Muhammad ‘Ali b. ‘Abd al-Rahman b. ‘Abd al-Ghafur al-Kalantani, Shaykh Wan (1837-1913)

Popular Name(s): Tok Wan ‘Ali Kutan

Origin: Kampung Kutan, Kelantan

Location(s): Arafat, Mecca (1310 CE [1892/3 CE])

Biographical Details: b. 1253/1837, near Kota Kubang Labu, on the banks of Sungai Kelantan. His wife Aishah was a sister of Cik, the wife of Shaykh Muhammad Zayn b. Mustafa al-Fatani. d. 1331/1913, in Mecca.

Nothing is known of his early education, but he eventually went to Mecca.

Teachers:

  1. Shaykh Muhammad b. Sulayman Hasb Allah al-Makki (Mecca)
  2. Shaykh Muhammad Haqqi al-Nazili al-Naqsybandi (who wrote the book Khazinat al-Asrar, Mecca)
  3. Shaykh Ahmad b. As‘ad al-Dihan (Mecca)
  4. Tok Pulai Chondong (c. 1792-1873), Mecca
  5. Shaykh Muhammad Amin bin Syeid Ridwan al-Madani (Medina)
  6. Tuan Guru Muhammad Zuhdi bin Tengku Mahmud Zuhdi, who inducted him into the Shattariyya tariqa.
  7. Shaykh Nik Dir Patani (1829-98), Mecca

Students:

  1. Haji ‘Uthman b. Haji Senik (c. 1838-1911)
  2. Shaykh Ahmad b. Muhammad Zayn al-Fatani (1856-1908)
  3. Tok Perlis (c. 1860-1922)
  4. Shaykh Da’ud Khatib (c. 1860-1936)
  5. Tok Golok (1861-1934)
  6. Datuk Haji ‘Abd Allah (1863-1907)
  7. Pak Cik Wan Da’ud Patani (1866-1936)
  8. Tok Jerulong (1868-1939)
  9. Tok Kenali (1868-1933)
  10. Tok Imam Haji Wan Mamat (1870-1920)
  11. Haji Wan ‘Abd Allah Bendang Gucil (c. 1870-c. 1946)
  12. Haji ‘Ibrahim Tok Raja (1871-1955)
  13. Tok Bermin (1874-1957)
  14. Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id Linggi (1875-1926), Negeri Sembilan
  15. Haji ‘Isma’il Pontianak (c. 1882-1950)
  16. Tok Kemuning (c. 1885-1934)
  17. Tok Guru Kok Geting (d. 1951)
  18. Tok Pulau ‘Ubi (c. 1887-1957)
  19. Tok Bacok
  20. Datuk Perdana
  21. Datuk Laksamana
  22. Haji Wan Da’ud Khatib
  23. Haji ‘Umar Sungai Keladi
  24. Haji Nuh Kaya
  25. Haji Husayn Tua Kampung Lapu (Besut)

Authored Writing(s):

  1. Lum‘atul Aurad – malam Isnin, 4 Jamadilawal 1311/1894
  2. Majmu‘ul Qasaid – 1320/1903
  3. Matn Jauharul Mauhub – malam Selasa, 2 Rabiulawal 1306/1888
  4. Zahrat/zuhrat al-murid ‘aqa’id al-tawhid – 1310 AH ~ 1892-3 CE

References:

  1. Abdullah, Hj. W. Mohd. Shaghir. “Syeikh Wan Ali bin Abdur Rahman al Kalantani.” Dakwah 13, no. 150 (Sep 1989): 34-36.
  2. Awang, Ismail. “Tok Wan Ali Kutan (1837-1913),” in Tokoh-tokoh Ulama’ Semenanjung Melayu, vol. 1, 3rd ed., 177-88. Kota Bharu: Majlis Ugama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Kelantan, 2001.
  3. Daud, Ismail Che, “Ulama’ Kelantan di Rantau Orang,” in Tokoh-tokoh Ulama’ Semenanjung Melayu, vol. 2, 2nd ed., 520-2. Kota Bharu: Majlis Ugama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Kelantan, 2007.

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