Saturday, 20 August 2016

7th Dato' Jenaton Family Reunion 2016

Re-post from my hp:

Tentative

7th DATO' JENATON FAMILY REUNION 2016

Date: Saturday, 19 Nov 2016 (in FB)
Venue: Intekma, Shah Alam

"Salam semua.
Perhimpunan Keluarga Jenaton 2016 di Intekma, Shah Alam. Sape2 yg berminat bolehlah maklumkan kpd saya atau mana2 AJK Keluarga Jenaton. Dewasa RM25, Kanak2 6-12 tahun RM15. Ada rancangan untuk buat dokumentari. Sesiapa yg ada barang2 warisan Jenaton digalakkan dibawa sekali semasa perhimpunan tersebut."

Don't inform me, but send to En Dimyati of the Jenaton Secretariat.

Search Datuk Jenaton group in FB (closed group):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/105710504228/

The last reunion was held at Vistana Hotel, Penang on 2 June 2013. It came out in the newspapers:
6th Dato' Jenaton Family Reunion on 2 June 2013
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Update on Nakhoda Nan Intan & families

Wives of Nakhoda Nan Intan
Children of Nakhodan Nan Intan
Descendants of Nakhoda Nan Intan


Note: This is collected information from many sources, interviews and discussions among relatives. Some evidences are disjointed.

This is what I have managed to come up with from all the information that I have received so far. Some dates, birthplaces, places of demise and graves/graveyard information are still missing. There are still a lot of gaps here and there, as I get information bit-by-bit, and not all at once. Some pieces of information are disjointed, some can't quite fit in as the dates are disparate and so large a difference. It is not so easy to check and verify a lot of things as there are no official documents such as birth certificate, death certificate, land title/entitlement, Will (wasiat), estate documents, schools, occupation records, home addresses, etc. So I have put this big document together based on whatever I have for now.

Please remember that the inscriptions on the tombstones and a lot of the documents are in tulisan Jawi and in a calligraphic form which I cannot decipher, but I tried my best. Maybe you can do better at the Jawi name spellings, Jawi letter/documents and Jawi inscriptions on the tombstones. Some tombstone inscriptions have been washed away by the rain ... and  which leaves nothing for me to see except traces of what was there before.

I hope this big document will hold for everyone who is interested in one way or another. I'm just compiling information so that I know who is talking or writing to me, and who are my relatives from my father's side.

My father told me a bit about his people, but he passed away too soon before he could piece together complete information for me. He only managed to scan old B/W photos which I accidentally found in a pendrive on his desk. He kept notes and letters of his contacts. So I'm just continuing what my father was trying to do. I hope it helps someone in some way.




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* * KETURUNAN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH @ NAKHODA NAN INTAN * *
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HAJI MUHAMMAD SALEH
@ Nakhoda Nan Intan, a Sumatran clan founder
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Full name: Hj Muhammad Saleh bin Tuanku Patis Nan Sabatang
Call names:
  • Nakhoda Nan Intan;
  • Nakhoda Nan Intan bin Nan Tuanku Patis Sabatang;
  • Nakhoda (Maharaja) Nan Intan Ibni Al-Marhum Tengku Patih Nan Sebatang.
Religion: Sunni Islam
Birth date: Unknown (possibly born c.1691-died after 1734)
Born: circa early 1690s
  • could be 1691 ... calculated based on age 25 at marriage, and the mosques that he built in 1728 and 1734 at 2 different places, and the 2 existing mosques are 6 years apart
  • 1734 ... Masjid Batu Uban in Penang
  • 1728 ... Masjid Tengkera in Malacca
  • 1728 - 6 = 1722 ... a masjid in Singapore ... to be located
  • 1722 - 6 = 1716 ... a masjid in Deli, Indonesia ... to be located
  • 1716 - 25 = 1691 ... he was at least 25 when he first married in Deli
  • so he was probably born in 1691
Deceased: circa early 1790s or earlier:
  • 1791 if he died at age 100 
  • 1781 if he died at age 90 
  • 1771 if he died at age 80
  • 1761 if he died at age 70
  • 1751 if he died at age 60
  • 1741 if he died at age 50
  • he lived past 1731 ... he was more than 40 years old
  • he was probably 44 when he build Masjid Batu Uban in Penang in 1734 (the last masjid that he built)
Ascendants: He was descended from Laras Dato' Pepatih Nan Sabatang
His father: Nan Tuanku Patis Sabatang (possibly a single-legged lord who lost a leg to diabetes?)
His mother: __
Sibs: 3
  1. Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan - married 5 wives; deceased in Batu Uban, Penang
  2. Ismail @ Nakhoda Kechil - lived in Jelutong, Penang
  3. Gadih Ambun Suri - married her cousin, Dato Jenaton
Occupation: Ship's captain, alim, warrior, community leader, imam masjid
Origin: Istana Pagaruyung, Kampong Bodi, Payakumbuh, Air Tabik, in Dutch West Sumatra (now a part of Indonesia)

Residence: Istana Besar Pagar Ruyung (Istano Basa Pagaruyung)
Village: Kampong Buadi (Kampong Bodi/ Kg Ibu Adi?)
District: Payakumbuh (Paya Kumboh)
Province: West Sumatra
Country: Dutch Indonesia


This is a 2007 replica of the original palace that burnt down twice.
The original palace is different.

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BIOGRAPHY OF HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH
@NAKHODA NAN INTAN
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INTRODUCTION

Who was Nakhoda Nan Intan?

He was descended from Dato' Pepatih Nan Sabatang who lived in the village named Kampong Bodi, in the district of Payakumbuh in the highlands of West Sumatra during the time of Dutch-occupied Indonesia.

Nakhoda nan Intan is Haji Muhammad Salleh of Istana Pagaruyung in West Sumatra. He came to Singapore and lived in Singapore and the Straits Settlements of Malacca and Penang.

Origin
Why did Nakhoda nan Intan leave his hometown and country? According to Nenek Kalthom, it didn't have to do with Perang Paderi. The Dutch did not have anything to do with them fleeing. The reason for Nakhoda Nan Intan and others to leave the palace was because of internal problems - the palace people were divided into 2 factions. One faction struggled to follow Islam strictly and the other faction wanted to follow Minangkabau rites and traditions (which is regarded as un-Islamic). The palace was razed to the ground a few times and in the last one, after a lightning strike, the entire palace burnt down into the shape of a horse. The palace was never rebuilt, but for tourism purposes only.

Region
Muhammad Salleh Minangkabau @ Hj Muhammad Salleh Minangkabau @ Nakhoda Nan Intan originated from Kg Bodi, Payakumbuh in West Sumatra. The area is a highland in the interior of West Sumatra. It is bordered by interesting places - with Padang in the SW, Pariaman in the far NE and Bukit Tinggi in the near NE. Padang is famous for Nasi Padang or Nasi Sumatera. Nasi Sumatera is different from Nasi Aceh. He migrated from Payakumbuh in the interior to Batu Bara on the east coast of Sumatra. He married in Deli.


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WIVES OF HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH
@NAKHODA NAN INTAN
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Haji Muhammad Salleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan married 5 wives at 5 different places. He married in Payakumbuh, Deli, Singapore, Melaka and Penang. He had 11 children from 4 of his 5 wives. He had 10 sons and a daughter. However, there is one more son, Mohd Noor, whose mother is unknown. If we include Mohd Noor, altogether, Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan could have had 12 children (11 sons and a daughter).

I have arranged his wives by record on the family tree chart and based on the 2 mosques that he built at Tengkera and Batu Uban. But still there are questions about the order of their marriages.
  • His first wife was the one he married at his hometown before he left his village.
  • His second wife did not have any issue. There is hardly any information on her.
  • His Penang wife was his third wife? Her descendants have been traced.
  • His Malacca wife is relatively unknown. She left a great son, an alim (Tambi) who went by his nickname Hj Tambi. He was relatively unknown by his real name, Hj Nuruddin. Hj Nuruddin's son in turn was the famous Ulamak Nusantara, Hj Abdul Lathiff Tambi.
  • His Singapore wife is regarded as the last wife?
  • The exact origin of his wives was not available and not verified as there were no birth certificates in the 1700s and early 1800s.
c. stands for circa and means kira-kira/agak-agak/roughly because the exact date/year/time is unknown.

The 5 wives of Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan are:
  1. Suripadi/Suraidi dari Payakumbuh, Sumatra, Indonesia (on record she was his first wife from Payakumbuh, Sumatra) .... undated (1716-6 = 1710) .... c.1710 
  2. Che Aminah dari Deli, Sumatra, Indonesia (on record she was his second wife from Deli, Sumatra) ..... undated (1722-6 = 1716) .... c. 1716 
  3. Jamilah dari Singapura (on record she was his Singapore wife) .... undated (-6 = 1722) .... c.1722 
  4. Sa'odah dari Melaka (on record she was his Malacca wife) .... c.1728 (based on Masjid Tengkera) 
  5. Che Asiah/Aishah dari Pulau Pinang (on record she was his third and Penang wife. She was known as Che Tunggal) .... c.1734 (based on Masjid Batu Uban)

(A) Deli, Indonesia 1716-1722

Nakhoda Nan Intan was most probably in Deli circa 1716 ... he was possibly 25 years old.

Nakhoda Nan Intan married a wife in Deli, Indonesia. She was known as Che Aminah Deli.

Che Aminah Deli had no children with Nakhoda Nan Intan.

In Malay literature, Che Aminah Deli was a successful business woman. Whether this business woman was Nakhoda Nan Intan's wife is unknown.Deli is a famous shipbuilding port. She could be his wife as money was then possibly used for shipbuilding or purchasing ships, which Nakhoda Nan Intan and followers needed to sail away to Tanah Melayu.


(B) Singapore 1722-1728

He was a ship's captain (skipper or nakhoda) and sailed to Singapore from Deli, East Sumatra. He sailed across the Straits of Malacca and arrived in Singapore. He settled in Singapore and had family. Nakhoda Nan Intan was most probably in Singapore circa 1722 ... he was possibly 31 years old.

Query: Was he a good friend of Habib Noh Alhabshi of Singapore?
Argument: Habib Noh Alhabshi had lived some 100 years after Nakhoda Nan Intan. So it could be that Habib Noh Alhabshi was a close friend of Nakhoda's family and downline, including his grandson, Hj Abdul Lathiff.

Did Haji Muhammad Salleh marry a wife in Singapore? Yes. He married Jamilah circa 1722.

Jamilah had 3 sons:
  1. Taha
  2. Sa'id
  3. Abdul Latiff
Taha's son is Abbas. Abbas's daughter is Maliah. Maliah married to _______ bin Habib Noh Alhabshi. Maliah's son is Syed Hassan Alhabshi. Syed Hassan Alhabshi's son is Syed Ahmad Ridhwan Alhabshi (Singapore).

Malik Alhabshi (George Town, Penang) may know more about the Alhabshi lineages in Penang and Singapore. He has the book that has the family trees of these early generations.


(C) Tengkera, Malacca 1728-1734

Hj Muhammad Saleh then moved to Malacca. He lived in Tengkera in Malacca and built Masjid Tengkera in 1728. He married Sa'odah (a Melaka lady) and had a son and 9 grandchildren in Malacca.

