The Correct Date of the Terengganu Inscription

The Correct Date of the Terengganu Inscription

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The Correct Date of the Terengganu Inscription is a book written by Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas, a renowned scholar of Islamic philosophy and traditionalism. In this book, Al-Attas presents his research on the Terengganu Inscription, a historical artifact discovered in the Malaysian state of Terengganu in 1902.

The Terengganu Inscription is a stone monument with an inscription in Jawi script, which is a writing system based on the Arabic script used to write Malay language. The inscription is believed to be one of the earliest Malay texts ever discovered, and it has been the subject of much scholarly debate over the years. The main point of contention has been the date of the inscription, with various scholars proposing different dates ranging from the 9th to the 14th century.

Al-Attas argues that the correct date of the Terengganu Inscription is 1303 CE, based on a careful analysis of the linguistic and historical context of the text. He provides a detailed examination of the language used in the inscription, as well as the political and cultural situation in the region at the time. Al-Attas also draws on a wide range of other historical and linguistic sources to support his argument.

One of the key contributions of Al-Attas's book is his emphasis on the importance of contextual analysis in historical research. He argues that a deep understanding of the social, political, and cultural context in which a text was produced is essential for arriving at an accurate interpretation of that text. Al-Attas's analysis of the Terengganu Inscription serves as a powerful example of this approach in action.

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