Muhammad ‘Idris b. Haji Wan Jamal, Haji Wan (1849-1911)

Popular Name(s): Tok Shaykh Jarum

Origin:

Location(s):

Biographical Details: b. 1266/1849, in Kampung Bendang Badang, Yala. d. Khamis, 6 Rabi al-akhir 1329/1911, at age 63. He first studied at a pondok in Bendang Badang and afterward wehtn to Mecca, where he studied Arabic language, ‘usul al-din, tafsir, and fiqh. He returned from Mecca and taught at Pondok Tuan Minal in Bendang Dalam, Patani. He embarked again for Mecca in 1895 with his three wives and two students, Haji Muhammad Salih b. Haji ‘Idris and Haji Muhammad Ta’ib. He did not stay long. After his second return, he settled in Kedah, where he lived with his student, Haji Awang, in Pondok Kubang Siam. He became a foundational figure as a shaykh in the state of Kedah.

Teachers:

  1. Tuan Minal (1820-1913), who had founded the pondok in Bendang Badang.

Students:

  1. Tok Ayah Kedah (c. 1870-1942)
  2. Haji Muhammad Salih b. Haji ‘Idris
  3. Haji Muhammad Ta’ib (Mat Ta’ib), became Imam at Masjid Kampung Kubang Siam, Kota Setar.
  4. Tuan Guru Haji ‘Isma’il, opened pondok in Batu 20, Bagan Datok, Perak.
  5. Tuan Guru Haji ‘Abd al-Qadir, from Negeri Sembilan, he founded a pondok in Kampung Bakap, Bagan Datok, Perak.
  6. Tuan Guru Haji Salih b. Haji ‘Idris, opened a pondok in Kampung Lubok Kawah, Kubang Pasu, Kedah.
  7. Tuan Haji Shafie, opened a pondok in Telok Bagan, Kota Setar.
  8. Tok Ayah Kelantan, a famous ulama in Kelantan.
  9. Lebai Mat (Haji Ahmad), from Sungai Aceh, Parit Buntar.
  10. Tuan Haji Muhammad Saman (Mat Saman), opened a pondok in Kubang Siam, Kota Setar.
  11. Tuan Haji Hamid, Imam Masjid Kampung Melele, Kubang Pasu.
  12. Tuan Haji ‘Abd al-Ghani b. Haji Awang, from Kubang Siam, became Timbalan Qadi Besar (1940-57).

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References:

  1. Yusof, Wan Shamsudin Mohd. “Tok Sheikh Jarum (1849-1911),” in Tokoh-tokoh Ulama’ Semenanjung Melayu, vol. 1, 3rd ed., 165-76. Kota Bharu: Majlis Ugama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Kelantan, 2001.
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