Hj Muhammad Saleh's son is Hj Nuruddin bin Hj Muhammad Saleh. Hj Nuruddin was popularly known as Hj Tambi al Malakawi.

Hj Tambi al Malakawi married and had family in Malacca. His wife was unknown. He had 9 children (6 sons and 3 daughters):
  1. Maimunah
  2. Yahya
  3. Hassan
  4. Muhammad
  5. Mahdom (c.1864-c.1931)
  6. Mastan
  7. Khadijah
  8. Ahmad
  9. Abdul Lathiff (Ulamak Nusantara; 1872-1939)

Hj Tambi's son is Hj Abdul Latiff bin Hj Tambi al Malakawi. His real name is Hj Abdul Latiff bin Hj Nuruddin. Hj Abdul Latiff bin Hj Tambi al Malakwi was popularly known as Ulamak Nusantara. Hj Abdul Latiff bin Hj Nuruddin was born in 1872 in Tanjong Mas, Melaka.

Hj Abdul Latiff bin Hj Tambi al Malakawi married 4 wives and had families in Tengkera (Malacca) and Singapore. His first wife was Maryam, who had 7 children. His second wife was Siti Hajar, who had 6 children. His third wife was unknown. His fourth wife was Bi bt Abdullah, who had a daughter. Altogether, Hj Abdul Lathiff had 15 children (7 sons).

Hj Abdul Latiff's eldest son by his first wife Maryam is Hj Ahmad bin Hj Abdul Latiff or better known as HABHAL. His daughter by his last wife (Bi bt Abdullah) is Hjh Khalthum/Hjh Kalsom bt Hj Abdul Lathiff (Nenek Aunty/Nenek Chom).

HABHAL set up a soy sauce (kicap) business in Jalan Mangga, Geylang Serai in Singapore. The original place where he made kicap is no more. My parents and I visited the original venue where HABHAL made kicap in Singapore in 1965. It was a small Malay village. The main house was on one side and the workers slept in their quarters, on pangkin kayu. There was a central badminton court and the houses bordered the field. There were people playing badminton when we arrived one late afternoon. HABHAL ordered his men to stop playing badminton when we arrived. His workers stopped playing badminton and disappeared into their quarters. HABHAL then entertained my parents.

HABHAL married twice. He first married Hjh Amnah bt Hj Mohd Sharif (Nenek Amnah). Nenek Amnah was from 262-T, Banda Hilir, Malacca. Nenek Amnah was the younger sister of Mohd Yusope bin Haji Mohd Sharif (Walid). Mohd Yusope is my grandfather (Tok Walid). Tok Walid is my father's father (Bapak punya Walid). HABHAL had 7 children with Nenek Amnah. Only 5 of the 7 HABHAL children married and had families. Their children in turn married and had families. Two of HABHAL's sons remained bachelors.

After Nenek Hjh Amnah died in the late 1960s, HABHAL remarried Nenek Hjh Mahani bt Haji Khalil, also a relative. HABHAL did not have any children by his second wife.

According to my classmate Zariyah bt Hj Daud (MGHS 1972 & 1973), who is also a relative of Nenek Hjh Mahani, Nenek Hjh Mahani had 3 other sisters - Salmah, Mahani, __ and __. Salmah married to Majid and sold Majid Sate/Majid Satay in Kg Baru, KL. They became rich and famous. Their son was the late engineer Mohd Salleh Majid, Director of Lands and Mines, KL. Another son was the late Zain Azman, a famous Malay singer in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

Nenek Jenab of Kg Baru, KL had 2 sons - Mohd Shapri and Mohd Yatim. Mohd Shapri bin Nasir @ Pak Cik Hamid knew Mohd Salleh Majid as he had worked under him in the Lands and Mines in KL. Both Mohd Shapri and his younger brother have passed away in 2016.

Hjh Kalsom bt Hj Abdul Lathiff (Nenek Aunty) married to Tok Hj Jamaluddin bin Hj Mohd Ali. They had 5 children - Noraini, Dr Sabariah Faizah, Datin Sabariah Fauziah, Tan Sri Ismail and Sabariah Faridah. Nenek Kalsom's children are married and have families.

Hj Tambi's daughter is Hjh Mahdom bt Hj Muhammad Nuruddin. Hjh Mahdom married to Hj Hashim. Their daughter is Fatimah bt Hj Hashim.

Fatimah bt Hj Hashim married to Osman bin Puteh. Their son is Hj Ahmad bin Osman.

Hj Ahmad bin Osman married Zabedah. They have 3 children - Azmi, Maheran and Azlina.

Maheran bt Ahmad married to Ustaz Zain Azzra'iy bin Mahat. She has a son from her previous marriage - Adam Almalek Faizel. She follows the Nasqbandiyyah Sufi path. She has the key to the private burial plot in Tengkera, Melaka. The burial plot has the graves of Hj Nuruddin (Hj Tambi), Hj Abdul Lathiff (Ulamak Nusantara), Hj Ahmad (her father), Fatimah (her paternal grandmother) and Osman (her paternal grandfather).

Malacca links to Nakhoda Nan Intan


(D) Batu Uban, Penang 1734-1740


THE STORY ABOUT NAKHODA NAN INTAN'S ARRIVAL IN PENANG

Nakhoda Nan Intan then sailed past Perak, and finally reached Penang. He settled in Batu Uban by the beach, facing the mainland.  Initially, his settlement was by the sea. It is known as Kg Batu Uban or Kg Melayu Batu Uban. This became the first Malay village on the island.

Now, after extensive land reclamation, his village is landlocked and his descendants cannot go to sea easily. They have to take the motorcycle to the jetty which is far away. There is no direct path to take from this ancient village to the jetty as previously (walk down to the beach and take the boats out to sea to fish).

He built Masjid Batu Uban in 1734. This is the oldest masjid in Penang. This masjid is similar to Masjid Tengkera in Melaka which he built earlier in 1728. He was an alim (singular of ulama') and was devoted to the masjid. He built Masjid Batu Uban in Penang in 1734. Many clergymen from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Makkah, and Baghdad came to his masjid and village in Penang.

Intermarriages took place between Nakhoda Nan Intan's descendants and the other migrant families, including the Chinese. Kg Batu Uban is a mixed Malay-Arab-Chinese early settlement which grew to become a village.  The descendants here have Malay-Arab-Chinese features and Arab/Malay names.

Nakhoda Nan Intan arrived in Penang well before Captain Francis Light arrived in Penang in 1879. Captain Francis Light arrived at the northern tip near North Bay, at Tanjung Penaga - a cape named after a fragrant flowering tree that grew in abundance at the cape. It is still known as Tanjung or Tanjung Penaga today. Tanjung refers to George Town, the city centre.

Pokok Bunga Tanjung




Edible bright orange berries of Pokok Bunga Tanjung
(Mimusops elengi L)

Another tree is pokok penaga lilin (Mesua ferrea).

Another tree is pokok penaga laut or bintagor (Calophyllum inophyllum).

Trees of Penang:



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FAMILY TREES OF HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH @ NAKHODA NAN INTAN
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From the publication of Prof Ahmad Murad Merican's book on the descendants of Dato Jenaton (brother-in-law of Hj Muhammad Saleh), there is mention of a brief history and the descendants of Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan. Hj Muhammad Saleh married a lady named Asiah/Aishah.


Original book
Photocopy that was made available at the 6th Family Reunion 2013.
From Prof Ahmad Murad Merican's book on the family origin
I have added on names here based on the large family tree chart that Tok Chu gave me.


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CHILDREN OF HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH
@NAKHODA NAN INTAN - clan founder
Arranged by wife
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Wife #1
Children of Puan Suraidi (Payakumbuh): - 5 sons:
  1. Abdullah
  2. Ibrahim
  3. Ahmad
  4. Yusuf 
  5. Ismail

Wife #2
Children of Puan Aminah (Deli) - none. She had no children. She was childless.


Wife #3
Children of Puan Jamilah (Singapore): - 3 sons:
  1. Taha
  2. Sa'id
  3. Abdul Latiff

Wife #4
Children of Puan Sa'odah (Melaka): - only 1 son:
  1. Hj Nuruddin (@Hj Tambi)

Wife #5
Children of Puan Asiah/Aishah (Pulau Pinang): - a son and a daughter:*
  1. Muhammad Ali bin Hj Muhammad Saleh
  2. Zaytun/Zaitun bt Hj Muhammad Saleh

*Caution: I have not checked Prof Ahmad Murad Merican's book and the big family tree chart on Asiah/Aishah's children yet.




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CHILDREN OF HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH
@NAKHODA NAN INTAN - clan founder
Include all his 12 children
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1. ABDULLAH BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH

His mother is Puan Suraidi (Payakumbuh). He is the eldest of 5 brothers.

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2. IBRAHIM BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH

His mother is Puan Suraidi (Payakumbuh). He is the second of 5 brothers.

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3. AHMAD BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH

His mother is Puan Suraidi (Payakumbuh). He is the third of 5 brothers.

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4. YUSUF BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH*

His mother is Puan Suraidi (Payakumbuh). He is the fourth of 5 brothers.

*Note:
  • Khatib Yusof was a name mentioned in Wasiat Hj Mohd Sharif bin Ismail.
  • There were 4 men from 4 generations before Khatib Yusof. I don't have the names of the 4 men and their wives. My father told me that the names were re-cycled.
  • Is this Khatib Yusof the same man as Yusuf bin Hj Muhammad Saleh?

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5. ISMAIL BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH

His mother is Puan Suraidi (Payakumbuh). He is the fifth of 5 brothers.

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6. TAHA BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH

His mother is Puan Jamilah (Singapore). He is the eldest of 3 brothers.

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7. SA'ID BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH

His mother is Puan Jamilah (Singapore). He is the middle of 3 brothers.

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8. ABDUL LATIFF BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH

His mother is Puan Jamilah (Singapore). He is the youngest of 3 brothers.

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9. HJ MUHAMMAD NURUDDIN BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH
@ HJ TAMBI BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH
@ HJ TAMBI MALAKAWI

Hj Muhammad Saleh's/Nakhoda Nan Intan's son in Malacca is Hj Muhammad Nuruddin bin Hj Muhammad Saleh.

His mother is Sa'odah (Melaka).

He is the only son of his mother.

Hj Muhammad Nuruddin bin Hj Muhammad Saleh was from Tengkera, Malacca.

He was popularly known as Tambi, Hj Tambi or Hj Tambi Malakawi.
The suffix Malakawi indicates that he was from Melaka.

Tambi's wife is unknown.

Tambi married and had 9 children:
  1. Maimunah
  2. Yahya
  3. Hassan
  4. Muhammad
  5. Mahdom
  6. Mastan
  7. Khadijah
  8. Ahmad
  9. Abdul Lathiff (Ulamak Nusantara)

Q&A
(18 March 2015) Someone asked about how Nakhoda Nan Intan (Batu Uban, Penang) was related to Hj Abdul Lathiff Tambi (Tengkera, Malacca).
Answer: Hj Abdul Lathiff is Hj Abdul Lathiff bin Hj Nuruddin bin Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan. Hj Abdul Lathiff is the grandson of Hj Muhammad Saleh.

