Thursday, 29 December 2016

Prof Syed Mohsin bin Syed Sahil Jamalullail


 INTRODUCTION

There is Prof. Syed Mohsin bin Syed Sahil Jamalullail, a Penang Arab whose village is in Jelutong as well as Batu Uban in Penang (island). Prof. Syed Mohsin is a Professor of Pharmacology and an advocate of Arabic medicine and traditional cures. Prof. Syed Mohsin belongs to Al-Yamani clan based in Penang.

Prof. Syed Mohsin Syed Jamalullail chairing a meeting at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia, 5 March 2007.
Prof Syed Mohsin passed away on Sunday, 6 November 2011

FAMILY VISITATIONS


First Visit
I visited  Professor Syed Mohsin bin Syed Sahil Jamalullail at his home in Kampung Huda, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan earlier in this evening, Sunday, 23 October 2011. I interviewed him from approximately 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm over fragrant chrysanthemum tea and cream puffs. Prof Syed Mohsin or "Tuan Syed" as I call him, is an authority on the Syed story in Penang (and maybe too in Malaysia & Singapore). I have always resorted to him for anything that has to do with Arabs and things Arabic. I first came to know him when I first started working as a lecturer at USM. He was already a lecturer and was also one of the 5 founders of the USM Medical School, then based in Penang. He was teaching Pharmacology to the first, second, third and fourth batches of medical students in UKM. The present Director-General (DG) was his student; the present DG was in the second batch of medical students at UKM.

The information below was obtained from Prof Syed Mohsin at the first visit on 23 October 2011, at his home in Kg Huda, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

Professor Syed Mohsin bin Syed Sahil Jamalullail 
Almarhum Prof Syed Mohsin (1951-2011) 

Prof Syed Mohsin is popularly known as Tuan Syed or Prof Syed.

Prof Syed Mohsin was born in Batu Uban, Penang on Independence day, 31 August 1951.

He passed away on Sunday, 6 November 2011, which coincides with the first day of Aidiladha celebrations, 10 Zulhijjah 1432 Hijrah. He died in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. He was buried at Kubur Demit in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

Prof Syed previously worked with UKM Medical School before he was seconded to USM Medical School. He was one of the 5 founding lecturers of the USM Medical School in 1979. At the time he was known as Tuan Syed as he was the only lecturer with a Syed name. He became a full professor at USM, for which he was called Prof Syed. (Another Syed lecturer in O&G was Prof Syed Abdullah who returned from UK.)

Prof Syed's father is Syed Sahil Jamalullail who died in 2010 and is buried at Masjid Arau in Arau, Perlis. I met Syed Sahil at Prof Syed's second child's wedding at Kg Huda.

Prof Syed's mother is Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Alwi Aidid. She is still alive, aged 80. She lives in Jitra, Kedah. I met her at the first tahlil on 7 November 2011, day after Tuan Syed passed away.

Sharifah Mariam's half-sister is Sharifah Rahmah bt Syed Alwi Aidid, whose daughter is Dr Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Hassan Aidid.

Prof Syed Mohsin bin Syed Sahil Jamalullail and Dr Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Hassan Aidid are cousins (sepupu).

Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Alwi Aidid married to Syed Sahil Jamalullail. They have 8 children, 4 sons and 4 daughters.

Prof Syed Mohsin has 8 siblings. He is #3: 
  1. Syed Omar Syed Sahil
  2. Sharifah Zahrah Syed Sahil
  3. Syed Mohsin Syed Sahil (31 August 1951-6 November 2011)
  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

Prof Syed Mohsin is married to Puan Hasnah bt Ishak. They are blessed with 7 children. Prof Syed's children are:- 
  1. Syed Hazman - architect
  2. Syed Muhammad Hilmi - petroleum engineer with Exxon Mobile.
  3. Dr Syed Hasanul Hadi - trained by PCM & Sheffield; training as surgeon in Medical School.
  4. Sharifah Muna Maisara - a schoolteacher in Sabah (munamohsin@gmail.com)
  5. Syed Muhammad Husni - composes songs (prefers art)
  6. Syed Muhammad Harith - Diploma in Mechatronics; technician; works with Samsung in Senawang.
  7. Syed Muhammad Hafizuddin - was at Poly; now in PJ

Photos of first visit, 23 October 2011:


PHOTO 1. From left: Myself, Puan Hasnah, Prof Syed Mohsin, Affandi and Lukmanul Hakim (Tuan Syed's grandson). Photographed at Tuan Syed's home in Kg Huda, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan 23 Oct 2011 by Sharifah Muna Maisara (Tuan Syed's only daughter).
PHOTO 2. Puan Hasnah, Sharifah Muna Maisara and Lokmanul Hakim; 23 Oct 2011
PHOTO 3. Puan Hasnah, Lokamnul Hakim, Affandi Hussien and Prof Syed Mohsin; 23 Oct 2011
PHOTO 4. Puan Hasnah, Affandi Hussien and Prof Syed Mohsin; 23 Oct 2011
PHOTO 5. Prof Syed Mohsin and Affandi Hussien; 23 Oct 2011
PHOTO 6. Prof Syed Mohsin and Affandi Hussien; 23 Oct 2011
PHOTO 7. Prof Syed Mohsin and me; 23 Oct 2011.
PHOTO 8. Prof Syed Mohsin's home in Kg Huda; 23 Oct 2011.

