Sunan Drajat

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Sunan Drajat was born in 1470 CE. He was one of the Wali Songo or "nine Saints", along with his father Sunan Ampel and his brother Sunan Bonang.

He was a descendant of Majapahit nobility in Tuban and a Chinese captain named Gan Eng Cu.[1]

Like his brother, he composed gamelan songs as a means for spreading Islamic teachings on Java. One example was the tune Gending 'Pangkur'.[2]

In 1502 CE, he built the masjid in the village of Jelag in Paciran (north of Surabaya) [3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Muljana, Prof. Dr. Slamet (2005). RUNTUHNYA KERAJAAN HINDU-JAWA DAN TIMBULNYA NEGARA-NEGARA ISLAM DI NUSANTARA. Yogyakarta: LKiS. pp. 86–101. ISBN 979-8451-16-3.
  2. ^ http://www.petra.ac.id/eastjava/walisongo/drajat.htm
  3. ^ Wali Songo: The Nine Walis
  • Sunyoto, Agus (2014). Atlas Wali Songo: Buku Pertama yang Mengungkap Wali Songo Sebagai Fakta Sejarah. 6th edition. Depok: Pustaka IIMaN. ISBN 978-602-8648-09-7

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