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10. MUHAMMAD ALI BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH

Hj Muhammad Saleh's/Nakhoda Nan Intan's son in Penang is Muhammad Ali bin Hj Muhammad Saleh.

His mother is Asiah/Aishah (Pulau Pinang/Penang). His is the only son of 2 sibs. The other sib is his sister, Zaitun.

Muhammad Ali married. His wife is unknown.

Muhammad Ali's son is Abdul Manaf bin Muhammad Ali. He was Bapak Pak Unggal.

Who is Pak Unggal?
I have heard this 'Unggal' name being mentioned but I can't remember where and who said it.

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11. ZAITUN/ZAYTUN BT HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH

Hj Muhammad Saleh's/Nakhoda Nan Intan's daughter in Penang is Zaitun bt Hj Muhammad Saleh.

Her mother is Asiah/Aishah (Pulau Pinang/Penang).

Zaitun is the only daughter of her mother's 2 children. The other sib is her brother, Muhammad Ali.

Zaitun bt Muhammad Saleh married to Sheikh Ahmad Makawi (an Arab from Makkah).

Makawi in the name suffix implies that Sheikh Ahmad Makawi was an Arab from Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He married Nakhoda Nan Intan's only daughter, Zaitun bt Haji Muhammad Saleh.

Zaitun's son is Sheikh Muhammad Salleh al-Makawi bin Sheikh Ahmad Makawi.

These are the names of Zaitun's people at Batu Uban, Penang and their call names:
  • Hj Muhammad Saleh (Nakhoda Nan Intan)
  • Zaitun bt Hj Muhammad Saleh (anak perempuan Nakhoda Nan Intan)
  • Sheikh Ahmad Makawi (menantu Nakhoda Nan Intan, suami Zaitun)
  • Sheikh  Mohammed Salleh Al Makawi (cucu Nakhoda Nan Intan, anak Zaitun)
  • Sheikh Ahmad Khidir bin Sheikh Salleh Al Makawi (cicit Nakhoda Nan Intan, cucu Zaitun)

Here, we see many Solih/Saleh/Salleh names, one after another, from grandfather to grandson. It is easy to confuse these men with similar names but different suffices. There are names that are recycled - Saleh, Yusof, Sharif, Ismail, 

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Asiah's daughter is Zaitun bt Hj Muhammad Saleh.

Zaitun bt Hj Muhammad Saleh married to Sheikh Ahmad Makawi, an Arab from Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Zaitun bt Hj Muhammad Saleh had 3 children (not in order):
  1. Sheikh Muhammad Salleh bin Sheikh Ahmad Makawi*
  2. Zainab bt Sheikh Ahmad Makawi
  3. Sheikh Said bin Sheikh Ahmad Makawi
*Sheikh Muhammad Salleh bin Sheikh Ahmad Makawi is also written as Sheikh Muhammad Salleh Al-Makawi, but he was not from Makkah; he was from Batu Uban, Penang. His father was from Makkah.

Sheikh Muhammad Salleh Al-Makawi married Salamah. They had 3 children:
  1. Kalthom bt Sheikh Muhammad Salleh Al-Makawi - married to Ismail
  2. Abdul Rashid bin Sheikh Muhammad Salleh Al-Makawi - married Siti Sheikha
  3. Sheikh Ahmad (@ Tuan Chik) bin Sheikh Muhammad Salleh Al-Makawi - married Fatimah

Kalthom bt Sheikh Muhammad Salleh Al-Makawi married to Ismail. They had 4 children:
  1. Fadhil bin Ismail - married Che Niah
  2. Che Tam bt Ismail - Talha?
  3. Hashim bin Ismail - ?
  4. Salha bt Ismail - married to Mohd Hassan Al-Khayath (from Makkah)*
*The name spelling is Mohd Hassan Al-Khayath or Mohd Hussain Al-Khayath.

Fadhil bin Ismail married Che Niah. They had 4 children:
  1. Zubaidah bt Fadhil - married __?
  2. Ibrahim bin Fadhil - married Mak Teh
  3. Sapura bt Fadhil - ?
  4. Husain bin Fadhil
Zubaidah bt Fadhil married ___ and had 2 children:
  1. Thahir bin __
  2. Siti Hawa bt __
Ibrahim bin Fadhil married Mak Teh. They had 5 children:
  1. Pon bt Ibrahim (lady or man?)
  2. Tahirah bt Ibrahim
  3. Shekha bt Ibrahim
  4. Zaharuddin bin Ibrahim
  5. Mansur bin Ibrahim
Husain bin Fadhil married Reguan. They had 6 children:
  1. Abu Talib bin Husain
  2. Aman bin Husain
  3. Shahar bin Husain
  4. Norjana bt Husain
  5. Noraini bt Husain
  6. Hayati bt Husain

Che Tam bt Ismail married Talha? They had 3 children:
  1. Mansur bin Talha
  2. Aishah bt Talha
  3. Rogayah bt Talha

Salha bt Ismail married to Mohd Hassan/Mohd Hussain Al-Khayath from Makkah, Saudi Arabia. They had 3 children:
  1. Siti Noor bt Mohd Hassan Al-Khayath
  2. Shaikh Ali bin Mohd Hassan Al-Khayath - cloth merchant
  3. Siti Rugayah/Rogayah) bt Mohd Hassan Al-Khayath
*The name spelling is Mohd Hassan Al-Khayath or Mohd Hussain Al-Khayath from Makkah, Saudi Arabia. 

Siti Noor bt Mohd Hassan/Mohd Hussain Al-Khayath married to Syed Alwi Alhady.* They had 2 children:
  1. Syed Mohamed bin Syed Alwi Alhady
  2. Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Alwi Alhady (Prof Syed Mohsin's mother) - Jitra, Kedah
*Syed Alwi Alhady is Syed Alwi bin Syed Sheikh Alhady.
*Syed Sheikh Alhady was from Kg Hulu, Melaka. Syed Sheikh Alhady moved from Kg Hulu, Melaka to Jelutong, Penang and married in Penang.
*According to Sharifah Mariam, her father Syed Alwi Alhady had many wives.

Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Alwi Alhady married to Syed Sahil Jamalullail. They have 8 children (4 sons and 4 daughters):
  1. Syed Omar Syed Sahil
  2. Sharifah Zahrah Syed Sahil
  3. Syed Mohsin Syed Sahil (deceased)
  4. Sharifah Sakinah  Syed Sahil
  5. Sharifah Alwiah Syed Sahil
  6. Syed Mohamad Syed Sahil
  7. Syed Haizar Syed Sahil
  8. Sharifah Azizah Syed Sahil

Shaikh Ali bin Mohd Hassan Al-Khayath was a cloth merchant. He married Hamidah. They had 5 children:
  1. Shaikh Mohamed bin Shaikh Ali
  2. Ghazali bin Shaikh Ali
  3. Salha bt Shaikh Ali
  4. Shaikh Mahmud bin Shaikh Ali
  5. Jawahir bt Shaikh Ali

Shaikh Mohamed bin Shaikh Ali married Tok Kalthom @ Siti Kalthom bt Mohd Yunus @ Wan Teh. They live in Kg Batu Uban, Penang. They have 2 children:
  1. Shaikh Abdul Aziz bin Shaikh Mohamed - Imam Masjid Jamek Batu Uban
  2. Siti Salamah bt Shaikh Mohamed

Siti Rogayah (Siti Rugayah) bt Mohd Hussain Khaiyath married to Mohd Yunus (@ Wan Teh) bin Abdul Rashid Al-Makawi. They have 2 children:

  1. Siti Kalsom bt Mohd Yunus @ Wan Teh .... Tok Kalthom of Batu Uban, Penang
  2. Mohd Salleh bin Mohd Yunus @ Wan Teh

Siti Kalsom/Kalthom bt Mohd Yunus @ Wan Teh married to Shaikh Mohamed bin Shaikh Ali. See above. Siti Kalsom/Kalthom bt Mohd Yunus @ Wan Teh is Tok Kalthom of Batu Uban, Penang.


Mohd Salleh bin Mohd Yunus @ Wan Teh is Tok Kalthom's brother. Wan Teh married  __. They had 3 children:
  1. Shahrul Nizam
  2. Sabarina
  3. Wahidah

Abdul Rashid bin Sheikh Muhammad Salleh Al-Makawi married Siti Sheikha. They had 2 children:
  1. Mohd Yunus (@ Wan Teh) bin Abdul Rashid Al-Makawi
  2. Siti Rahmah bt Abdul Rashid Al-Makawi

Mohd Yunus (@ Wan Teh) bin Abdul Rashid Al-Makawi married Siti Rugayah (Siti Rogayah) bt Mohd Hussain Khaiyath. They have 2 children, Siti Kalthom and Mohd Salleh (see above).


Siti Rahmah bt Abdul Rashid Al-Makawi married to Abdul Aziz Alyamani.* They have 4 children:
  1. Fatimah bt Abdul Aziz Alyamani - married Syed Omar
  2. Zakaria bin Abdul Aziz Alyamani
  3. Abdul Latif bin Abdul Aziz Alyamani
  4. Abdul Rashid bin Abdul Aziz Alyamani - married Umi Shekha
*Abdul Aziz Alyamani married twice, first to Siti Rahmah bt Abdul Rashid Al-Makawi and they lived in Jelutong Timur, Jelutong, Penang.
*Abdul Aziz Alyamani then married Aishah bt Abdullah (Nenek Jepun). Nenek Jepun had no children, but adopted a Chinese girl, Mazalifah Abdul Aziz.

Fatimah bt Abdul Aziz Alyamani is known as Fatimah Alyamani. She married to Syed Omar bin __. They had __ children. She is the mother of Syed Mohamad bin Syed Omar.

Abdul Rashid bin Abdul Aziz Alyamani married Umi Shekha bt __.


Sheikh Ahmad (@ Tuan Chik) bin Sheikh Muhammad Salleh Al-Makawi married Fatimah. They have 3 children:
  1. Maimunah (@ Tok Bibi) bt Sheikh Ahmad (@Tuan Chik) Al-Makawi 
  2. Salma bt Sheikh Ahmad (@Tuan Chik) Al-Makawi 
  3. Karimah bt Sheikh Ahmad (@Tuan Chik) Al-Makawi 
Maimunah (@Tok Bibi) bt Sheikh Ahmad (@Tuan Chik) married to Awwab. They have 2 children:
  1. Ahmad bin Awwab
  2. Siti Khadijah (@Umi Kechik) bt Awwab
Ahmad bin Awwab married and had 7 children:
  1. Goljan bin Ahmad
  2. Noraini bt Ahmad
  3. Hajar bt Ahmad
  4. Abdullah bin Ahmad
  5. Fatimah bt Ahmad
  6. Najib bin Ahmad
  7. Salmah bt Ahmad
Siti Khadijah (@Umi Kechik) bt Awwab married __ and had 3 children:
  1. Sharifah Zainab 
  2. Syed Zain 
  3. Syed Abu Bakar 
Salma bt Sheikh Ahmad (@Tuan Kechik) Al-Makawi married __ and had 2 children:
  1. Mutahir
  2. Taybd
Taybd's son is Mohamad Abbas

Karimah bt Sheikh Ahmad (@Tuan Kechik) married Nahar. They have 8 children:
  1. Idris
  2. Ismail
  3. Aliyah
  4. Azizah
  5. Abdul Rahman
  6. Fauzi
  7. Fauziah
  8. Faridah

Zainab bt Sheikh Ahmad Makawi married to Ahmad Badid. They had 3 children:
  1. Awwab bin Ahmad Badid - married Maimunah
  2. Siti Bahraian bt Ahmad Badid - Sh Darus?
  3. Wan Teh bt Ahmad Badid - married to Ahmad

Siti Bahrain bt Ahmad Badid's daughter is Sharifah Darus.

