Sheikh Zachariah Basheer

No Photo Available1. Name: Sheikh Zachariah bin Sheikh Omar Basheer

2. Occupation: Merchant, Pilgrim agent, Community leader, Religious leader

3. Date and place of birth: 1855, Penang

4. Date of death: 1926

 

5. Contributions:

  1. Prominent businessman who dealt with rubber, pepper and gambier
  2. Hajj agent
  3. Expanded the teachings of Naqsyabandiah Sect
  4. First Penang mufti (religious leader)
  5. Established a madrasah (religious school) which later developed into the Al-Mashoor School

 

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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