Kaparangs

posted 7 Oct 2011, 08:48 by Aljaamiah Academy Administration
A photo taken in a Javanese madrassah in the Dutch Colonial period. Left hand corner of the picture shows two pairs of wooden Javanese clogs. In Cape Town, these were called kaparangs and could be found in many old masjids in cape town. Also notice the manner of teaching and learning the holy Quran, using a 'kalam' (wooden stick) to point. this method still used in many old-school madrassahs in cape town. Also the usage of melayu terms for arabic vowels - fat'ha = dettis (di atas), Kasrah = bawah, Dommah = dapan, tanween = dua dettis, dua dapan, dua bawah, Shaddah = saptu.
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