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 Jihad letters to Javanese rulers
(795 words)


ʿAbd al-Ṣamad al-Palimbānī

Date: 22 May 1772

Original Language: Arabic


Apart from his treatise on jihad, Nasīḥat al-Muslimīn wa-tadhkirat al-muʾminīn, ʿAbd al-Ṣamad al-Palimbānī also composed at least three letters to Javanese rulers and princes, urging them to wage jihad on the Dutch colonial army. The three letters in their Dutch translation are held in the National Archives of the Netherlands. Originally in Arabic, the letters …

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Riddell, Peter G., “ Jihad letters to Javanese rulers”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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