Thursday, 9 June 2011

Asiah bt Haji Mohd Sharif (Nenek Ya, died 28 April 1984)

Asiah bt Hj Mohd Sharif
Ya or Nenek Ya
Bapak's aunt

Full name: Asiah bt Haji Mohd Sharif
Call names: Bapak called her Ya. I called her Nenek Ya. She is referred to as Ya Tampin.
Husband: Haji Ibrahim of Tampin, a businessman (Bapak said mamak Tampin). He had a kedai runcit called Tampin Store.
Children: None. Nenek Ya was barren. She adopted a son.

Both Haji Ibrahim and Nenek Ya have died. Haji Ibrahim died first. Nenek Yah moved back to Banda Hilir after her husband died.

Her relatives built a house for Nenek Ya in Bandar Hilir. I saw the house being built. It was painted bright light green when it was first ready. Then it was painted bright yellow. Now it is white. It looks small on the outside but it is quite spacious inside.

Asiah bt Haji Mohd Sharif is Nenek Ya. She is Bapak's aunt. She is the daughter of datuk moyang Haji Mohd Sharif bin Ismail of Banda Hilir. She lived in a house adjacent (next) to Mak Sarah's house in Banda Hilir, in kawasan Masjid Banda Hilir, on tanah wakaf.

Her sibs are Walid (Mohd Yusope, eldest), Nenek Ani (Mahani), Nenek Amnah (Singapura),  and Nenek Ja (Alijah). She is the youngest and with thick dark eyebrows.

When she was in Banda Hilir, Nenek Ya would often helped Nenek Ani to teach Quran. Nenek Ani was so old - she had to rest often and laid down to rest her head upon many pillows and used a nipah fan to cover her face and slept.


From Bapak's 1984 little maroon diary (28 April 1984):

Ya meninggal di Melaka 28 April 1984
- tanam di Lorong (Jalan) Panjang

From Mak Bedah (8 June 2011)

Walid had 5 sibs - Walid (himself is eldest), Mahani (Nenek Ani), Amnah (married to HABHAL, Singapore), Alijah (Nenek Jah) and Asiah (Nenek Yah).

Nenek Yah (Asiah) married a mamak businessman, Haji Ibrahim of Tampin but they have no children.

Haji Ibrahim had a kedai runcit called Tampin Store based in Tampin.


From me

Haji Ibrahim died and Nenek Yah moved back to Banda Hilir and lived in a house built for her, next to rumah Mak Sarah. I remember Nenek Yah went to live in Tampin, and I remember Nenek Yah returning to Banda Hilir.


Adopted son

Nenek Yah adopted a son. I have seen this son a few times but I don't remember the name or face anymore. He was probably a teenager in the 1960s when we lived in Banda Hilir. Nenek Yah is fair but her adopted son is dark, probably an Indian boy?


From Bapak

Bapak said Nenek Yah's adopted son wants to sell her house. Bapak said it is against undang-undang Syariah as the land is tanah wakaf and belongs to Masjid Banda Hilir.


From me

Nenek Yah's house was built after Mak Sarah's house; after Mak Sarah's husband died in the Port Klang tragedy (her husband drowned), before her youngest son Mustafa was born.

Rumah Nenek Yah in Banda Hilir, atas tanah wakaf

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