-publication digital text was provided by Suryadi, and adapted to the MCP format. There may be minor discrepancies between the MCP text and the published text. In any such case, the published text is to be preferred.