Introduction to Muslim Folktale and Parang Sabil summary.docx - Intro The Muslim cultural communities may be classified into thirteen(13 major

Introduction to Muslim Folktale and Parang Sabil summary.docx

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Intro: The Muslim cultural communities may be classified into thirteen (13) major ethno-linguistic groups. Each Muslim cultural community has its own inventory of folk literature, which, in more ways than one, displays unique and peculiar traits, features, and qualities. Despite the variation and uniqueness, all these communities are unified by their Islamic faith, which has already pervaded many aspects of their folk literature since Islam is a way of life. Folk literary genres in Muslim cultural communities may include folktales, myths, legends, fables, ballads, poems, riddles, proverbs, and epics. Folk literature in Mindanao Muslim cultural communities as in other Filipino groups follow the oral tradition in that folktales, myths, legends, epics, poems, riddles and proverbs are handed down by word of mouth from generation to generation. These oral literary forms may be didactic, hortatory, entertaining, instructive, or informative. Folk literature in the Muslim cultural communities has a participatory audience. The audience listens, reacts, and retells what he or she hears to another audience, thereby ensuring the transmission of the folk literary material to others. Authorship is not individual; it is collective. Reference: Parang Sabil: Summary: The story happened during the Spanish colonial period where the Spaniards built forts and intend to stay to guard the place. There
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