Sharifah Darus's children are:
  1. Sheikh Abdullah
  2. Sheikh Abdul Wahab
  3. Sheikh Abu Bakar
Wan Teh bt Ahmad Badid married to Ahmad. Their child is Wan Chik bt Ahmad.

Sheikh Said bin Sheikh Ahmad Makawi married and his son is Ibrahim bin Sheikh Said. 

Ibrahim bin Sheikh Said's son is Tuan Haji Husain (@Tok Chik Husain) bin Sheikh Said, 89 years old, who lives in Langkawi.

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12. MUHAMMAD NOOR BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH

Who was his mother?

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Please refer to the flowchart or family tree provided by Prof Ahmad Murad Merican for details. The family tree is an old one and does not include details of the present generations.

Also refer to Nenek Kalthom's documents for details of Nakhoda Nan Intan's Penang wife and her descendants. Nenek Kalthom lives in Kg Batu Uban, Penang.

Penang links to Nakhoda Nan Intan



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IDENTITY OF HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH @ NAKHODA NAN INTAN
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There is some confusion over the identity of the clan founder, Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan.

We have to be very careful as the name Salleh/Saleh/Soleh/Solih is used repeatedly by many generations.

I have therefore used the full names and call names where possible, in order to avoid confusion of these men who have the same name. My father had also warned me of the names being recycled over many generations and in many families.

For Nakhoda Nan Intan, I have included locations and dates (based on likely 6 years between marriages at different places).

However, dates and ages may/may not tally. These are here only for my research. You may have a better and proper record of the possible dates these men had lived. I don't.

How many men named "Hj Muhammad Saleh" lived between 1687 and 1874 (span of 187 years) in Payakumbuh, Batu Bara, Deli, Singapore, Melaka and Penang? 1, 2, 3, or 4 men?

Which one is the correct Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan?

Which one is Hj Tambi's father?

When did the 2 great men live? Hj Tambi passed away in 1911. This is very recent compared to 1728.

IN MELAKA
  1. Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan bin Tuanku Patis Nan Sabatang had lived from circa 1687 to circa 1811; possibly deceased aged 124 years old. He built Masjid Tengkera, Melaka in 1728. He built Masjid Batu Uban, Penang in 1734. His exact birth date and date of demise are unknown. He is buried at Masjid Batu Uban, Penang. Makam Nakhoda Nan Intan is at Masjid Batu Uban. His grave is not in Tengkera, Melaka. He lived during Dutch rule in Sumatra and Melaka. He lived in Singapore and Penang before the British East India Company (BEIC) arrived in Penang in 1789 and Singapore. His son is Hj Nuruddin (@Hj Tambi) bin Hj Muhammad Saleh.
  2. Nakhoda Nan Intan's son is Hj Nuruddin bin Hj Muhammad Saleh. He had lived circa 1786 in Tengkera, Melaka and at Arab Lane, Singapore. He was a cloth merchant in Singapore. He died on Saturday, 8 July 1911 (Sabtu, 12 Rejab 1329); deceased aged 125 years. Makam Hj Tambi is at a private grave plot in Tengkera, Melaka. His son is Hj Abdul Lathiff bin Hj Nuruddin (@ Hj Tambi), popularly known as Ulama' Nusantara.
  3. Nakhoda Nan Intan's granddaughter is Hjh Mahdom bt Hj Nuruddin. She had lived from circa 1864 to circa 1931; possibly deceased aged 67 years. She died in Tengkera and is buried at a private grave plot, along with her brother Hj Abdul Lathiff and their father, Hj Nuruddin @ Hj Tambi.
  4. Nakhoda Nan Intan's grandson is Hj Abdul Lathiff bin Hj Nuruddin (@ Hj Tambi). He was born in 1872 at Tanjong Mas, Melaka. He studied in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He returned to Tengkera and became Imam Masjid Tengkera. He was a publisher and owned a printing press in Melaka and Singapore. He printed a lot of religious books and was a philanthropist. He died on 1 September 1939. He is buried at a private grave plot in Tengkera, Melaka, near to his father's makam, Makam Hj Nuruddin @ Hj Tambi.
  5. Nakhoda Nan Intan's great-granddaughter is Fatimah bt Hashim. She lived circa 1893 to 1966; possibly deceased aged 66 years. Her husband is Othman bin Puteh. Their son is Hj Ahmad bin Othman.
  6. Nakhoda Nan Intan's great-great-grandson is Hj Ahmad bin Othman. He lived from 1935 to 2001; died aged 66 years.  His wife is Zabedah. Their children are Azmi, Maheran and Azlina.
  7. Nakhoda Nan Intan's great-great-great grandchildren are Azmi, Maheran and Azlina Hj Ahmad.

IN PENANG
  1. Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan bin Tuanku Patis Nan Sabatang had lived from circa 1687 to circa 1811; possibly deceased aged 124 years old. He built Masjid Tengkera, Melaka in 1728. He built Masjid Batu Uban, Penang in 1734. His exact birth date and date of demise are unknown. He is buried at Masjid Batu Uban, Penang. His crumbled makam is at Masjid Batu Uban. His grave is not in Tengkera, Melaka. He lived during Dutch rule in Sumatra and Melaka. He lived in Singapore and Penang before the British East India Company (BEIC) arrived in Penang in 1789 and Singapore.
  2. Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan's daughter in Penang is Zaitun bt Hj Muhammad Saleh. Her mother is Asiah/Aishah (Pulau Pinang/Penang). Zaitun is the only daughter of her mother's 3 children. The other sibs are her brothers, Muhammad Ali and __. Zaitun bt Muhammad Saleh married to Sheikh Ahmad Makawi (an Arab from Makkah). Zaitun's son is Sheikh Muhammad Salleh al-Makawi bin Sheikh Ahmad Makawi.
  3. Nakhoda Nan Intan's grandson (cucu) is Sheikh Muhammad Salleh ibni Sheikh Ahmad Makawi, from his daughter Zaitun bt Hj Muhammad Saleh. He probably lived circa 1802, and lived past 100 years. He died on Friday, 10 March 1916 (Jumaat, 5 Jamadil Awal 1334 Hijrah); possibly deceased aged 114. His grave is outside under a big banyan tree, next to Nakhoda's grave at Masjid Batu Uban, Penang.
  4. Nakhoda Nan Intan's great-grandson (cicit) is Sheikh Ahmad Khidir bin Sheikh Muhammad Salleh Al-Makawi bin Sheikh Ahmad Makawi. He had lived from circa 1827 to 13 September 1903; possibly deceased aged 76 years old. He lived before and during British Penang. He is buried inside Masjid Jamek Batu Uban. Close-up of the Jawi inscription on his headstone says: Al-Fatihah. Sheikh Ahmad Khidir Sheikh Salleh Al-Makawi kembali ke Rahmatullah pada hari Isnin, 22 Jamadil Akhir 1321 Hijrah (Sunday, 13 September 1903 AD). He probably passed away after maghrib on Sunday night, which would be Isnin for Muslims.
  5. Nakhoda Nan Intan's great-great-grandson (piut) is Tuan Hj Husain (Tok Cik Husain) bin Ibrahim bin Sheikh Said Al-Makawi bin Sheikh Ahmad Al-Makawi (Sheikh Ahmad Al-Makawi was the son-in-law of Nakhoda Nan Intan and husband of his daughter Zaitun bt Hj Muhammad Saleh). Tuan Hj Husain lived in Langkawi. He was possibly born circa 1924; he was 89 years old in 2013. He had lived during British Penang, Kedah and Langkawi.


His Indonesian descendants from Payakumbuh, West Sumatra are from his marriage to first Indonesian wife at his homeland, Suraidi/Suripadi.

He had no children from his second Indonesian wife, "Che Aminah Deli". Deli is a famous seaport and for embarkation. Travellers leave Deli for nearby seaports in the region. I think she was a successful businesswoman and a famous public figure in the ancient Malay World.

His Singaporean descendants are from his marriage to his Singaporean wife, Jamilah. This could be circa 1722, before he migrated to Melaka or commuted between Singapore and Melaka.

His Melaka descendants are descended from his marriage to his Malacca wife, Sa'odah. Sa'odah could be a fair northern Indian lady from Melaka. Her son is Nuruddin @ Tamby. Tamby's youngest son, Hj Abdul Latiff bin Hj Tamby was fair (in the photos that I have from my father and his father/my grandfather). Nakhoda Nan Intan built Masjid Tengkera, Melaka in 1728.

His Penang descendants are descended from his marriage to his Penang wife, Asiah. This could be circa 1734, when he built Masjid Batu Uban in 1734.

Some of his Penang relatives are the descendants of Dato Jenaton, his brother-in-law.

Hj Muhammad Saleh's 11 or 12 children are:
  1. Abdullah anak Suraidi (Payakumbuh)
  2. Ibrahim anak Suraidi
  3. Ahmad anak Suraidi
  4. Yusuf anak Suraidi
  5. Ismail anak Suraidi
  6. Taha anak Jamilah (Singapore)
  7. Sa'id anak Jamilah
  8. Abdul Latiff anak Jamilah
  9. Hj Nuruddin (@Hj Tambi) anak Sa'odah (Melaka)
  10. Muhammad Ali anak Asiah (Penang)
  11. Zaitun anak Asiah
  12. Hj Mohd Noor anak siapa?


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2 MASJIDS BUILT BY HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH
@NAKHODA NAN INTAN
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The Minangkabau settlement at Batu Uban in Penang was there since 1710 and Masjid Batu Uban was constructed in 1734. Masjid Tengkera was constructed 6 years earlier, in 1728. Nakhoda nan Intan was possibly sailing back and forth between Penang, Malacca, and Sumatra in the early 1700s.

Nakhoda Nan Intan was the first Imam of Masjid Batu Uban in Penang (built in 1734). He must have stayed put (bermukim) at Batu Uban to be able to construct the mosque and become its imam.

Hj Muhammad Saleh built mosques - 2 are known:
  1. Masjid Tengkera, Melaka, built in 1728
  2. Masjid Batu Uban, Penang, built in 1734 

MASJID KG HULU, early 1720s

Sahabudin or Shahbuddin was probably a Chinese from China who converted to Islam in Melaka.

Who was he?

  • Who was Sahabudin or Shahbuddin?
  • Who was Imam of Masjid Kg Hulu?
  • Who was Imam Shahbudin?
  • Who was Imam Shahbudin? 
  • Who was Shahbuddin? 
  • Who was Shahbudin bin Arom? 
  • Who was Shahbuddin bin Haron? 

