ꦈꦟ꧀ꦝꦸꦲꦤ꧀ ꦲꦶꦏꦪꦠ꧀ ꦲꦩ꧀ꦗ꦳ꦃ ꦩꦮꦶ ꦄꦏ꧀ꦰꦫ ꦗꦮ ꦭꦤ꧀ ꦥꦺꦒꦺꦴꦤ꧀
Javanese Manuscript of the Adventures of Hamza
The adventures of the early Islamic hero Hamza, the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad, are a favorite subject of Javanese literature in which the deeds of the hero, here called Ménak, are retold. The Javanese legends are written in poetic form and relate the stories as occurring during the lifetime of the Prophet. This manuscript, written in the Javanese and Pégon (Arabic–Javanese) alphabets, contains a number of the main episodes in the tales of Hamza.