Qenza Mat - Samudera is named after an Islamic harbour kingdom on the north coast of Sumatra from the 13th to 15th centuries, known then as Samudera Pasai. It is believed that the word Samudera is Sanskrit for ocean. Samudera had its glory years when it was ruled by Ratu Nahrasiyah (1406-1428). Her gravestone, which still exists today, reads, “This is the grave of a brilliant holy woman, a Queen respected by all …” The minor kingdom exported its language, an early form of Malay written in Jawi which eventually became the lingua franca of Malaysia and Indonesia.
Say, “If the sea were ink for [writing] the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as supplement.”