‘Ibrahim b. Haji ‘Abd al-Qadir b. Wan Mustafa, Haji Wan (1891-1968)

Popular Name(s): Pak Cu Him, Pak Cu Him Gajah Mati, Haji Wan Ibrahim orang Kedah

Origin: Patani

Location(s):

Biographical Details: b. 1891, in Bendang Daya, Mukim Sena, daerah Binjai Lima, Patani. He was a younger brother of Pak Da ‘El Patani, a well-known scholar in Mecca and was the son of Tok Bendang Daya Muda. d. 11 Jan 1968, buried in Gajah Mati, Pendang, Kedah.

In 1895, he and his brother were taken to Mecca by their father, but was brought back by his mother, Hajjah Wan Cik Rokiah b. Haji Wan ‘Abd al-Latif, because he was still very young (though his brother was allowed to remain there to study). He first studied al-Qur’an at home, but after getting a little older, he attended Pondok Jakar. After additional studies in the area, he returned to Mecca in c. 1912, where he remained until about 1924. He then returned and settled in Kedah, where he taught at Gajah Mati, where approximately 600 students studied at a time, and which was led by Haji ‘Isma’il Cik Dol. The latter had been a student of his father and was soon to be his father-in-law. He taught ‘utama, ‘usul al-din, fiqh, nahu, and tafsir.

Teachers:

  1. Tok Jakar (c. 1870-1944), for 6 years until he was 18 years old.
  2. Haji Wan Setang, in Bermin, Patani.
  3. Pak Cu Yeh Tok Raja Haji (d. 1935) at Pondok Tok Raja Haji, Jambu, (Haji Wan Setang and Pak Cu Yeh combined for 2 years).
  4. Pa Da ‘El Patani (1882-1965), his older brother (Mecca)
  5. Pak Cik Wan Da’ud Patani (1866-1936), Mecca
  6. Che Pak Ya al-Ramani (Mecca)
  7. Shaykh Ali Maliki (Mecca)
  8. Shaykh Muhammad b. ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jawi al-Fatani (Mecca)

Students:

Authored Writing(s):

  1. Fath al-Jalil wa Syifa‘ al-Ghalil – 12 Rabi al-awwal 1386 AH [1 Jul 1966 CE], 19 pp.

References:

  1. Awang, Ismail, “Pak Cu Him Gajah Mati (1894-1968),” in Tokoh-tokoh Ulama’ Semenanjung Melayu, vol. 2, 2nd ed., 107-16. 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: 284-6.
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