• Nagore Durgha Shrine – Preservation Guidelines
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    Nagore Durgha Shrine – Preservation Guidelines

    Prepared by: Urban Redevelopment Authority
    For: Preservation of Monuments Board
    Format: Book. Physical Description: 2 v. (45, 22 leaves) : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 30 cm.

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  • kirttanat-tirattu கீர்த்தனத் திரட்டு (Poetry Anthology)
    kirttanat-tirattu

    Title page of kirttanat-tirattu

    கீர்த்தனத் திரட்டு kirttanat-tirattu

    Compiler: N. M. Muhammad Abdul Qadir
    Original Publisher: Jawi-Peranakan, 1896
    Digital Publisher: NLB Singapore, 2-Feb-2010
    Digital Description: application/pdf, 4823 KB, 68 p.

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    Synopsis

    A rare and long-forgotten anthology of Tamil devotional poetry published in the 19th century by Singaporean Indian Muslims. Originally published in 1873 under the title, munajat-tirattu, it features odes on:

    1. The light of the universe, Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace
    2. The rose of Baghdad (Iraq), Muhyiddin Abdu-l Qadir al-Jilani
    3. The scent of Nagore, Sayyid Abdu-l Qadir Shahu-l Hamid al-Naguri
    4. The healer of Muthupettai, Shaikh Dawud waliyu-Llah
    5. The light of Thayangambadi/Tharangambadi/Tranquebar, Mashaikh sahib waliyu-Llah
    6. The light of Thirumalai Rayan Pattinam, ‘Abdu-r Rahman sahib waliyu-Llah
    7. The light of Thirumangalakudi, Mawla Abu Bakr sahib waliyu-Llah
    8. The light of Parangipettai/Mahmud Bandhar/Porto Novo, Salikkandu sahib waliyu-Llah
    9. The light of Koothanallur, ‘Abdu-l _ Muhammad sahib waliyu-Llah
    10. The light of Elangudi-Karaipakkam, Malangu sahib waliyu-Llah
    11. The light of Thittachery, Mansur waliyu-Llah
    12. The light of Pasipattinam, Naina Muhammad waliyu-Llah
    13. The light of Singapore, Muhammad Salih sahib
      — buried in the compound of the Jamae Mosque in South Bridge Road
    14. The light of Singapore, Habib Nuh al-Habashi
      — buried on the hill at Palmer Road in Tanjong Pagar
    15. The light of Singapore, Sultan Iskandar Shah
      — buried at the Keramat at Fort Canning Park

    This compendium was regularly recited at gatherings held at the Singapore Nagore Dargah, the other Indian Muslim mosques, and households all over the island. Over time, these practices were dismissed as ‘folk Islam’ and were forgotten.

  • munajattut-tirattu முனாஜாத்துத் திரட்டு (Poetry Anthology)
    munajat-tirattu

    Title page of munajattut-tirattu

    முனாஜாத்துத் திரட்டு munajat-tirattu

    Compiler: N. M. Muhammad Abdul Qadir
    Original Publisher: J. Paton, Government Printer (Singapore), 1872

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    Synopsis

    This is the oldest Tamil book held by the National Library in Singapore. Sundari Balasubramaniam has penned an appreciation of this work here. It was re-published in 1896 as kirttanat-tirattu. It features Indian Muslim devotional poems on:

    1. The light of the universe, Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace
    2. The rose of Baghdad (Iraq), Muhyiddin Abdu-l Qadir al-Jilani
    3. The scent of Nagore, Sayyid Abdu-l Qadir Shahu-l Hamid al-Naguri
    4. The healer of Muthupettai, Shaikh Dawud waliyu-Llah
    5. The light of Thayangambadi/Tharangambadi/Tranquebar, Mashaikh sahib waliyu-Llah
    6. The light of Thirumalai Rayan Pattinam, ‘Abdu-r Rahman sahib waliyu-Llah
    7. The light of Thirumangalakudi, Mawla Abu Bakr sahib waliyu-Llah
    8. The light of Parangipettai/Mahmud Bandhar/Porto Novo, Salikkandu sahib waliyu-Llah
    9. The light of Koothanallur, ‘Abdu-l _ Muhammad sahib waliyu-Llah
    10. The light of Elangudi-Karaipakkam, Malangu sahib waliyu-Llah
    11. The light of Thittachery, Mansur waliyu-Llah
    12. The light of Pasipattinam, Naina Muhammad waliyu-Llah
    13. The light of Singapore, Muhammad Salih sahib
      — buried in the compound of the Jamae Mosque in South Bridge Road
    14. The light of Singapore, Habib Nuh al-Habashi
      — buried on the hill at Palmer Road in Tanjong Pagar
    15. The light of Singapore, Sultan Iskandar Shah
      — buried at the Keramat at Fort Canning Park

    This compendium was regularly recited at gatherings held at the Singapore Nagore Dargah, the other Indian Muslim mosques, and households all over the island. Over time, these practices were dismissed as ‘folk Islam’ and were forgotten.

 

 

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