‘Abd Allah b. Haji Wan Muhammad ‘Amin b. Wan Ya’qub, Haji Wan (c. 1802-89)

Popular Name(s): Tok Shaykh Duyong

Origin:

Location(s):

Biographical Details: b. c. 1802, Cabang Tiga, Patani. His father was ordered by the Sultan of Terengganu to live in Kampung Paya Bunga, Kuala Terengganu, after they had arrived in the sultanate. d. 4:00 pm Khamis, 12 Jumada al-akhir 1306 AH [13 Feb 1889 CE], at his home in Duyong Kecil. Sultan Zayn al-‘Abidin III supposedly attended the burial himself.

He received his earliest education in Bukit Bayas. He then left for Mecca in 1247/1832, where he remained until 1262/1846, and where he focused primarily upon tasawwuf, fiqh, ‘usul al-din, and tafsir. Returning to the peninsula, he settled at Duyong Kecil, where he supposedly drew students from Kelantan, Pahang, Patani, Sumatra, Brunei, and other parts of Borneo.

Teachers:

  1. Tuan Bukit Bayas (c. 1790-1864), Bukit Bayas, Terengganu
  2. Tok Ku Tuan Besar, Bukit Bayas, Terengganu
  3. Sayyid Ahmad Zayni Dahlan, a famous teacher
  4. Sayyid ‘Ibrahim al-Kurdi
  5. Shaykh Muhammad Ramli b. Hassan (from Sambas?).

Students:

  1. Sultan Omar
  2. Sultan Zayn al-‘Abidin III
  3. Haji Omar Duyong Besar
  4. Haji ‘Abd al-Hamid Nerus
  5. Tuan Baru Petai Bubus
  6. Haji Musa Alim
  7. Che Man Gudang
  8. Haji Wan Muhammad, his son

Authored Writings:

  1. [Jawaban persoalan hukum Islam di Terengganu]

References:

  • Bakar, Muhammad Abu. Ulama Terengganu: Suatu Soratan. Kuala Terengganu: Utusan Publications, 1991: 154-67.
  • Fatani, Ahmad Fathy al-. Ulama Besar dari Patani. Bangi: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2002: 252-4.

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