Majlis Perjumpaan Waris Almarhum Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah II

The first ever gathering of descendants of Almarhum Sultan Abdullah was held at Syuen Hotel in Ipoh on Thursday, 1.9.2011, which saw approximately 300 family members attending. They came from far and wide, some of whom came all the way from Sumatera (due to Perak’s intimate familial connection with the Deli Sultanate).

Scenes from the gathering. Clockwise, from top left: The mini photo exhibition displaying notable scions of Almarhum Sultan Abdullah; YM Raja Shahriman Raja Aziddin reading a sajak accompanied by YM Raja Nadiah Raja Zaharuddin Shah on the violin; the next three photos show some of Almarhum's descendants who attended the gathering.

To spread the news about town, the event was publicised on Facebook and even had a spot on Malaysia Hari Ini on TV3. This much-awaited family gathering was organised by a team led by YM Raja Azura Raja Jaafar and her husband, YM Raja Zaharruddin Raja Dato’ Seri Lope Abdul Rashid. The attending family members, spanning five generations, were also treated to a mini exhibition, a slide presentation of the life of and tribulations faced by Almarhum, and light entertainment in the form of musical talent showcased by the younger descendants from the 4th and 5th generations.

YM Raja Azura Raja Jaafar (second right) together with part of the organising team, (from left) YM Raja Mariam Raja Mohamed, YM Raja Zuhairi Raja Jaafar and Megat Samsuar Aznil. The thick yellow book held by Raja Mariam is entitled 'Menjejak Salasilah Almarhum Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah II' compiled by YM Raja Nur Jannah Raja Hirdan.

YM Raja Shahriman Raja Harun Al Rashid (second right), SembangKuala's representative at the event, appears to be sharing a joke with the Raja Kecil Besar, YAM Raja Dato' Seri Iskandar Dzulkarnain ibni Sultan Idris (far right).

The majlis was graced by the Raja Kecil Besar of Perak, YAM Raja Dato’ Seri Iskandar Dzulkarnain ibni Almarhum Sultan Idris, and his wife, YTM Tunku Dato’ Seri DiRaja Soraya binti Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.

The event was covered by Peraknews.com and the post covering the event can be read here.

[Photos by YM Raja Shahriman Raja Harun Al-Rashid]

3 thoughts on “Majlis Perjumpaan Waris Almarhum Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah II

  1. Salam – It’s good to see that someone is taking the lead for such an event to happen. Congratulations! I would definitely would like to know more about Sultan Abdullah. May I know how can I purchase the yellow book entitled “Menjejak Salasilah Almarhum Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah II”? Some background about me – the youngest in the family, my father’s name Raja Harun bin Raja Ismail bin Raja Ahmad Tajuddin, and according to my sisters, our great2 grandfather was the grandson of Sultan Abdullan and Che’ Rasia. I hope to hear some news/insights from your side. Thanks.

    • Waalaikumsalam. The book is compiled by YM Raja Nur Jannah Hirdan, and to date, it is still not finished yet. The copy that was circulating round at the event in Ipoh was a draft copy to allow people to have an idea what it’ll be like. I’m sure once the book is ready, RNJ will announce its debut! -M.

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