Yusof Rawa

yusuf rawa1. Name: Yusof Rawa / Yusof Rawa bin Haji Abdullah, Hj.

2. Occupation: Politician, Religious scholar, Writer, Publisher, Book dealer, Bookshop owner, Printer

3. Date and place of birth: May 8, 1922, Lebuh Acheh, Georgetown, Penang

4. Date and place of death: April 28,2000, Gelugor, Penang

5. Education:

  1. Diploma Thaqasur Al-Deeni, Maadul Falah / Ma’ahad Al-Fatah, Mecca

  2. Junior Cambridge, Penang Free School

  3. Goverment English School

  4. Chowrasta School, Penang

  5. Malay School, Penang

 

6. Contributions:

  1. Mushid Al-Umum (Advisor), Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS)

  2. 4th President of PAS (1983-1989)

  3. Represent Malaysia to United Nations Association

  4. Ambassador to Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Turkey (during the merger era of PAS – Barisan Nasional), 1970s

  5. Deputy Minister for Primary Industries
  6. Took over father’s printing firm and expanded it
  7. Printed religious, Arabic, and Jawi books
  8. Wrote and published Tafsir Ar-rawi (1950) and al-Islah magazine
  9. Published books: Ke Arah Pembebasan Ummah (1983), Menggempur Pemikiran Assabiyah (1984), Bertindak Menentang Kezaliman (1985), Teguhkan Jamaah Teruskan Jihad (1986), Ke Arah Tajdid Hadhari (1987), Bertekad Membulatkan Jemaah (1988), Membina Ketahanan Ummah (1989)

  10. Appointed the Penang Commissioner of Malayan Pan Islamic Party (PAS)
  11. Central committee member of PAS
  12. Started a foundation, Warathat Haji Yusof Rawa (1996)
  13. Worked at an import-export company with Hosni Gamal in Mecca

 

7. Honours and Awards:

  1. Pingat Jaksa Pendamai
  2. Tokoh Maal Hijrah, Penang (1992)

 

Source:

Loh Wei Ling, Badriyah Haji Salleh, Mahani Musa, Wong Yee Tuan & Marcus Langdon (Eds). (2013). Biographical Dictionary of Mercantile Personalities of Penang. Kuala Lumpur: THINK CITY and MBRAS.

 

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