Muhammad Salih b. ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Fatani, Kiyai Haji

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Biographical Details: b. at Sabang, Aceh. Son of Tok Gudang. He continued his father’s work and was an expert on falak. He married a daughter of a pembesar of Kerajaan Siak Seri Inderapura, Datuk Hamzah b. Endut, Bentara Kiri Kerajaan Siak Seri Inderapura. He had many children. After Indonesian independence, he became a director (pegawai tinggi) of Departemen Agama Republik Indonesia and worked in several places in Riau and in Palembang, until his death.

Authored Writing(s):

  1. Several encyclopedias (titles unknown)
  2. Hisab dan falak yang Dapat Digunakan Selama-lamanya
  3. Risala Sullam al-Tarshid fi Akham al-Tajwid

References:

  1. Abdullah, Hj. Wan Mohd. Shaghir. Penyebaran Islam & Silsilah Ulama: Sejagat Dunia Melayu, vol. 10. Kuala Lumpur: Khazaniah Fathaniyah, 2000: 59.
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