‘Uthman b. Haji Senik b. Haji ‘Ibrahim b. Haji Salim b. Haji Kamal al-Din, Haji (c. 1838-1911)

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Biographical Details: b. c. 1838, Kampung Gaung, daerah Pendek, Kota Bharu. Mufti of Pahang. His great-grandfather, Haji Salim, was a Bugis warrior who came from Kobu Sungai Berantai, Sulawesi and came to the peninsula, eventually settling in both Patani and Singapore. His son, Haji ‘Ibrahim, moved from Patani to Kelantan, where he settled at Kampung Gaung, daerah Pendek, Kota Bharu. d. 5 Ramadan 1329 AH [30 Aug 1911 CE], buried in an Islamic cemetery at Batu 2, Ketapang, Pekan.

He began his studies at Pondok Bendang Daya, but later went to Mecca. When he returned to the peninsula, he went to Pahang, where he first settled at Kampung Burau, Pulau Tawar, Jerantut. He later moved to Tanjung Langgar and finally to Kampung Ketapang Tengah, where he opened a pondok. He also taught at surau Habib Hassan. He went to Mecca again in 1905. He was an early member of Majlis Mesyuarat Negeri Pahang.

Teachers:

  1. Shaykh Nik Dir Patani (1829-98), Mecca
  2. Shaykh Nik Mat Kecik Patani (1844-1915), Mecca
  3. Tok Wan ‘Ali Kutan (1837-1913), Mecca

Students:

  1. Sultan Ahmad
  2. Tengku Ali
  3. Haji ‘Omar b. Haji ‘Abd Allah, his son-in-law
  4. Haji Muhammad Da’ud bin Zayn al-‘Abidin, Qadi Besar Pahang, d. 25 Aug 1955.
  5. Lebai Yusuf b. Haji Muhammad ‘Amin, Qadi Kelantan
  6. Datuk Haji ‘Abu Bakr b. ‘Abd al-Halim, Setiausaha Sulit Sultan ‘Abd Allah

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References:

  1. Daud, Ismail Che. Tokoh-tokoh Ulama’ Semenanjung Melayu, vol. 1, 3rd ed. Kota Bharu: Majlis Ugama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Kelantan, 2001: 644-51.
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