He was Imam of Masjid Tengkera. He was probably Imam of Masjid Kg Hulu before coming to Tengkera. He built Masjid Kg Hulu earlier .... in 1720s.

Imam Shahbuddin possibly met and knew Hj Muhammad Saleh, who later built Masjid Tengkera in 1728.

Whom did Imam Shahbuddin marry?
  • Did he marry a Chinese lady? 
  • Did he adopt a Chinese daughter?
  • Who was his wife?
  • Who was his daughter?



MASJID TENGKERA, TENGKERA, MELAKA 1728


Hj Muhammad Saleh/Nakhoda Nan Intan made his masjid at Tranquerah (Masjid Tengkera) and not at Banda Hilir.

Masjid Tengkera had a large Chinese Muslim population, including the wife of my great-great-grandfather Ismail bin Khatib Yusof. Ismail's wife was Inche Nyonia bt Sahabudin.

Masjid Tengkera, 1937. From Hj Mohd Yusope bin Hj Mohd Sharif (Tok Walid).
Photo by Noraini Ismail MGHS 1972-1973
Photo by Noraini Ismail, MGHS 1972-1973
Coloured photos of Masjid Tengkera from Noraini Ismail, MGHS 1972-73
Photo by Noraini Ismail, MGHS 1972-73
Menara Masjid Tengkera, June 2016. This photo and the ones below are by me.






He built Masjid Batu Uban, the oldest masjid in Penang and second oldest after Masjid Kampung Laut in Kelantan. Masjid Kampung Laut was shifted from Tumpat to Nilam Puri to avoid land erosion and losing the masjid altogether. Masjid Batu Uban is at its original site, by the sea previously, but now after land reclamation, it is quite far from the sea. Two highways separate the renovated Masjid Jamek Batu Uban from the seashore.

Before land reclamation, the sea was near the masjid. Every time the tide was high, it came up to the rear well which had to be covered. The well only has 2 keret, and is 2-keret deep. Each keret is a concrete ring measuring approximately 2 feet. So the well is about 4 feet deep and is full of water. Even though the well is by the sea, it contains freshwater and does not smell of chlorine or seawater. The water from the well is softwater and is very light to the touch. An electric pump helps to pump water from the ancient well to the small ablution pool in front (at the road side).

Nakhoda Nan Intan served as imam Masjid Batu Uban till he died.


An ancient well belonging to Masjid Jamek Batu Uban, Penang. The wellwater is used for ablution.



MASJID KG KELING, MELAKA

Masjid Kg Keling has a large Indian Muslim population, including the descendants of Munshi Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir.

Muzium Melaka called me to ask why there was a large Indian Muslim population connected to Masjid Kg Keling. I said I don't know.

Maheran Ahmad informed me about Masjid Kg Keling.



MASJID BANDA HILIR, 1820

Masjid Banda Hilir was built much later, in 1820, by an Indonesian Imam named Dato Shahbuddin bin Hj Mohd Amin, who was from Kadilangau, Cirebon, Java in Dutch Indonesia. His grave or makam is Jalan Panjang. It is known as Makam Dato' Shahbuddin (asal Cirebon).

He was probably related to Sunan Kalijogo (information from Abang Moin, 5 June 2016).

Bandar Hilir people were possibly related to Sunan Gunung Jati.

Whether they are related to the other Sunans, I don't know.




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MUSLIM BURIAL RITES
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Ancient headstones on Penang (island) were mostly big wooden ones, as present at Perak Road cemetery.

Most clergy do not have their name on their headstone. They remain anonymous in unnamed graves in order to avoid a phenomenon called puja kubur - as happened for ages to the graves at Pulau Besar in Malacca, Straits of Malacca.



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BURIAL SITES OF HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH & HIS DESCENDANTS
@NAKHODA NAN INTAN
Places and graves where he and his descendants are buried
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Where is Hj Muhammad Saleh buried?

Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan is buried under a big banyan tree at Masjid Batu Uban, Penang.

Knowledge of the location of Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan's grave is good to know. There is a practice of the Sufi called Tawassul, where prayers are made at the grave of pious men.

Where are the descendants of Hj Muhammad Saleh buried?

They should be buried near the masjid where they resided.

His descendants are buried at 3 major places, in Penang, Malacca and Singapore. There maybe graves in Payakumbuh and Deli in Sumatra.


(1) PENANG GRAVES

Graves of Nakhoda Nan Intan, his grandson and great-grandson
Tanah Perkuburan Masjid Jamek Batu Uban, Penang

In Penang, the graves are at Masjid Jamek Batu Uban, Kg Melayu Batu Uban. There are also graves at Masjid Jamek Mukim Jelutong Timur and at Perak Road Cemetery.

Hj Muhammad Saleh/Nakhoda Nan Intan passed away in Penang and is laid to rest at his masjid, Masjid Jamek Batu Uban, which he built in 1734.

Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan is buried under a big banyan tree at Masjid Batu Uban, Penang.

Tok Chu mentioned that the grave of Nakhoda Nan Intan is at Masjid Batu Uban, where many Arabs are buried. We visited Masjid Batu Uban and looked around the associated graveyard to locate the grave of Nakhoda Nan Intan. In my first visit to the masjid and cemetery, I was uncertain which one was the grave of Nakhoda Nan Intan. There were 3 interesting graves - 2 under the big banyan tree and 1 inside the masjid. There is a demolished makam (shrine) at the foot of a big overgrown banyan tree. Within the crumbled walls of the makam are 2 male graves, with very different gravestones/ headstones (batu nisan yang berbeza). One headstone had inscriptions and the other had embossed inscriptions. I can make out the inscriptions on one of the headstones, but not the other. Makam outside ... under the big banyan tree:

HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH @ NAKHODA NAN INTAN
(putera raja, nakhoda bahtera, warak, alim, ulamak, imam, peneroka,
orang pertama yang membuka Pulau Pinang sebelum Inggeris)

He is buried under a banyan tree. However, the banyan tree grew to be a gigantic tree with roots trailing all over and covered his grave, and damaged its walls and columns. His grave is located in the middle of the crumbled makam. Another more recent grave lies to the left of his grave.

Aerial roots covering the entire remaining walls of the makamMakam viewed from Masjid Batu Uban. Go around the tree to the other side to view the two graves in the makam.
Two male graves within the crumbled walls of makam. Masjid Batu Uban (green) and the nearby high-rise (white) are in the background.
Two male graves in the makam  - Nakhoda Nan Intan and his grandson.



MAKAM HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH @ NAKHODA NAN INTAN
(makam di bawah pokok besar di luar masjid)

Makam Hj Muhammad Saleh
@ Nakhoda Nan Intan

It is difficult to decipher the inscriptions on this headstone. This is MOST POSSIBLY Nakhoda Nan Intan's new headstone since it has no name, whereas the other one has a name and date, and belongs to his grandson Sheikh Muhammad Salleh Al-Makawi bin Sheikh Ahmad Makawi. Sheikh Ahmad Makawi was an Arab from Makkah, Saudi Arabia. 


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GRANDSON

He is the grandson of Haji Muhammad Saleh. His mother Zaitun is the daughter of Haji Muhammad Saleh. Her full name is Zaitun bt Haji Muhammad Saleh.


MAKAM SHEIKH MUHAMMAD SALLEH IBNI SHEIKH AHMAD MAKAWI
(makam di bawah pokok besar di luar masjid)


Grandson (cucu)
Makam cucu Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan.
Sheikh Muhammad Salleh ibni Sheikh Ahmad Makawi
Died Friday, 10 March 1916 (Jumaat, 5 Jamadil Awal 1334 Hijrah)


Left headstone says "Al-Fatihah. As-Sheikh Muhammad Salleh ibni As-Sheikh Ahmad Makawi who passed away on Jumaat, khamsa (5) Jamadil Awal 1334 Hijrah" (Thursday night after maghrib = Friday, 10 March 1916 AD). 


The last digit for the year is Persian-Urdu numeral 4. So the year is 1334 Hijrii. 
It says 5 or khamsa? 5 Jamadil Awal is a Thursday and not a Friday. So he could have passed away on Thursday night, after maghrib, which is a Friday in the Islamic count for start of a day (after maghrib), but Thursday in the Gregorian day.

  • Ahad, 1 Jamadil Awal 1334 Hijrii
  • Isnin, 2 Jamadil Awal 1334 Hijrii
  • Selasa, 3 Jamadil Awal 1334 Hijrii
  • Rabu, 4 Jamadil Awal 1334 Hijrii
  • Khamis, 5 Jamadil Awal 1334 Hijrii ... Khamis, khamsa/hamsa Jamadil Awal 1334 H
  • Jumaat, 6 Jamadil Awal 1334 Hijrii ... Jumaat, sitta Jamadil Awal 1334 H
  • Jumaat, 13 Jamadil Awal 1334 Hijrii
  • Jumaat, 20 Jamadil Awal 1334 Hijrii
  • Jumaat, 27 Jamadil Awal 1334 Hijrii




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Arabic_numerals.png


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GREAT-GRANDSON

There is one grave which is situated inside the masjid. The name and date do not show that it is the grave of Nakhoda Nan Intan or belong to his time, even though we were told it is Nakhoda Nan Intan's grave. It is NOT his grave!

It is the grave of his great-grandson, Sheikh Ahmad Khidir bin Sheikh Salleh Al-Makawi, dated to 1921 AD. This recent date does not point to Nakhoda Nan Intan.

Sheikh Ahmad Khidir bin Sheik Muhammad Salleh Al-Makawi is the great-grandson of Haji Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan.

His full name is Sheikh Ahmad Khidir bin Sheikh Salleh Al-Makawi bin Sheikh Ahmad Makawi-wife of Zaitun bt Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan.


MAKAM SHEIKH AHMAD KHIDIR BIN SHEIKH SALLEH AL-MAKAWI
(dalam Masjid Jamek Batu Uban) 

This is the grave of the great-grandson of Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan. His name is Sheikh Ahmad Khidir bin Sheikh Muhammad Salleh Al-Makawi bin Sheikh Ahmad Makawi. 

Great-grandson
Makam cicit Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan
Sheikh Ahmad Khidir bin Sheikh Salleh Al-Makawi bin Sheikh Ahmad Makawi-wife of Zaitun bt Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan.

Close-up of the headstone. The Jawi inscription reads: Al-Fatihah. Sheikh Ahmad Khidir Sheikh Salleh Al-Makawi kembali ke rahmatullah pada hari Isnin, 22 Jamadil Akhir 1321 Hijrah (Sunday, 13 September 1903 AD). He probably passed away after maghrib on Sunday night, which would be Isnin for Muslims.

Sheikh Ahmad Khidir bin Sheikh Salleh Al-Makawi's tomb is inside the room with broken window panes at left. Hj Tahir is walking past it. He is AJK Masjid Jamek Batu Uban.




MALACCA GRAVES
In Melaka, the graves are at Masjid Tengkera and a private burial plot. According to Maheran Ahmad, her ascendants were Nakhoda's descendants and are buried at a shrine (makam) at Masjid Tengkera. She has access to the makam at Masjid Tengkera.


SINGAPORE GRAVES
In Singapore, the graves of Hjh Amnah bt Hj Mohd Sharif and that of her husband HABHAL have been relocated from Bidadari Cemetery to Pusara Abadi Muslim Cemetery.




