Sylhet Nagri Script Archive
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Record of Hālatunnabi
|Collection of||ĀBDUL LATIPH LASKAR|
|Extent:||1 Volume copied into 3 CDs; 278 images|
|Medium of copies:||Digitally scanned|
|Original Medium:||Printed; No cover page|
|Measurement:||9 cm X 14.12cm;|
|Main Text:||Pp 1-272|
|Description:||By far Hālatunnabi is the most popular text in the Muslim community of the region. According to the poet, the text in manuscript form was completed in 1262 B.E. i.e. 1853. It narrates in ‘Payār’ and ‘Tripodi’ verse, the story of Creation and writes in detail the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his ascension to heaven. It gives a vivid description of the hell.|
The text reflects an expert handling of Islamic genealogical accounts. Its literary and cultural significance are immense.
Significantly, the poet shows his concern for accuracy and refers to the Arabic and Persian texts on which he has based his narration. A comparative study of the different editions and production of the same text may throw light on the mentality of the local Muslim converts and their attitude towards the Islamic world.
|Language:||Bengali, written in Sylhét Nāgri script|
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