Manuscript > Bayān al-alif
|Full Title:||Bayān al-alif|
|Found in :||Fadlan: 2011; Fathurahman 2016: 71, 104.|
This Bayān al-alif (The Explanation of Alif) is a brief Arabic text explaining the meaning of the alphabet alif from the Sufi perspective. There are versions of manuscripts of this text in Malay and Javanese with interlinear translations in local languages. The Javanese version of the text from Cirebon contains a Javanese explanation of the doctrine of martabat tujuh.