Studies in Moro History, Law, and Religion

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Bureau of Public Printing, 1905 - Muslims - 107 pages
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Page 60 - ... this is the exception, not the rule. In making the Lawaran the Mindanao judges selected such laws as in their judgment suited the conditions and the requirements of order in Mindanao. They used the Arabic text as a basis, but constructed their articles in a concrete form, embodying genuine examples and incidents of common occurrence in Mindanao. In some places they modified the 1 See Pis.
Page 22 - Tabunaway sent Mamalu up the river to bring down all the men of Magindanao. After the arrival of the men Tabunaway invited Kabungsuwan to accompany him to Magindanao. Kabungsuwan refused to accompany them unless they became Moslems. Tabunaway and Mamalu then repeated their invitation and all of them promised to become Moslems. Kabungsuwan insisted that he would not land at all unless they came together then and there and were washed and became Mohammedans. This they did, and on account of the bathing...
Page 65 - ... selected such laws as in their judgment suited the conditions and the requirements of order in Mindanao. They used the Arabic text as a basis, but constructed their articles in a concrete form, embodying genuine examples and incidents of common occurrence in Mindanao. In some places they modified the sense of the Arabic so much as to make it agree with the prevailing customs of their country. In a few instances they made new articles which do not exist in 119 Given in Saleeby, Studies in Moro...
Page 55 - Bwisan, and ruled with a strong hand. He was probably the strongest and greatest Mindanao sultan that ever lived. He fought the Spaniards bitterly and held their sovereignty in check for many years. His pirates terrorized Luzon and the Visayas and controlled the southern seas for a long time. In 1636 General Corcuera led an expedition against him and after considerable difficulty reduced his fort and defeated his forces. Qudrat appears to have had a large number of firearms, and his fort was very...
Page 92 - SEC. 6. A full nephew disinherits another nephew who is not from a full brother or sister. SEC. 7. A nephew on the father's side disinherits a full cousin and more remote heirs. SEC. 8. A full uncle1 or aunt disinherits an uncle or aunt on the father's side. SEC. 9. A full cousin disinherits a cousin on the father's side. God's knowledge surpasses our knowledge.
Page 22 - Arabic form of the word. their sails to make speed, but a very strong wind blew and scattered them in all directions, so that they lost track of one another. As a result Sarip Kabungsuwan arrived at Magindanao.
Page 102 - SEC. 4. In case one son and one daughter are the only children, the estate of the father and mother shall be divided into three equal parts, of which the son shall receive two parts and the daughter one part. SEC. 5. In case of multiplicity of sons and daughters, the estate shall be so divided as to give each daughter half the share of one son.
Page 11 - In translating these tarsila such a large number- of words have to be transliterated that it is deemed necessary to adopt a system of transliteration which can be easily understood by every English reader and which is more adequate...
Page 90 - SEC. 2. If a slave woman is divorced, she shall mourn two months and five days. SEC. 3. If a pregnant free woman is divorced, she shall mourn until childbirth. ARTICLE LXI If a person throws the sweepings of a house or the parings of fruits on the road, and a person carrying certain articles and passing on the road steps on them and thereby slips and falls and loses his property, the person who threw the sweepings or the fruit parings on the road shall pay for the lost property. He shall also be...
Page 36 - Kabuugsuwan came to Magindanao to the mouth of the Tinundan. There he met Tabunaway and accompanied him to the town of Magindanao. This is Sharif Kabungsuwan, who converted to Islam all the people of Magindanao, Siangan, Matampay, Lusud, Katittwan, and Simway, and who was followed by all those who accepted Islam in the land of Magindanao. And it came to pass that Tabunaway married Sharif Kabungsuwan to the girl that was found inside the bamboo stalk, whose name was Putri Tunlna.