Sheikh Omar Basheer


1. Name: Sheikh Omar Basheer al-Khalidi

2. Occupation: Pilgrim agent, Religious and Community leader

3. Date and place of birth: 1811, Kampung Masjid Kapitan Kling, Buckingham Street, Penang

4. Date of death: 1884

5. Education:

  1. Studies Naqsyabandiah sect in Mecca


6. Contributions:

  1. Successful hajj agent
  2. Imam of Acheen Street Mosque
  3. Trusted by the British authority



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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