Video: Pasukan penyelidik UKM bongkar Tamadun Melayu
An Archaeological and Excavation team from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has made a groundbreaking discovery in determining the early religion of the early settlers of the Malay Archipelago. The team, led by Prof. Dato' Dr. Nik Hassan Shuhaimi Nik Abd. Rahman and supported by the archaeologists from the Department of Heritage , and financed by the Department of Heritage, Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Malaysia.The excavation site, located at Sungai Mas, Kedah, is found as an ancient settlement area which dates to the 7th century. Found at the site are a number of ancient relics such as beads, pottery jars and parts of ceramics, a granite vat carved from a huge granite, stone tablets with Kadaha inscriptions, ruins of Buddhist Stupas and also the most profound finding among all, the Buddhist makara.The finding of the makara has ruled out the initial theory of Indianisation of the Malay Archipelago as the makara found at the excavation site is said to date to the 7th century, before the introduction of Hinduism by the early Indian merchants and travelers. The makara carries Buddhism properties, therefore, rules out the fact that Hinduism was the initial religion of our ancestors.The makara found is a stone carved to resemble a creature the combination of a fish and an elephant, the two icons of power in land and water, a deity to protect its believers from harm. According to Prof. Dato' Dr. Nik Hassan Shuhaimi, a makara usually has its counterpart, another makara. In the future, Prof. Dato' Dr. Nik Hassan Shuhaimi hopes to find the missing pair of the makara to complete the collection.Sungai Mas is also believed to be a full-fledged kingdom in the ancient past and the chronological sequence of the Sungai Mas kingdom site has been established from prehistory to the kingdom status, proving another fact; there was another flourishing civilization prior to the Sultanate.Prof. Dato' Dr. Nik Hassan Shuhaimi further added that the Hindu and Buddhist makaras found in the Malay Archipelago are very distinct to this region as there are no other parts of this globe produce the makaras, not even in or . The makaras are the symbols of manifestation of the locals to the deities and the surrounding environment. Local cultures, the animals and natural elements were embedded into the new religion in order to adapt it to the new believers.The findings by the team are not only profound but they might change our history of this land. The excavation team is now waiting for a clearance and more funding to continue this archaeological and excavation research in order to establish more facts and stories of our ancient forefathers.
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Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara' bin 'Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: "Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah."
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