Southeast Asian Kitabs and Beyond:
Islam in the Philippines in Perspective:

The Research of Kawashima Midori

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A New Publication

SIAS-42-Thai

Comparative Study of Southeast Asian Kitabs (7): Islamic Books and Learning in Thailand. Edited by Kawashima Midori. Other authors: Oman Fathurahman, Kobayashi Masashi, Nishi Naomi, Ervan Nurtawab, and Ogawa Hisashi. (SIAS Working Paper Series, no. 42). Tokyo: Center for Islamic Studies, Sophia University. 2022.

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Table of Contents

Preface
KAWASHIMA Midori
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1 The Collection of Islamic Books from Bangkok, Thailand, at Sophia University: A Catalogue with Comments KAWASHIMA Midori (editor),
Oman FATHURAHMAN,
KOBAYASHI Masashi,
NISHI Naomi,
Ervan NURTAWAB,
and OGAWA Hisashi
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2 Reviving the Qur’an School: Changes in Islamic Basic Education in Southern Thailand OGAWA Hisashi・・・・・・・
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OCC-32-Sabah

Kitabs and Islamic Learning in an Iranun Community in Sabah, Malaysia: Continuity and Change. (Occasional Papers No. 32). Kawashima Midori and Kushimoto Hiroko. Tokyo: Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia University, 2022.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ・・・・・・・・・・ii
Maps ・・・・・・・・・・iii
I. Introduction KAWASHIMA Midori・・・・・・・
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II. Islamic Education in an Iranun Community of the Kota Belud District in Sabah, Malaysia KUSHIMOTO Hiroko・・・・・・・
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III. Kitabs Used by Iranuns in the Kota Belud District of Sabah in Malaysia KAWASHIMA Midori ・・・・・・・・
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IV. Wise Advice in Poetry: A Modern Syair Ikan (Poem of Fish) from an Iranun Village of Sabah, Malaysia KAWASHIMA Midori ・・・・・・・・
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Appendix A. Students of the Training School for Sons of Native Chiefs in the British North Borneo KAWASHIMA Midori・・・・・・・・・
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Appendix B. Syair Ikan (Poem of Fish): Text and a Translation Composed by Datu Ariffin bin Datu Ansau
Romanized and translated by KAWASHIMA Midori
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73

More papers are available online.

Comparative Study of Southeast Asian Kitabs (5): Beyond Insular Southeast Asia. Kawashima Midori (ed.), authors: SHIOZAKI Yuki, YOSHIMOTO Yasuko, SAITO Ayako, SUNAGA Emiko, and YANAGIYA Ayumi. (SIAS Working Paper Series, No.31), Tokyo: Center for Islamic Studies, Sophia University. 2020.
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The Library of an Islamic Scholar of Mindanao: The Collection of Sheik Muhammad Said bin Imam sa Bayang at the Al-Imam As-Saddiq (A.S.) Library, Marawi City, Philippines: An Annotated Catalogue with Essays. Oman Fathurahman, Kawashima Midori, and Labi Sarip Riwarung (eds.). Other authors: Annabel Teh Gallop and Ervan Nurtawab. Tokyo: Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia university, (Occasional paper, no. 27), 2019.
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The Qur’an and Islamic Manuscripts of Mindanao. Kawashima Midori (ed.). Other authors: Tirmizy E. Abdullah, Annabel Teh Gallop, Ervan Nurtawab, and Labi Sarip Riwarung. (Monograph series, No.10). Tokyo: Institute of Asian Cultures, Sophia University, 2012.
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A Catalogue of the Maisie Van Vactor Collection of Maranao Materials in the Arabic Script at the Gowing Memorial Research Center. Kawashima Midori (ed.). Compiled by Labi Sarip Riwarung, Primo Salivio, and Kawashima Midori. Tokyo: Institute of Asian Cultures of Sophia University, (Monograph series, no. 6), 2009.
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Recent Publications

20 SIAS 34©Center for Islamic Studies

Comparative Study of Southeast Asian Kitabs (6): Paradise and Hell. Edited by Sugahara Yumi. Other authors: Kawashima Midori, Kushimoto Hiroko, Moteki Akashi, and Shine Toshihiko. (SIAS Working Paper Series, no. 34). Tokyo: Center for Islamic Studies, Sophia University. 2021.

