Batu Bersurat Terengganu (Inscribed Stone of Terengganu)

Documentary heritage submitted by Malaysia and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2009.

© Terengganu State Museum
Inscribed stone of Terengganu

The Batu Bersurat, Terengganu or Inscribed Stone of Terengganu constitutes the earliest evidence of Jawi writing (writing based on Arabic alphabets) in the Malaya Muslim world of Southeast Asia. The Stone is a testimony to the spread of Islam offering an insight to the life of the people of the era as well as depicting the growing Islamic culture subsumed under a set of religious laws.

  • Year of submission: 2008
  • Year of inscription: 2009
  • Country: Malaysia
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