Friday, April 4, 2014

Maulana Malik Ibrahim (Indonesia)

Sunan Maulana was also known as Maula Maghribi, or Syekh Maghribi. Generally, Sunan Maulana is considered to be the ‘father’ of the Wali Sanga. It is not exactly clear as to where Sunan Maulana came from, but it is said that he came either from Persia, Turkey or North-India. Neither is it certain as to when he came to Java, though it estimated that it should be around the year 1404. As one of the pioneers of Islam, Sunan Maulana resided in East-Java, and attracted followers in Gresik – the place where he passed away in 1419; today his grave in Gresik still is an important pilgrimage site.

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