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Contributors

SUGAHARA Yumi
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Languages and Culture, Osaka University, Osaka.

KAWASHIMA Midori
Professor Emeritus; Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo.

KUSHIMOTO Hiroko
Associate Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo.

MOTEKI Akashi
Visiting Fellow, Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo.

SHINE Toshihiko
Research Fellow, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo.


 19_Ottoman Southeast Asian Relations

“The “White Man’s Burden” and the Islamic Movement in the Philippines: The Petition of Zamboanga Muslim Leaders to the Ottoman Empire in 1912”. In Ottoman-Southeast Relations, Sources from the Ottoman Archives. (Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1. The Near and Middle East, Volume 133). Ismail Hakki Kadi and Andrew Peacock (eds.), 2 vols. Leiden: Brill. 2019. vol. 2, pp. 877–929.

https://brill.com/view/title/27163


18_SIAS_31

Comparative Study of Southeast Asian Kitabs (5): Beyond Insular Southeast Asia. Kawashima Midori (ed.), (SIAS Working Paper Series, No.31), Tokyo: Center for Islamic Studies, Sophia University. 2020. (Authors: SHIOZAKI Yuki, YOSHIMOTO Yasuko, SAITO Ayako, SUNAGA Emiko, and YANAGIYA Ayumi). ©Center for Islamic Studies

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The front matter has been added to each chapter.


new publication

The Library of an Islamic Scholar of Mindanao: The Collection of Sheik Muhammad Said bin Imam sa Bayang at the Al‒Imam As‒Saddiq (A.S.) Library, Marawi City, Philippines: An Annotated Catalogue with Essays

Edited by Oman Fathurahman, Kawashima Midori, and Labi Sarip Riwarung. Other authors: Annabel Teh Gallop & Ervan Nurtawab. Tokyo: Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies of Sophia University. 2019. (Occasional Papers, No. 27). xxiv, 462p. (©IAAMES, Sophia University)


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A limited number of hard copies are available for researchers and institutes. Please contact Sophia University IAAMES, providing your name, affiliation, and complete mailing address, at: i-asianc[at]sophia.ac.jp  (Please replace “[at]” with “@”). One copy per researcher/institute. Distribution will be discontinued when the stock runs out.

While much has been penned concerning the swords and cannons of Muslims residing in Mindanao and Sulu, yet, our knowledge concerning the manuscripts they have meticulously collected, created, read, and preserved, is negligible. In other words, there exists a positive dearth and unavailability of locally‒preserved Islamic manuscripts predating the 20th century, and this has seriously hindered any inquiry into the content of the writings of Philippine Islamic scholars. To surmount this hurdle, we need to set out in quest of those locally preserved manuscripts, and create an inventory of them. What is vital here is to conduct in‒depth research on such manuscripts, uncover innovative values within them, and share our findings with the general public.
This volume, which is intended to respond to such needs, features manuscripts comprising the collection of Sheik Muhammad Said bin Imam sa Bayang (b. ca. 1902, d. 1974), at the Al‒Imam As‒Sadiq (A.S.) Library in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. By providing detailed information on the 42 manuscripts in the collection and discussing their characteristics and significance from a plurality of viewpoints, it ushers in a fresh field of study.
Posted on June 10, 2019 by Kawashima Midori.

Contents

The Library of an Islamic Scholar of Mindanao: The Collection of Sheik Muhammad Said bin Imam sa Bayang at the Al‒Imam As‒Saddiq (A.S.) Library, Marawi City, Philippines: An Annotated Catalogue with Essays.
(Occasional Papers, No. 27). O. Fathurahman, M. Kawashima, and L. S. Riwarung (eds.). Tokyo: Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies (IAAMES) of Sophia University. 2019. (@2019 IAAMES, Sophia University. All rights reserved.)

