‘Abd al-Rahman b. Muhammad ‘Arshad b. ‘Abd al-Ghani, Haji (c. 1898-1975)

Popular Name(s): Tok Guru Dala, Cengal Berbulu

Origin:

Location(s):

Biographical Details: b. c. 1898, in Kampung Tok Bidan, Dala, daerah Jambu, Patani. His father was a pondok teacher. His mother, named Mek Puteh, came from Kampung Sebang, Penarik. His paternal grandfather came from Terengganu. d. 5:22 am, Rabu, 28 Rajab 1395 AH [6 Aug 1975 CE].

Upon returning to the peninsula, he founded Pondok Kampung Dala, which was very close to his birthplace. He later taught at Madrasah al-Imaniyya al-Dalawiyya for approximately 40 years.

Teachers:

  1. Muhammad Arshad b. ‘Abd al-Ghani (his father)
  2. Pak Cu Yeh Tok Raja Haji (d. 1935), in Kampung Tok Raja Haji, Jambu, Patani
  3. Pak Cik Wan Da’ud Patani (1866-1936), Mecca
  4. Pak Da ‘El Patani (1882-1965), Mecca
  5. Tok Shafi‘i (tasawwuf; Mecca)
  6. Tok Ahyad (‘usul al-din; Mecca)

Students:

  1. ‘Abd al-Aziz b. Muhammad b. Mustafa
  2. Haji ‘Abd al-Qadir Wangah (father of Dir Sekam)
  3. Haji ‘Abd al-Hamid Naba of Penarik
  4. Haji ‘Abd Allah Marbawi of Jaha, Yala
  5. Haji ‘Abd al-Hamid of Telaga Sembilan
  6. Haji Yusuf of Tanjung, Palas
  7. Haji ‘Uthman of Palas
  8. Haji Muhammad Ramli of Katong, Jaha, Yala
  9. Haji ‘Abd al-Rahman of Kelubi, Dala
  10. Haji Muhammad Taha of Kok Por
  11. Haji Zakaria Lutfi of Bangkok
  12. Haji ‘Isma’il yang dipertua Majlis Agama Islam Legor
  13. Haji ‘Abd Allah Jabi of Nongchik
  14. Haji Zakaria of Becah, Pekbun (his son-in-law)
  15. Haji ‘Abd al-Qadir of Bukit Sudor, Beris Pekbun, Narathiwat
  16. Haji Zakaria of Tendung, Rakak
  17. Haji ‘Abd Allah b. Haji Hassan of Cendik, Dusun Nyiur, Tanjung Mas
  18. Haji Hassan of Bukit Bala, Rakak
  19. Haji Mahmud of Penarik, Patani
  20. Haji Mahmud of Belukar Luas, Rakak
  21. Haji ‘Abd Allah b. Ahmad of Teluk Sumai, Yala
  22. Haji Muhammad of Keresik, Patani
  23. ‘Abd Allah Doyan of Nad Kuin, Narathiwat
  24. Haji Yahya Rafie al-Malakawi of Yala
  25. Haji ‘Isma’il of Keresik, Patani

Writing(s):

References:

  1. Fatani, Ahmad Fathy al-, “Tok Guru Dala (1897-1975),” in Tokoh-tokoh Ulama’ Semenanjung Melayu, vol. 2, 2nd ed., 207-20. Kota Bharu: Majlis Ugama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Kelantan, 2007.
  2. Fatani, Ahmad Fathy al-. Ulama Besar dari Patani. Bangi: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2002: 193-203.
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