Ismail Haji Hashim

ismailhashim1. Name: Ismail Haji Hashim

2. Occupation: Hajj agent, Merchant, Community leader

3. Date and place of birth: 1904, Bandar Baharu, Kedah

4. Date of death: 1969

5. Education:

  1. Jelutong Malay School (until Standard Six)


6. Contributions:

  1. Recruited new pilgrims form Penang, Kedah, Perak and to as far as Thailand
  2. Sold jewellery, batik and fabrics from door-to-door
  3. Opened a shop in Sungai Glugor selling construction material
  4. Donated to the poor in Jelutong
  5. Deputy imam of Jelutong Mosque



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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