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Forging Islamic Power and Place: The Legacy of Shaykh Daud bin 'Abd Allah al-Fatani in Mecca and Southeast Asia

Francis R. Bradley


Following a defeat by Siam in 1786, the Patani community experienced a period of displacement that resulted in many resettling elsewhere in the Malay world and Mecca. This marked the denouement for the old order of orangkaya in the region and the rise of a new moral order. Led by Daud bin Abd Allah al-Fatani, the ulama employed a knowledge network to spread handwritten texts bearing new ideas on the place of Islam in the community. Throughout the nineteenth century, the ulama established a zone of pondok schools across what is now southern Thailand and northern Malaysia where they set in motio ... More

Keywords: Islam, Mecca, Malay world, pondok, Islamic revivalism, Patani, Southeast Asia, ulama, Daud bin Abd Allah al-Fatani, Siam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780824851613
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824851613.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francis R. Bradley, author
Pratt Institute