“Maritime symbolism in the origin stories of three Muslim pilgrimage sites in Java”
An article on the Wali Songo, the Great Luminaries of Javanese Islam.
He took it all in and understood it in an instant, for now he was armed with the knowledge of where he had come from and where he had to go. He was like the bud of a flower that had reached the moment of blooming, exhaling the sweet fragrance of Islam into the air.
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This is a draft article, to be cited only with the author’s permission. Republished here with thanks.