Aceh-Ottoman Relation in Bustan al-Salatin
AbstractIn the 16th century, the Aceh sultanate under the rule of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah al-Kahhar requested for help from the Ottoman State to confront the Portuguese in Malacca. The request became the beginning point for Aceh relation with the Ottoman State as an Islamic superpower then. Among important records referring to the historical event was one written by Nuruddin al-Raniri in his masterpiece Bustan al-Salatin. The entry in Bustan al-Salatin on Aceh-Ottoman State relation became proof and a yardstick to subsequent request for assistance by Malay rulers from the Ottoman State . In addition, there are other sources such as the Tarikh Bandar Aceh Darussalam and Hikayat Meukota Alam manuscripts which also documented the same event, most probably referring to Bustan al-Salatin.
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