Hassan b. Shaykh Tuan ‘Ishaq Besut al-Jawi al-Fatani, Shaykh Wan (d. c. 1864)

Popular Name(s): Tuan Hassan Besut

Origin:

Location(s):

Biographical Details: He came from Kampung Pauh Bok, Patani, but emigrated south. A younger brother of Shaykh Wan ‘Ali b. Wan Ishaq. His daughters married two prominent ulama: Shaykh Nik Mat Kecik and Shaykh Nik Mat Besar. d. 1280/1863/4, and was buried at Kampung Palembang, Besut.

He studied first at Kampung Pauh Bok, but fled during the 1831-2 invasion by Siam. He settled at Besut, but later went to Mecca with his brother, c. 1240/1832. Shaykh Da’ud b. ‘Abd Allah al-Fatani allegedly inducted him into the Samaniyya tariqa. He returned and first went to Kelantan, but soon after settled in Terengganu and taught at Besut, where he became the imam at the Masjid Raja. He later opened a pondok in Kampung Palembang, near Besut.

Teachers:

  1. Shaykh Muhammad Salih b. ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Jawi al-Fatani, Kampung Pauh Bok
  2. Shaykh Da’ud bin ‘Abd Allah al-Fatani (1769-1847), Mecca

Students:

  1. Haji Mahmud b. Muhammad Yusuf al-Tarkanu (fl. 1819-74)

Writing(s):

  1. Ayyuha al-Walad, a translation of a kitab tasawwuf by Imam al-Ghazali – 14 Rabi al-awwal 1266/28 Jan 1850, in Mecca
  2. Hidayat al-Mukhtar, a translation of Imam Nawawi’s 40 hadith – 26 Muharam 1249/15 Jun 1833, in Mecca
  3. [Pelbagai Catatan] – PNM 1637B – Muharam 1240 AH ~ 1824 CE

References:

  1. Abdullah, Hj. Wan Mohd. Shaghir. Penyebaran Islam & Silsilah Ulama: Sejagat Dunia Melayu, vol. 13. Kuala Lumpur: Khazaniah Fathaniyah, 2000: 35-46.
  2. Abdullah, H. W. M. Shaghir. Syeikh Daud bin Abdullah al-Fatani: Ulama dan Pengarang Terulung Asia Tenggara. Shah Alam: Penerbitan Hizbi, 1990.
  3. Bradley, Francis R. Forging Islamic Power and Place: The Legacy of Shaykh Daud bin ‘Abd Allah al-Fatani in Mecca and Southeast Asia. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, forthcoming.
  4. Fatani, Ahmad Fathy al-. Ulama Besar dari Patani. Bangi: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2002: 251-2.
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