Abdullah Fahim


1. Name: Abdullah Fahim / Abdullah bin Haji Ibrahim Ahmad bin Ibrahim Hj Tahir, Haji

2. Occupation: Malayan nationalist, Religious scholar

3. Date of birth: 1869

4. Date of death: April 28, 1961

5. Education: Religious Studies in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

6. Contributions:

  1. Responsible for assisting the the government set the date of independence, 31 August 1957, based on his skill in astronomy

  2. Penang’s first mufti after Independence

  3. Chairman of the Religious Advisory UMNO Committee (Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penasihat Agama UMNO)

  4. First UMNO member from Penang (1946)

  5. One of the key people who started Hisbul Muslimin, which later became known as Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS)

  6. Joined the Malay Association Melayu Seberang of Seberang Perai (Persatuan Perai)

  7. Mudir or Director of Madrasah Idrisiah in Bukit Chandan (1930-1946)

  8. Started a Madrasahad-Daeratul Maarif al-Waathaniyah in Kepala Batas


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