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Hoesein Djajadiningrat

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Author(s): Pijper, G. F.
, Pangeran Aria , Muslim scholar and Indonesian statesman, historian and linguist (1886-1960). Bom at Kramat Watu, the chief town of a subdistrict in the residence Bantam (Bantěn) in West Java, where his father was a govemment official, he sprang from an old prominent family which was related to the former Sultans of Bantam [see indonesia, iv]. In his early youth, Ḥoesein’s historical interest must have been evoked by reminiscences of the period of the Bantam Sultans, kept alive through stories and legends and through old buildings such as the monum…

Masd̲j̲id

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Author(s): Pedersen, J. | Hillenbrand, R. | Burton-Page, J. | Andrews, P.A. | Pijper, G.F. | Et al.
(a.), mosque, the noun of place from sad̲j̲ada “to prostrate oneself, hence “place where one prostrates oneself [in worship]”. The modern Western European words (Eng. mosque , Fr. mosquée , Ger. Moschee , Ital. moschea ) come ultimately from the Arabic via Spanish mezquita . I. In the central Islamic lands A. The origins of the mosque up to the Prophet’s death. The word msgdʾ is found in Aramaic as early as the Jewish Elephantine Papyri (5th century B.C.), and appears likewise in Nabataean inscriptions with the meaning “place of worship…