Friday, April 4, 2014

Sunan Giri (Indonesia)

Sunan Giri


Sunan Giri, also known as Raden Paku, established a meeting place in Giri, from which an Islamic boarding school developed. In that time, the place Giri was regarded as the centre for Islamic studies. People from all backgrounds came to Giri in order to receive instructions in Islamic doctrine by Sunan Giri. He taught his students various Islamic child plays, like Jetungan, Gendi Gerit and Jor, through which he arose religious awareness of the Islam among his followers. He also used the singing and recitation of Islamic hymns as an effective means for the spread of Islam.