Sheikh Mohamed Omar Alyahfee

No Photo Available1. Name: Sheikh Mohamed bin Omar Alyahfee

2. Occupation: Jeweller, Merchant, Philanthropist, Community leader

3. Date and place of birth: 1878, Yemen

4. Date and place of death: 1971, Malacca Street, Penang


5. Contributions:

  1. Sold small scale products from Arabia such as ‘minyak atar’ (perfume), honey and benzoin
  2. Sold jewellery pieced where the gemstones were outsourced from Al-Mashoor and crafted by Chinese craftsmen
  3. Often donated to orphanages and the Arab community in Penang among others the Masjid Arab



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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