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HJ NURUDDIN BIN HJ MUHAMMAD SALEH
@ Hj Tambi; son of Sumatran founder
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Full name: Hj Nuruddin bin Hj Muhammad Saleh
Call name: Hj Tambi bin Hj Muhammad Saleh
Born: c.1835 Tengkera, Melaka
Deceased: 1911; aged 76 years

Hj Nuruddin was popularly known as Hj Tambi. His nickname Hj Tambi was used throughout his life and in documents that referred to him.

He was a clergy (alim) as well as a textile (cloth) merchant in Arab Lane, Singapore.

His father is Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan of Payakumbuh, West Sumatra.

His mother is Sa'odah. Details of her origin are unknown. She was only known Hj Muhammad Saleh's Malacca wife.

Hj Tambi's wife is unknown. Her name and origin are not known.

Hj Tambi married and had 9 children (6 sons and 3 daughters). The youngest is Abdul Lathiff.

His youngest son Abdul Lathiff also helped him to run the textile shop in Singapore after school.

Children of Hj Nuruddin @Hj Tambi bin Hj Muhammad Saleh:
  1. Maimunah
  2. Yahya
  3. Hassan
  4. Muhammad
  5. Hjh Mahdom (c.1864-c.1931, grandmother of Maheran Ahmad)
  6. Mastan
  7. Khadijah
  8. Ahmad
  9. Hj Abdul Lathiff (1872-1939, Ulamak Nusantara) - youngest child of Hj Nuruddin.

Hj Nuruddin passed away on Saturday, 8 July 1911 (Sabtu, 12 Rejab 1329).

Makam Hj Nuruddin bin Hj Muhammad Saleh is in Tengkera, Melaka.


Makam Hj Nuruddin (@ Hj Tambi).
Photo from Maheran's Facebook,



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HJH MAHDOM BT HJ NURUDDIN
@ HJH MAHDOM BT HJ TAMBI
@ MAHDOM TAMBI
granddaughter of Hj Muhammad Saleh @Nakoda Nan Intan
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Full name: Hjh Mahdom bt Hj Nuruddin
Call name: Hjh Mahdom bt Hj Tambi / Mahdom Tambi
Born: c.1864
Deceased: c.1931

She was Hj Tambi's daughter. She was the sister of Hj Abdul Lathiff. Hjh Mahdom bt Tambi and Hj Abdul Lathiff are siblings. Their real names are Haji Abdul Lathiff bin Haji Muhammad Nuruddin and Hajjah Mahdom bt Haji Muhammad Nuruddin.

Hjh Mahdom married to Hashim. Their daughter is Fatimah bt Hashim (c.1893-1966; c.73 years).



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FATIMAH BT HASHIM (c.1893-1966)
Great-granddaughter of Hj Muhammad Saleh @ Nakhoda Nan Intan
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Full name: Fatimah bt Hashim
Born: c.1893
Deceased: 1966, aged 73 years
Husband: Othman bin Puteh (c.1905-1965)
Son: Hj Ahmad bin Othman (1935-2001, 66 years)


Fatimah married to Othman bin Puteh (c.1905-1965). Fatimah's son is Hj Ahmad bin Othman (1935-2001; 66 years).



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HJ AHMAD BIN OTHMAN
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Full name: Hj Ahmad bin Othman
Call name: __
Born: 1935
Deceased: 2001, aged 66 years
Occupation: __
Wife: Zabedah bt __
Children: 3


Hj Ahmad bin Othman bin Puteh married Zabedah. Their 3 children are Azmi bin Hj Ahmad, Maheran bt Hj Ahmad and Azlina bt Hj Ahmad.


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MAHERAN BT AHMAD
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full name: Maheran bt Ahmad
Call name: Yan Ahmad
Born: __
Occupation: Own business
Husband: Ustaz Zain Azzra'iy
Son: Adam Almalek Faizel

Maheran married to Ustaz Zain Azzra'iy. Maheran's son is Adam Almalek Faizel.




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HAJI ABDUL LATHIFF BIN HJ NURUDDIN (1872-1939)
@ Ulamak Nusantara; youngest son of Hj Nuruddin;
grandson of Sumatran founder
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Full name: Hj Abdul Lathiff bin Hj Nuruddin
Call name: Hj Abdul Lathiff bin Hj Tambi
Born: 1872 Telok Mas, Melaka
Deceased: 1 September 1939, aged 67
Burial: Private burial plot, Tengkera, Melaka

Hj Abdul Lathiff was born in 1872 in Telok Mas, Melaka. From Telok Mas, his family could have moved to Tengkera and onward to Singapore. They travelled back and forth between Melaka and Singapore. His relatives were in Tengkera and Singapore.

Hj Abdul Lathiff bin Hj Nuruddin studied in Makkah, Saudi Arabia before he returned to Tengkera and became Iman of Masjid Tengkera. He also taught and started a printing press in Melaka and Singapore. He was a philanthropist, and donated to the various madrasahs in British Malacca. He was popularly known as Hj Abdul Lathiff Hj Tambi and Ulamak Nusantara. He taught in Tengkera, Singapore and many places in Malaya and Indonesia.

Masjid Hj Muhammad Saleh in Singapore was built during Hj Abdul Lathiff's time, in 1896, but was only completed in 1903.

His brief biography is on a red notice board (above) at Masjid Tengkera, Melaka.


Notice board on Hj Abdul Lathiff bin Hj Tambi. 6 June 2016


Haji Abdul Lathiff had 4 wives:
  1. Maryam (asal Tengkera, Melaka)
  2. Siti Hajar (her origin is unknown)
  3. __
  4. Bi bt Abdullah (asal Bandung, Java, Dutch Indonesia)

Wife #1
Haji Abdul Lathiff's first wife was Maryam. Her full name is unknown. She was from Tengkera.

Haji Abdul Latiff married Maryam as his first wife. Both husband and wife were from Tengkera. They had 7 children (4 sons and 3 daughters). Their eldest child and son is HABHAL.
  1. Haji Ahmad bin Hj Abdul Lathiff (HABHAL) ... eldest child and eldest son
  2. Khadijah bt Hj Abdul Lathiff ... eldest daughter
  3. Abu Bakar bin Hj Abdul Lathiff .... second son (grandfather of Jumilah bt Abdul Rahman)
  4. Fathima bt Hj Abdul Latiff ... second daughter/middle daughter
  5. Umar bin Hj Abdul Latiff ... third son
  6. Aminah bt Hj Abdul Latiff ... third daughter/youngest daughter
  7. Uthman bin Hj Abdul Latiff ...fourth son .. youngest son

Wife #2
Hj Abdul Lathiff's second wife was Siti Hajar. Her origin is unknown. They had 6 children (3 sons and 3 daughters).
  1. Ali bin Hj Abdul Lath
  2. Yahya
  3. Saidah
  4. Abdullah
  5. Aishah
  6. Salma

Wife #3
She is unknown.


Wife #4
Hj Abdul Lathiff's fourth wife was Bi bt Abdullah. He married her when he was 45 and she was 13. She was brought from Bandung, Java to Penang, and they married in Penang. She is referred to as his Penang wife. Bi bt Abdullah was the last wife of Hj Abdul Lathiff.

They had only one daughter - Hjh Khalthum/Kalsom bt Hj Abdul Lathiff. She was the only daughter from Bi bt Abdullah and Hj Abdul Lathiff.

Nenek Hjh Khalthum is from another mother than HABHAL's mother. HABHAL's mother is Maryam from Tengkera. Nenek Hjh Khalthum's mother is Bi bt Abdullah from Bandung.

Hj Abdul Lathiff passed away on 1 September 1939.

After her husband had passed away, Bi bt Abdullah remarried to Sulaiman and had 2 more daughters. Altogether, Bi bt Abdullah had 3 daughters (Hjh Khalthum, ___ and ___ ).

Hjh Khalthom married to Tok Jamaluddin bin Hj Mohd Ali. Nenek Khalthum had 5 children.


Relatives
I haven't got the complete family tree for the descendants of my great-granduncle Hj Nordin bin Hj Ismail (Ujong Pasir, Melaka). I think Hj Abdul Latiff Tambi (Tengkera) that Hj Nordin's great-grandson Mahadhir Mohamad alluded to could be related to Hj Nordin bin Hj Ismail, and therefore to Nakhoda Nan Intan.


Makam Hj Abdul Latiff bin Hj Nuruddin is in Tengkera, Melaka, near his father's shrine.

Makam Hj Abdul Lathiff bin Hj Nuruddin (@Hj Tambi)
Ulamak Nusantara. Photo from Maheran's Facebook.



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HAJI ABDUL LATHIFF'S CHILDREN
Children of the founder's grandson;
7 children of Maryam (1st wife)
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1. HJ AHMAD BIN HJ ABDUL LATHIFF (HABHAL) (suami Nenek Amnah)

He was the eldest child and son.

He was popularly known as HABHAL.

He married 2 wives: 1) Hjh Amnah bt Hj Mohd Sharif, and 2) Hjh Mahani bt Hj Khalil

He had 7 children with Hjh Amnah and none with Hjh Mahani.

His wife Hjh Amnah passed away first in late 1960s.

He passed away and is buried in Singapore, next to Hjh Amnah.

Both graves were relocated from Bidadari Cemetery.


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2. KHADIJAH BT HJ ABDUL LATHIFF

She was the eldest daughter. No further information is available.

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3. ABU BAKAR BIN HJ ABDUL LATHIFF (grandfather of Jumilah bt Abdul Rahman)

He was the second son. HABHAL was his elder brother. He had family. His daughter is Jumilah's mother.

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4. FATHIMA BT HJ ABDUL LATIFF

She was the second daughter. No further information is available.

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5. UMAR BIN HJ ABDUL LATHIFF

He was the third son. No further information is available.

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6. AMINAH BT HJ ABDUL LATHIFF

She was the third daughter. No further information is available.

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7. UTHMAN BIN HJ ABDUL LATHIFF

He was the fourth son and the youngest of 7 children. No further information is available.



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HAJI ABDUL LATHIFF'S CHILDREN
Children of the founder's grandson;
6 children of Siti Hajar (2nd wife)
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1. ALI BIN HJ ABDUL LATHIFF

He was the eldest child and eldest son. No further information is available.

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2. YAHYA BIN HJ ABDUL LATHIFF

He was the second and middle son. No further information is available.

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3. SAIDAH BT HJ ABDUL LATIFF

She was the eldest daughter. No further information is available.

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4. ABDULLAH BIN HJ ABDUL LATHIFF

He was the third and youngest son. No further information is available.

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5. AISHAH BT HJ ABDU LATHIFF

She was the second and middle daughter. No further information is available.

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6. SALMA BT HJ ABDUL LATHIFF

She was the third and youngest daughter and the youngest of 6 children. No further information is available.

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HAJI ABDUL LATHIFF'S CHILDREN
Children of the founder's grandson;
1 child of Bi bt Abdullah (4th wife)
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HJH KHALTHUM BT HJ ABDUL LATHIFF

Khalthum and HABHAL were siblings, but from different mothers. HABHAL's mother is Maryam from Tengkera, Melaka. Hjh Khalthum's mother is Bi bt Abdullah from Bandung, Java in Indonesia.

