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

 

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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