Ibn Fadlan’s Role in the Islamisation of Bulghar society

Halim, Harliana and Yusoff, Kamaruzaman and Ahmad, Shakila and Abdul Khir, Mohd Faizal and Abdullah, Abdul Hafiz and Aziz, Hani Suraya and Saad, Shamsaadal Sholeh and Sulaiman, Abdullah (2018) Ibn Fadlan’s Role in the Islamisation of Bulghar society. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (3.25). pp. 505-507. ISSN 2227-524X

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Islam is the oldest established religion among Bulghar entity, the residents along the riverbanks of the Volga-Kama triangle. This valley was famous as the first Islamic country erected in the Eastern European region. The presence of Islam in the region has raised the name of the ruler of Volga Bulgaria and was reinforced by relationship with Baghdad. The Islamisation of the Bulghar society is relevant to the role played by Ahmad ibn Fadlan, the ambassador of the Abbasid government based in Baghdad. Therefore, this article aims to examine the role played by Ibn Fadlan in the Islamization of the Bulghar society. For this study, a qualitative method using historical descriptive approach was employed, which involved compilation and evaluation of the facts of the Risalah Ibn Fadlān. Data for this study were obtained through library research. The data analyses were conducted through texts and document analyses, as well as comparison method. This study finds that Ibn Fadlan plays an important role in the islamisation of the Bulghar society, not just as an ambassador of Abbasid government but as a teacher, preacher and counselor to the Bulghar king and the whole nation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ibn Fadlan; Bulghar Society; Islamisation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Center for General Studies and Co -curricular > Department of Islamic Studies
Depositing User: UiTM Student Praktikal
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2022 03:18
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2022 03:18
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5748

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