Abu Bakar and HABHAL are siblings from the same mother, Maryam. They are elder brothers of Hjh Khalthum.

HABHAL, Abu Bakar, their sister Hjh Khalthum and her husband Hj Jamaluddin were Bapak's aunt and uncles. They were my grandaunt and granduncles.

Baharin Tamby referred to Hjh Khalthum/Kalsom as Nenek Aunty.

I referred to her as Nenek Chom, and her husband as Tok Jamaluddin.

According to Dr Sabariah Faizah, her mother Khalthum was 9 years old when her father Hj Abdul Lathiff passed away. Khalthum's mother was her father's 'last wife'.



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KELUARGA HJH KHALTHUM BT HJ ABDUL LATHIFF
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Hjh Khalthum bt Hj Abdul Lathiff (1930-deceased)
(@Nek Aunty / Nenek Chom)
Hj Jamaluddin bin Hj Mohd Ali
(Tok Jamaluddin)


Her father is Hj Abdul Lathiff bin Hj Nuruddin/Hj Tambi, popularly known as Hj Abdul Lathiff Tambi/Hj Tambi and Ulamak Nusantara.

Her mother is Bi bt Abdullah from Bandung, Java, Dutch Indonesia. She was the last wife of Hj Abdul Lathiff. Her mother re-married to Sulaiman after Hj Abdul Lathiff passed away. Bi and Sulaiman had 2 daughters. Altogether, Bi bt Abdullah had 3 daughters by 2 husbands.

Her step-sister is Siti, possibly a Chinese.

She was probably born in April 1930 based on her father's demise (she was 9 years old when her father passed away on 1 September 1939). She never went to school  and was illiterate. Malay ladies never went to school during her time.

She is the mother of Dr Sabariah Faizah bt Hj Jamaluddin.

Hjh Khalthum married to Hj Jamaluddin bin Hj Mohd Ali. They had 5 children (1 son and 4 daughters). Their children are:
  1. Noraini (Noni; 1957)
  2. Dr Sabariah Faizah bt Hj Jamaluddin (Faizah/Kak Jah; 1959 in JB)
  3. Datin Sabariah Fauziah bt Hj Jamaluddin (Fuzi; 1962/63?)
  4. Tan Sri Ismail bin Hj Jamaluddin (1965?)
  5. Sabariah Faridah bt Hj Jamaluddin (Farid; January 1968; ex-TKC with Kamariah Hanizan Kamarul Bahrain)

Haji Ahmad bin Haji Abdul Latiff (better known as HABHAL) was Pak Cik Jamaluddin's uncle.

Tok Hj Jamaluddin bin Hj Mohd Ali was Bapak's uncle.




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KELUARGA DR SABARIAH FAIZAH BT HJ JAMALUDDIN
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Dr Sabariah Faizah bt Hj Jamaluddin

Her father is Hj Jamaluddin bin Hj Mohd Ali. His wife and family had lived at Wolverhampton in the 1960s.

Her mother is Hjh Khalthum bt Hj Abdul Lathiff. She is the daughter of a famous clergy, Hj Abdul Lathiff bin Hj Nuruddin, popularly known as Hj Abdul Lathiff Tambi and Ulamak Nusantara.

Her parents married in Johor Bahru (JB) and had 5 children; she is the second of 5 children.

She was born in Johor Bahru in 1959.

She came to live as our neighbour at Maktab Perguruan Kota Bharu in Pengkalan Chepa, where her father was a lecturer along with my father.

She studied at TKC from Form 1 till Form 5 (MCE 1976). She was one year my junior.

She pursued Medicine at Alexandria University, Egypt and completed her medical studies in Egypt (MBBCh 1984).

She then pursued postgraduate studies in Anaesthesiology, Traumatology and Emergency Medicine from 1991 to 1999.

  • Anaesthesiology at UKM, Selangor in Malaysia in 1991.
  • Traumatology at North Strafforshire NHS Trust Trauma Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
  • Emergency Medicine in 1999.

She became an Examiner for the Board of Studies in Emergency Medicine from 2000 onward. I met her for the first time after 40 years when she came to the USM Medical School as examiner for the MMed Emergency Medicine postgraduate course. We met only briefly as she had a meeting.

She is a Senior Consultant Emergency Physician and heads the Department of Emergency and Trauma, Hospital Sungai Buloh.

She is also the Head of Service for Emergency Medicine and Trauma at the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.



She is married to Mr Mohamaddiah. They have 4 children:
  1. Nur Afifah (15 March)
  2. Nur Afiqah (26 July; DVM UPM; she's a vet)
  3. Ahmad Azfar (graduate of Melbourne U; lives in Melbourne)
  4. Nur Atiqah (Psychology at Segi College)

Her family lives in Shah Alam, Selangor.

Dr Sabariah Faizah's family. Photo from Facebook.
Dr Sabariah Faizah's son.
Photo from Facebook.





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KELUARGA HJ AHMAD BIN HJ ABDUL LATHIFF (HABHAL)
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HABHAL

Names, birthplace and parents
  • Hj Ahmad bin Hj Abdul Lathiff is abbreviated as HABHAL.
  • He was popularly known as HABHAL and as Hj Ahmad.
  • He was born in Tengkera, Melaka.
  • He was the eldest son of Hj Abdul Lathiff Tambi, Ulamak Nusantara.
  • His mother was Maryam, the first wife of Hj Abdul Lathiff Tambi
HABHAL is the acronym for Hj Ahmad bin Hj Abdul Lathiff. Haji Ahmad bin Hj Abdul Lathiff (HABHAL) was the eldest child and eldest son of Hj Abdul Lathiff (Ulamak Nusantara) and his first wife Maryam. They were from Tengkera, Melaka.

Siblings
  • He had 7 siblings
  • His siblings are: 
  1. Hj Ahmad (himself as HABHAL)
  2. Khadijah
  3. Abu Bakar
  4. Fathima
  5. Umar
  6. Aminah 
  7. Uthman
HABHAL was the eldest of 7 siblings. His siblings were Khadijah, Abu Bakar, Fathima, Umar, Aminah and Uthman.

Soy sauce (pembuat dan peniaga kicap)
  • HABHAL was a soy sauce owner and producer in Singapore
  • His soy sauce (kicap) was known as HABHAL Cap Kipas Udang.
  • There were 2 flavours - salty and sweet soy sauces
HABHAL operated a soy sauce business at Jalan Mangga in Geylang, Singapore. HABHAL was also his brand of soy sauce (kicap) - Cap Kipas Udang, where the prawns are arranged in the form of a fan). Even though Zara Foods Industries based in Johor now operates HABHAL production, they continued to used the HABHAL logo.

Residences
  • His residence was initially at Jalan Mangga, Geylang in Singapore
  • He then moved to Lorong Sarina when Geylang was re-developed.
Photos

  • There are photos of HABHAL 
  • from a 1965 YouTube video 
  • and from a 1970 newspaper article 
  • These are from Baharin Tamby.


Wives
HABHAL married 2 wives:
  1. Hjh Amnah bt Hj Mohd Sharif (first wife). She had 7 children (deceased in 1960s)
  2. Hjh Mahani bt Hj Khalil (from Kg Hulu; second wife). She was barren (married 12 April 1970)

HABHAL remarried after his first wife (Hjh Amnah passed away).

HABHAL remarried a second wife, Hjh Mahani bt Hj Khalil on 12 April 1970 at Jalan Kg Hulu, Melaka (refer newspaper article). Hjh Mahani was childless.

Hjh Amnah bt Hj Mohd Sharif (Nenek Amnah)
First wife of HABHAL.
Hjh Mahani bt Hj Khalil
Second wife of HABHAL

Demise
HABHAL's wife Hjh Amnah passed away first and is buried in Singapore.

HABHAL is buried next to Hjh Amnah.

In Singapore (according to Baharin Tamby), the graves have been relocated from Bidadari Cemetery to Pusara Abadi Muslim Cemetery.



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HABHAL'S 7 CHILDREN
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  • Hjh Amnah had 7 children (arranged in birth order):
  1. Hj Zaini ...................... known as Zaini HABHAL (eldest)
  2. Hjh Zaiton .................. known as Zaiton HABHAL 
  3. Muhammad ................ known as Muhammad HABHAL
  4. Hj Mahmood Kicap ... known as Mahmood HABHAL
  5. Hjh Sa'adiah ............... known as Sa'adiah HABHAL
  6. Hj Tamby ................... known as Tamby HABHAL
  7. Hjh Aisyah ................. known as Aishah HABHAL (youngest)


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BAPAK'S FIRST COUSINS IN SINGAPORE
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HABHAL married my Nenek Amnah bt Hj Mohd Sharif, Bapak's aunt (Tok Walid's younger sister).

HABHAL had 7 children:

  1. Haji Zaini (arwah)
  2. Hajjah Zaiton (arwah; passed away on Friday 20 Nov 2015 at 4pm) ... informed in WS by Nhpp +60 16 264 4559 via Abg Razak from Singapore 
  3. Muhammad (arwah, bachelor)
  4. Haji Mahmood Kicap (arwah, bachelor)
  5. Hajjah Sa'adiah (arwah)
  6. Haji Tamby (this is Haji Tamby bin Ahmad, Baharin's father) 
  7. Hajjah Aishah (Kak Fuziah's mother)

Bapak's first cousins in Singapore are HABHAL's 7 children:
  1. Haji Zaini bin Haji Ahmad ... he had lived at Lorong Sarina, Singapore
  2. Hajjah Zaiton bt Haji Ahmad
  3. Muhammad bin Haji Ahmad
  4. Haji Mahmood bin Haji Ahmad (arwah Haji Mahmood Kichap)
  5. Hajjah Sa'adiah bt Haji Ahmad
  6. Haji Tamby bin Haji Ahmad
  7. Hajjah Aishah bt Haji Ahmad

Status of HABHAL's children

  • Five of HABHAL's 7 children are deceased: Hj Zaini, Hjh Zaiton, Muhammad, Hj Mahmood Kicap, and Hjh Sa'adiah.
  • Two of HABHAL's children are still alive: Hj Tamby (83) and Hjh Aisyah (82). Both live in Singapore.
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1. HJ ZAINI BIN HJ AHMAD

Hj Zaini HABHAL married Sa'adiah bt Buyong. Both were schoolteachers. They had 2 sons.

Hj Zaini's sons are Mohd Jamil (elder) and Ahmad (younger).

Mohd Jamil bin Hj Zaini married __.

What happened to Ahmad bin Hj Zaini?

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2. HJH ZAITON BT HJ AHMAD

Hjh Zaiton HABHAL married and had a son. Her son is Abdul Talib.

Hajjah Zaiton (arwah; passed away on Friday 20 Nov 2015 at 4pm)
... informed in WS by Nhpp +60 16 264 4559 via Abg Razak from Singapore 

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3. MUHAMMAD BIN HJ AHMAD

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4. HJ MAHMOOD BIN HJ AHMAD

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5. HJ SA'ADIAH BT HJ AHMAD

Hjh Sa'adiah married to Yunos.

