MYSTICISM ELEMENTS IN THE USE OF FIREARM TECHNOLOGY IN THE MANUSCRIPT ON FIREARMS

https://doi.org/10.22146/jh.10597

Pramono Pramono(1*), Wan Mohd Dasuki Wan Hasbullah(2), Herry Nur Hidayat(3)

(1) Faculty of Humanities Andalas University at Limau Manis Campus
(2) School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang
(3) Faculty of Humanities Andalas University at Limau Manis Campus
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


In the realm of Malay manuscript researches, the aspect of technology has been given little attention to be researched in a serious and specific manner. Even less is the study focused on the correlation between the Malay technology and Islamic civilization. This article seeks to shed light on the matter and discusses the Malay technology dealing with the use of hand-held firearms which was possibly inherited from the Islamic sources found in the Malay manuscripts. In particular, this article tries to analyse the mysticism elements which seems to be the underlying idea of the indigenous knowledge of firearm technology. The knowledge of such technology and its application are believed to have been practiced by individuals or groups of individuals in the Malay civilization till the 19th mid-century.


Keywords


firearms, indigenous knowledge, Malay manuscript, Malay technology, Mysticism

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MS101A Kitab Tib (Book of Tib)

MS101B Kitab Tib (Book of Tib)

MS1380 Mantera Menembak (Spells on Shooting)

Manuscript 85.48 Petua Menembak Meriam Istinggar (Treatise on Firing the Canon and the Matchlock Gun).

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