Islam is one of the religions that teach about things closely related to the divinity (Hablum Minallah), where this religion describes a relationship between Allah as Khaliq and Man as Makhluq and the handling of various social problems (Hablum Minan Nas) closely related to Haqqul Adami . Included in this teaching is the procedure of caring for or using the grave ground of ancestors or ancestors as a historical base of the existence of graves and tombs of trusted people in the spread of religion in Indonesia.
The grave or tombstone is identical with the Muslim religious teachings. From this tomb or tombstone you can learn the history of the development of Islamic teachings in the archipelago. Therefore, you must be grateful and grateful to the creator or creator of grave or grave who holds a high history of the culture and religion of a region by preserving it like the tomb of Siti Fatimah bint Maimun in Leran village, Manyar district, Gresik, East Java. Tomb of Siti Fatimah bint Maimun aka Dewi Swara is one of the tombs that have ornaments in the form of a combination of Chinese culture, India and Persia. By historians, this tomb is the oldest tomb in Indonesia and serve as a benchmark early entry of Islamic teachings to the archipelago.
The grave or gravestone has its own appeal to some people who love the site of ancient cultural heritage when the spread of several religions in Indonesia, because the grave and tombstone is the cultural result of a particular community somewhere. Tombs in general have large and elegant buildings while the tombstone is just an ordinary old grave that has a stone or wood plugged into a symbol of the headstone. Both buildings are the same old age old graves alias so have high cultural values.
In general a tomb or grave is made to commemorate or honor the greatness of the name of someone who has long died and buried in a certain burial area in an area. The grave of the famous tomb in the archipelago is the tomb of the members of Walisongo and the tomb of the kings. In the vicinity of the tomb of this important man was built a house with a very beautiful architecture called cupola or dome, serves as a place to put offerings to pay homage to the members of Walisongo and king kings buried in the place. The graves of the tomb include the tomb of Sunan Kudus, Sunan Kalijaga and other great sunan – sunan.
While the Islamic history of Islam is poured in the form of the tomb you can see in some tombs as follows: the tomb of Sunan Langkat (in the yard of the mosque Azisi, Langkat), the tomb of Walisongo, Imogiri (Yogyakarta) and the grave of King Gowa. Relic of Islamic history in the form of gravestone, you can see on some gravestones as follows, in Leran, Gresik (East Java) there is a tombstone that reads Arabic language and letters, contains some information about the death of a woman from a Muslim religious leader named Fatimah bint Maimun, dated 475 hijri (1082 AD), in Sumatra (on the northeastern coast of North Aceh) there is a tombstone from Sultan Malik Alsaleh dated 696 hijri (297 AD), in South Sulawesi a tombstone from Sultan Hasanuddin and Banjarmasin was found headstone of Sultan Suryana Syah.
As the name implies, ancient grave sites and tombstones in general have high historical and cultural values ??as an inscription and get a lot of attention for the visitors or tourists from various regions, namely Java, Padang, Pekanbaru, Lampung, Medan, Sidempuan Binjai, Sibolga and the area others. The most popular are grave or grave tombs located on hills or mountains, cool and green, and can be reached only by walking on a narrow but neat road. Before climbing the natural staircase to the grave of the old tomb, the visitors are mostly Muslims are required to take ablution water in the shower to pray, so hopefully this pilgrim can carry out his holy intentions.