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Sharifah Zahrah bt Syed Sahil Jamalullail 
Sharifah Zahrah is Prof Syed Mohsin's sister (sib #2). She is married to Syed Mohamad Syed Omar and they had lived in Jelutong. He left the army and moved to Perlis where he worked in the sugarcane field. He has 4 children:-

  1. Syed Omar
  2. Syed Hafiz
  3. Sharifah Noor
  4. ? = architect

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Dr Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Hassan Aidid
  • I had worked with Dr Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Aidid in USM Penang when she was the Chairman of the Women's Club and I was Treasurer.
  • Her sister Sharifah Hasnah worked at the USM Medical School when I joined as lecturer.
  • I had visited Dr Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Aidid at their family home in Ayer Itam when her father (Syed Aidid) passed away in 1982/3. The house is a big bungalow next to Shell Ayer Itam.
  • Her mother is Sharifah Rahmah bt Syed Alwi, the elder sister of Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Alwi, Prof Syed's mother.
From Dr Syed Mohamad Syed Sahil, 8 Nov 2011:
Dr Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Aidid's siblings:-
  1. Sharifah Azizah
  2. Sharifah Aminah (lives in Singapore)
  3. Sharifah Naemah
  4. Sharifah Shippak
  5. Sharifah Sheikha
  6. Sharifah Zahrah
  7. Sharifah Sakinah (married to Dr Syed Mohamad Syed Sahil; Prof Syed Mohsin's sib#6)
  8. Sharifah Hasnah (working with USM)

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Second Visit
I received an SMS from Tengku Damitri of Tuan Syed's sudden demise after he died and after he was buried, around Maghrib. I have no idea why the SMS came late into my handphone. I visited Kak Hasnah and family at home after solat Isya' today, 7 November 2011. The area was wet after the rain and pools of water could be seen. Affandi parked our car far away and we walked to the house. There were many cars parked by the road on the right shoulder. When I arrived in the house compound, they were already reading Surah Yaasin. I used my own buku doa Mathurat. Then I started sneezing in the cold night. After all the bacaan al-Quran and doa, the men exited and went for refreshment outside. My husband and I and the other ladies then entered the house. I went to find Kak Hasnah. I met Kak Hasnah and the other family members. It was the first time I met everyone in a large gathering. It was a sad gathering but it was a good learning experience for me. There were many Arab men and ladies in the house. I knew nobody except the ones I met at the first visit - Kak Hasnah, Muna and Lokmanul Hakim. Muna remembered me as she took our photos at the first visit. Then I sat next to a beautiful lady whom I never knew. I was introduced to her by Siti Salamah, also an Arab. I was introduced to Tuan Syed's mother for the first time. She is a dear lady and I think every woman must try to meet her and talk to her. She is Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Alwi (80 years). She asked me who I am and we started talking to see how we could be related. I talked mostly to Siti Salamah for my family links to Tuan Syed. I will therefore update information obtained from my first visit.

The information below was obtained from Siti Salamah, Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Alwi and Sharifah Alwiah Syed Sahil, day after Prof Syed Mohsin passed away, at the first tahlil on 7 November 2011, at his home in Kg Huda, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

Photos of second visit, 7 November 2011:

PHOTO 9. Sharifah Muna Maisara (Prof Syed's only daughter) and Siti Salamah bt Sk. Mohammed

PHOTO 10. Sharifah Muna Maisara, Siti Salamah bt Sk. Mohammed and me
PHOTO 11. Sharifah Mariam bt Syed Alwi (Prof Syed's mother, 80, lives in Jitra) and Sharifah Alwiah Syed Sahil (Prof Syed's sister, sib #5, lecturer UiTM Shah Alam)
PHOTO 12. Puan Hasnah bt Ishak (left) and Sharifah Sakinah bt Syed Aidid (in white baju kurung).
PHOTO 13. Tuan Haji Ishak, father of Puan Hasnah, Prof Syed's father-in-law. He recalls history from the time of Konfrantasi. He lives in KL.
PHOTO 14. From left: Puan Hasnah's brother (man in white shirt with kopiah, and his son - boy with songkok), Syed Haizar Syed Sahil (Prof Syed's brother, sib #7, yellow shirt), Affandi Hussain (jubah putih), Syed Omar (man in blue striped shirt; husband of Siti Salamah bt Sk. Mohammed, who knows about Ami Aziz Al-Yamani of Jelutong. Ami Aziz of Jelutong owned the foreign car business at Jalan Anson, Penang.Link to Ami Aziz of Penang
PHOTO 15. From left: Dr Syed Mohamad Syed Sahil (Prof Syed's brother, sib #6, dark blue shirt), Puan Hasnah's brother (man in white shirt & white kopiah, and his son - boy with songkok), Syed Haizar Syed Sahil (sib #7) and Affandi Hussain.

Associate Professor Sharifah  Alwiah Syed Sahil
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Faculty of Art and Design
Universiti Teknologi MARA
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Syed Omar 
Syed Omar is in KL. He is retired and receives pension. He was the former Accountant-General. He married the younger sister of Syed Razak, ex-MB Kedah. Which Syed Omar?

Syed Razak 
Syed Razak bin Syed Zain Barakhbah was MB Kedah for 6 years (11 Dec 1999-22 Dec 2005). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Menteris_Besar_of_Kedah

Syed Razak is related to Dr Mustafa bin Osman, an early Malay doctor (TEMD). How? 

Syed Razak's younger sister married to Syed Omar.

Who is Hajah Sharifah Maznah Syed Kassim Barakbah?


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