Contents

Preface
KAWASHIMA Midori
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Message
Usman Imam Shiek Al‒Aman
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Acknowledgements ・・・・・・・・・・xiii
Maps ・・・・・・・・・・xv
Photographs ・・・・・・・・・・xviii
Part I: Introduction and Background
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1. Introduction
KAWASHIMA Midori and Oman FATHURAHMAN
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2. History of the Collection of Sheik Muhammad Said bin Imam sa Bayang, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, Philippines
KAWASHIMA Midori
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Part II: Essays
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3. Connecting Mindanao to Hijaz: The Journey of “Sayyidna” Tuan Muhammad Said
KAWASHIMA Midori
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4. The Malay Tafsīr in the Sheik Muhammad Said Collection in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, Philippines
Ervan NURTAWAB
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5. Local Materials Used by the Maranaos for Writing and Storing Manuscripts
Labi Sarip RIWARUNG
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6. Papers and Covers in the Manuscripts Comprising the Sheik Muhammad Said Collection in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, Philippines
KAWASHIMA Midori
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7. Cultural Interactions in Islamic Manuscript Art: A Scholar’s Library from Mindanao
Annabel Teh GALLOP
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Part III: The Catalogue
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Descriptions of Manuscripts in the Sheik Muhammad Said Collection with Annotations ・・・・・・・・・・251
Oman FATHURAHMAN, KAWASHIMA Midori, Ervan NURTAWAB, and Labi Sarip RIWARUNG  
Appendices ・・・・・・・・・・375
Index of Personal Names ・・・・・・・・・・439
Subject Index ・・・・・・・・・・444
Contributors ・・・・・・・・・・461

Contributors

The Library of an Islamic Scholar of Mindanao: The Collection of Sheik Muhammad Said bin Imam sa Bayang at the Al‒Imam As‒Saddiq (A.S.) Library, Marawi City, Philippines: An Annotated Catalogue with Essays.
(Occasional Papers, No. 27). O. Fathurahman, M. Kawashima, and L. S. Riwarung (eds.). Tokyo: Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies (IAAMES) of Sophia University. 2019. (@2019 IAAMES, Sophia University. All rights reserved.)
Contributors

Dr. Oman FATHURAHMAN (Co‒editor; Author of Chapter 1 & Part III): Professor of Philology at the Faculty of Adab and Humanities, and Senior Researcher at the Center for the Study of Islam and Society, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN), Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia.

Prof. KAWASHIMA Midori (Co‒editor; Author of Preface, Chapters 1, 2, 3 & 6 & Part III): Professor Emeritus, and Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies (IAAMES), Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Labi Sarip RIWARUNG (Co‒editor; Author of Chapter 5 & Part III): University Research Associate, and the Chairperson of the Indigenous Knowledge Research Division, Mamitua Saber Research Center, Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Republic of the Philippines.

Dr. Annabel Teh GALLOP (Adviser to the Team; Author of Chapter 7): Head, Southeast Asia Section, British Library, London, U. K.

Dr. Ervan NURTAWAB (Author of Chapter 4 & Part III): Lecturer of Qur’anic Studies, State Institute of Islamic Studies (Institut Agama Islam Negeri, IAIN) Metro, Lampung, Republic of Indonesia.

Profile

Kawashima Midori

I am a researcher focusing on the politics, culture, and modern history of the Philippines, and also Islam in Southeast Asia, placing special emphasis on the Muslims of the Philippines. Until my retirement in March 2019 I served as a member of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Global Studies of Sophia University in Tokyo, and currently I am a Professor Emeritus at the same University. My present‒day research comprises the political, social, and religious movements and thinking of Muslims in the Philippines, the networks linking southern Philippines with other areas of Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and the Middle East, and Islamic manuscripts and printed material of the Philippines and other Asian regions.
Posted on June 10, 2019 by Kawashima Midori.

Abridged CV

Academic career
2019 Professor Emeritus, Sophia University, Tokyo.
Honorary Fellow, Institute of Asia, Africa, and Middle Eastern Studies of Sophia University.
2014 Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University.
2004 Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University.
1997 Associate Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University.
Fellow, Institute of Asian Culture (present Institute of Asia, Africa, and Middle Eastern Studies), Sophia University.
1994 Research Fellow, School of International Relations, Graduate School of International Relations, University of Shizuoka.
Educational background:
1993 Completed coursework of the Ph. D. program in International Relations at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo.
1985 M.A. in International Relations. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo.
1976 ‒ 1977 Non‒degree student, Postgraduate Program in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
1975 B.A. in Humanities. (Social Anthropology). Tokyo Metropolitan University.
Other work experiences include:
1981 – 1982 Junior Professional Officer at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Office in Manila, Philippines.

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