Citation
Maudhua (MS 380557a)

Material Information

Title:
Maudhua (MS 380557a)
Series Title:
Knappert Collection :
Creator:
[s.n.]
Language:
Swahili
Materials:
Paper ( medium )
Technique:
Handwritten manuscript : In black and blue ink on ruled paper, with stanzas numbered in blue. The ink is faint in places

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Swahili poetry ( LCSH )
Islam ( LCSH )
Religious belief
Religious practice
Imani za kidini
Uislamu
Kiswahili mashairi
Faith ( LCSH )
Mazoezi ya kidini
Islam -- Customs and practices ( LCSH )
Genre:
Poem
Utenzi
Poetry ( LCTGM )
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Eastern Africa -- Swahili Coast
Coordinates:
-9.633997 x 39.778998

Notes

Abstract:
This manuscript consists of three closely linked poems. The first narrates the life of the Prophet Mohammed. The second, a religious admonition, resembles the first in giving biographical detail of the Prophet. The third poem is a religious admonition. The scribe of this manuscript and of 380556 appears to be the same, and the contents of these manuscripts are so similar as to make their division seem arbitrary. They are perhaps best examined together. ( en )
General Note:
Date of Composition is unknown
General Note:
Languages: Swahili (Arabic script)
General Note:
Poetic Form: Utenzi
General Note:
Extent: 24 pages
General Note:
Incipit: Bismillahi arrahmani, na rahimu iwe ndani, hamdi ndako manani, na swala kufuatiya
General Note:
Africa -- Eastern Africa -- Swahili Coast
General Note:
Purchased from Dr. J. Knappert, March 1993

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
This item may be in the public domain. Its status has yet to be assessed.
Resource Identifier:
MS 380557 ( SOAS manuscript number )
MS 380557a ( SOAS manuscript number )

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