Hjh Sa'adiah has 7 children:
  1. Abdul Samad Yunos lives in Singapore (+65 9097 5701).
  2. Razak (with UIA?)
  3. Mohd
  4. Latiff
  5. Fathima
  6. Faridah
  7. Makkiah
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6. HJ TAMBY BIN HJ AHMAD

Hj Tamby bin Hj Ahmad (Hj Tamby HABHAL)

He was born in Singapore.

Tamby has 7 siblings. They are the children of HABHAL and Nenek Amnah - adik Tok Walid Haji Mohd Yusope bin Haji Mohd Sharif of Banda Hilir, Melaka.

Hj Tamby married Hjh Hajijiah bt Sulaiman. They have 2 sons.
  1. Affendi bin Hj Tamby (elder)
  2. Baharin bin Hj Tamby (younger)

Baharin Tamby's mother is Hjh Hajijiah bt Sulaiman (deceased 22 January 2012).
From Baharin Tamby (4 August 2015):
Arwah mak passed away on 22 Jan 2012. Arwah nenek Amnah passed away when I was not born yet. She was buried in Singapore in Bidadari. But the cemetery was closed down due to development, and the remains of deceased was transferred to Pusara Abadi Muslim Cemetery.
  •  Haji Tamby bin Haji Ahmad married Hajjah Hajijiah bt Sulaiman.
  • Hajjah Hajijiah passed away on 22 January 2012 in Singapore.
  • Hajjah Hajijiah bt Sulaiman (deceased 22 Jan 2012)
  • [Baharin's mother Hajjah Hajijiah bt Sulaiman passed away on 22 January 2012.]

Haji Tamby bin Haji Ahmad married Hajjah Hajijiah bt Sulaiman (deceased 22 Jan 2012). They have 2 sons.

Haji Tamby's sons are Affendi (elder) and Baharin (younger).
Tamby lives in Woodlands with Affendi.

Affendi Tamby is married and has 4 children (3 boys and a girl).
His family lives in Woodlands.

Baharin Tamby is married to Mahani Abd Manan and has 3 children (2 boys and a girl).
His family lives in Toa Payoh.
(Baharin  +65 98777554 baharinvellfire@gmail.com).


Haji Tamby is Bapak's first cousin in Singapore. Bapak and Mak visited Haji Tamby and family at Toa Payoh, Singapore.

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7. HJH AISHAH BT HJ AHMAD

Hjh Aishah married twice, first to Ustaz Hj Abdul Latiff, and then to Pak Cik Noor.

  1. First husband: Ustaz Haji Abdul Latiff (Kelantan). They have a daughter, Fuziah bt Abdul Latiff
  2. Second husband: Pak Cik Noor. They have 3 sons (information from Kak Fuziah & Baharin Tamby): 
  1. Hisham bin Noor
  2. Shamsir bin Noor 
  3. Shamsul (Acho) bin Noor
Hjh Aishah was at Rumah Pak Abas-Mak Ainon in Umbai, Melaka. Mak and Bapak met her at Umbai.

Hjh Aishah was in and out of hospital in Singapore in 2015 & 2016. Kak Fuziah Abdul Latiff looked after her mother in the hospital.

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KELUARGA ABU BAKAR BIN HJ ABDUL LATIFF
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Abu Bakar bin Hj Abdul Lathiff
Abu Bakar is standing in the middle.
From Jumilah Abdul Rahman, Singapore. July 2016

Abu Bakar bin Hj Abdul Lathiff is the maternal grandfather of Jumilah bt Abdul Rahman.

He was the second son from the first wife. HABHAL was his eldest brother.

Abu Bakar bin Hj Abdul Latiff married Maznah bt Umar. They had 2 children, Saodah and Osthman (both are deceased).

Saodah and Osthman were sibs:
  1. Saodah bt Abu Bakar bin Hj Abdul Latiff bin Hj Nuruddin (Hj Tambi) bin Hj Muhammad Salleh. Saodah bt Abu Bakar is the mother of Jumilah bt Abdul Rahman.
  2. Osthman bin Abu Bakar bin Hj Abdul Latiff bin Hj Nuruddin (Hj Tambi) bin Hj Muhammad Salleh.

Saodah's grandfather is Hj Abdul Lathiff (Ulamak Nusantara). The family originated from Tengkera.

Maznah bt Umar had 2 other sibs - Hassan and Ibrahim.

After Maznah passed away, Abu Bakar then married Maryam. They had 7 children:
  1. Abdul Qadir
  2. Jamilah
  3. Zulaikha
  4. Mansur
  5. Abdul Hakim
  6. Ahmad
  7. Sa'id

This is a wedding photo of Abdul Ghani circa early 1950s. This house was at 302 Banda Hilir, Melaka. There is a man on the right (circled) who looked like Abu Bakar. Photo from Bapak's pendrive, 2009.




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KELUARGA SAODAH BT ABU BAKAR & ABDUL RAHMAN BIN MUHAMMAD ALI AL-JILANI AL-HASSANI
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Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad Ali Al-Jilani Al-Hassani (1930-1977; aged 47)
Saodah bt Abu Bakar (1933-2012; aged 79)
Keluarga Abdul Rahman dan Saodah

Habib Abdul Karim bin Ahmad Sharifuddin was a wali. Makam Habib Abdul Karim bin Ahmad Sharifuddin is at Tanjung Bidara, Melaka.

Muhammad Ali Al-Jilani Al-Hassani bin Habib Abdul Karim had 4 children:
  1. Abdul Wahab
  2. Kamisah
  3. Abdul Rahman (1930-1977; aged 47)
  4. Abdul Ghani
Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad Ali Al-Jilani Al-Hassani was from Alor Gajah, Melaka. He moved to Singapore to join the Singapore police force.

Saodah bt Abu Bakar married to Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad Ali Al-Jilani Al-Hassani bin Habib Abdul Karim. They had 8 children:
  1. Rokiah bt Abdul Rahman
  2. Robiah bt Abdul Rahman
  3. Abdul Razak bin Abdul Rahman
  4. Siti Ro'peah bt Abdul Rahman
  5. Siti Rugaiyah bt Abdul Rahman
  6. Rohani bt Abdul Rahman
  7. Samsudin bin Abdul Rahman
  8. Jumilah bt Abdul Rahman (born 1967)

Jumilah is the youngest of 8 siblings. She was 10 years old when her father passed away. Her father passed away first long ago when she was still a small girl.

Abdul Rahman passed away from diabetes and heart attack. He was not a smoker. His first 3 children (Rokiah, Robiah and Abdul Razak) were born in Melaka. The remaining 5 children were born in Singapore.

Saodah bt Abu Bakar is the mother of Jumilah bt Abdul Rahman. She brought up her 8 children while working in the food catering industry. Saodah recently passed away in 2012. She had suffered from colon cancer. 

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1. Rokiah bt Abdul Rahman

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2. Robiah bt Abdul Rahman

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3. Abdul Razak bin Abdul Rahman

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4. Siti Ro'peah bt Abdul Rahman

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5. Siti Rugaiyah bt Abdul Rahman

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6. Rohani bt Abdul Rahman

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7. Samsudin bin Abdul Rahman

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8. Jumilah bt Abdul Rahman

She is the youngest of 8 siblings.



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KELUARGA JUMILAH ABDUL RAHMAN & SYED OMAR ALMASHORE
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Jumilah Abdul Rahman is married to Syed Omar Almashore. They have 6 children (4 sons and 2 daughters). Her husband and the elder kids work in Singapore. Some of her kids attend school in Singapore. The family lives in Johor Bahru. They commute.
  1. Shariffa Nurulhuda bt Syed Omar Almashore
  2. Shariffa Nurkhairunnisa bt Syed Omar Almashore
  3. Syed Muhammad Hanafiah 
  4. Syed Muhammad Khidir 
  5. Syed Muhammad Ammar 
  6. Syed Muhammad Idrus

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From Jumilah Abdul Rahman, Singapore via Blogger comments (25 July 2016):

Jumilah Abdul Rahman has left a new comment on your post "Penempatan Awal di Batu Uban, P. Pinang":
Salam Puan.
Kalau puan berhajat nak ada the full salasilah of Haji Muhammad Salih dan Haji Abdul Latif saya ada menyimpannya, kerana saya dari keturunan beliau. Boleh hubungi saya melalui email illah67@hotmail.com atau hp no. +6594247346 Jumilah Abd Rahman. 
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From Jumilah Abdul Rahman, Singapore via WhatsApp (26 July 2016):
1st wife name Suraidi (paya kumbur), 2nd Aminah (Deli), 3rd Asiah (Pulau Pinang),
4th Sa'odah (Melaka) and 5th Jamilah (Singapore).
Info dari Keluarga Habib Noh Alhabshi.



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KELUARGA HABIB NOH ALHABSHI
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Was Nakhoda nan Intan a close friend of Habib Noh Alhabshi of Singapore?

Habib Noh's makam is on top of the hill at Palmer Road, Singapore.

Masjid Hj Muhammad Saleh was built at the foothill.

The masjid was not built by Hj Muhammad Saleh himself. It was built much later and was completed early the next century.

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Information is from Syed Ahmad Riduan Alhabshi (via Jumilah Abdul Rahman, 26 July 2016):

Was Habib Noh Alhabshi a friend of Nakhoda Nan Intan?
  • Habib Noh Alhabshi was born in 1788. 
  • Habib Noh Alhabshi could not be a friend of Nakhoda Nan Intan. 
  • Masjid Palmer Road was built in 1861. 
  • Nakhoda Nan Intan lived in 1720s in Singapore and 1734 in Penang.
  • Nakhoda Nan Intan could not be Hj Muhammad Saleh of Palmer Road because of their large age differences.
Who is Syed Ahmad Riduan Alhabshi?
  • Syed Ahmad Riduan Alhabshi is the grandson of Habib Noh. 
  • He takes after his grandfather, Habib Noh Alhabshi and follows the Ba'Alawi Sufi path.
  • His great-grandmother was Jamilah, the 5th wife of Haji Muhammad Salleh.
Hj Muhammad Saleh married Jamilah as his Singapore wife. They had 3 sons:
  1. Taha
  2. Sa'id
  3. Abdul Latiff
Taha bin Hj Muhammad Saleh's son is Abbas. 
  • Abbas bin Taha's daughter is Maliah.
  • Maliah's son/daughter/child is __.
  • Maliah bt Abbas's grandson is Syed Ahmad Riduan Alhabshi 

Note: Habib is singular; Habaib is plural.



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KELUARGA MALEK ALHABSHI
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I was informed by my Syed relative in Singapore that there were many Habaib Noh Alhabshi.

They were also in Penang.

Malek Alhabshi is also an Alhabshi and a descendant of the Merican in Penang who build Masjid Kapitan Keling in 1802 in British Penang.

Malek Alhabshi inherited and keeps the record book of the Merican and Alhabshi families. This book is the HAND BOOK OF THE MOHAMEDAN AND HINDU ENDOWMENTS BOARD, PENANG. I do not have its date. It contains information about the descendants of Kapitan Keling, Dato Keramat etc. The photos below taken from Malek Alhabshi's Facebook.



Tok Nadhok @ Datok Keramat of Penang.
(Nadhok or nanderk could refer to the dot on the forehead.)
Photo from Malik Alhabshi in FB.