Kangjeng Susuhunan

Drajat
Born
Raden Qasim

1470
Died1522
Paciran, Lamongan
EraDemak Sultanate
OrganizationWalisongo
TitleKangjeng Susuhunan Drajat
Parents

Sunan Drajat was born in 1470 CE. He was one of the Wali Songo or "nine Saints", along with his father Sunan Ampel and his brother Sunan Bonang.

He was a descendant of Majapahit nobility in Tuban and a Chinese captain named Gan Eng Cu.[1]

Like his brother, he composed gamelan songs as a means for spreading Islamic teachings on Java. One example was the tune Gending 'Pangkur'.[2]

In 1502 CE, he built the masjid in the village of Jelag in Paciran (north of Surabaya) [3]

Notes and references

  1. ^ Muljana, Prof. Dr. Slamet (2005). RUNTUHNYA KERAJAAN HINDU-JAWA DAN TIMBULNYA NEGARA-NEGARA ISLAM DI NUSANTARA. Yogyakarta: LKiS. pp. 86–101. ISBN 979-8451-16-3.
  2. ^ "Universitas Kristen Petra".
  3. ^ Wali Songo: The Nine Walis

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