‘Abd Allah b. Haji Yusuf, Haji (c. 1876-1964)

Popular Name(s): Haji Awang Faqir

Origin:

Location(s):

Biographical Details: b. c. 1876. His paternal grandfather, Haji Diah b. Haji Senik, was a panglima in the Patani war (probably 1832) who afterwards settled in Kampung Meranti. He married Mek b. Awang Musa, from Kampung Ceruk Belingkuk, who was the daughter of Tok Guru Haji Wan Musa (Mufti), of Kota Bharu. d. 5:50 am Isnin, 4 May 1964.

He first studied at a pondok in Canak (today in Songkhla Province, Thailand). He later returned to Kelantan and went to Mecca to continue his education. He returned by 1911-14, when he lived with his father-in-law in Seberang. In c. 1924, he moved to Sungai Petai, Pasir Puteh. By c. 1928/9, he settled in Kampung Lembu, where he began teaching.

Teachers:

  1. Tok Guru Haji ‘Abd Allah Md. Akib, in Bendang Jong (Canak)

Students:

  1. Awang Pondok b. Tok Lim, Kadok, Kota Bharu
  2. Tuan Haji ‘Isma’il b. Musa, guru at pondok in Kampung Selingkah, Sungai Limau, Yan, Kedah, later moved to Kota Sarang Semut, later returned to Kampung Lembu, where he d. c. 1971.
  3. Pak Mat Tepak (Muhammad b. Musa), Bukit Penghulu Diman, Ulu Terengganu, d. c. 1970
  4. Tok Ya’qub b. Faqih, Kampung Kukang, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, d. c. 1936
  5. Tok Ayah Haji Salih b. Kecik atau Pak Cik, Imam Tua Kampung Lembu, d. petang 6 Apr 1975, at an advanced age
  6. Pak Cu Adam b. Ta’ib, Kedai Selising Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, still alive at age 101
  7. Haji Said b. Yusuf, Gucil Satu, Kuala Krai, d. 5 Feb 1982
  8. Tok Ayah Seligi @ Haji Awang b. Saamah, Kampung Lating, d. 1976

Writing(s):

References:

  1. Daud, Ismail Che, “Haji Awang Fakir (1876-1964),” in Tokoh-tokoh Ulama’ Semenanjung Melayu, vol. 2, 2nd ed., 75-82. Kota Bharu: Majlis Ugama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Kelantan, 2007.

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