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Historical references on the presence Of Omani travellers In Malaysia

Ahmad H.Osman, Rahmah and Nadri, Muhammad Nabil and Alzeheimi, Saleh and Wan Fazli, Wan Norizzati and Yaapar, Md. Salleh and Mansor Majdin, Mohamad Firdaus (2022) Historical references on the presence Of Omani travellers In Malaysia. Specialusis Ugdymas, 1 (43). pp. 207-219. ISSN 1392-5369

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This study demonstrates that both the nations of Malaysia and Oman were historically interconnected via the Indo-Pacific maritime route since the olden days. Classical Arab literatures as written by various famous historians or sea travellers from as early as the Abbasid Period from the 9th century CE up until around its demise in the 13th century CE presented various accounts pertaining the presence of Omanis from the Persian Gulf visiting what is today part of Malaysia. Likewise, they also appeared in a few classic Malaysian literatures, especially during the advent of the early modern period in between the 18th to 19th century CE when historical writing became a more established and well-preserved activity in Malay Archipelago. All references shared rather similar settings, although some of them appeared to be divided apart for centuries long. The activities of Omani travellers back then seemed to have concentrated in the northern Malaysian state, which then was known as the powerful kingdom (later sultanate) of Kedah. Since its days, were incorporated within the thalassocracy of the famous Srivijayan Empire (Ar. Zabaj or Mulku Jawah) around 8th century CE until the arrival of the European colonialism in 18th century CE, Kedah was a natural international maritime hub which had attracted travellers from both East and West including the Omanis.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historical References; Omani Travellers; Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H51 History
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Arabic Language and Literature
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Date Deposited: 12 May 2022 08:22
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022 14:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97850

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