Manuscript > Tuḥfat al-nafīs

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Title: Tuḥfat al-nafīs
Full Title: Tuḥfat al-nafīs
Author: Raja 'Alī Haji
Place, Date of Birth: Selangor, 1808 M
Place, Date of Dead: Pulau Penyengat, 1873 M
Place of Activity: Pulau Penyengat, Riau Islands
Language: Malay
Script: Jawi
Subject Matter: Ethics
Genre: Prose
Date of Autograph (century): 19
Found in : Hooker 1991
Notes: The Tuhfat al-Nafis, the precious gift, is a historical Malay work containing chronicle events since 17th century. It records historical events occurred in several Malay states, for example Singapore, Terengganu, Melaka, Johor, and Riau. Quoted from Virginia Matheson (1971: 375-6), Sir Richard Winstedt states that the Tuhfat is the most important Malay historical work after the Sejarah Melayu.