The Straits Times’ tribute to Sultan Idris I on his demise, 1916

Published in The Straits Times, 16 January 1916. Please click on the above newspaper article for a larger view.



The Sultan Idris Religious and Charitable Trust Enactment, 1917

Following the demise of Almarhum Sultan Idris I in 1916, certain property forming part of Almarhum’s estate was vested in the Trustees for special religious and charitable purposes. This was granted under an enactment called The Sultan Idris Religious and Charitable Trust Enactment, 1917 (Enactment No.3 of 1917, as amended by Pk.3 of 1918).

The 1917 enactment states that the Trustees are to devote the income and profits arising from, the said lands and all other moneys coming to their hands as Trustees of the Sultan Idris Religious and Charitable Trust to a range of purposes, which included maintenance of the Masjid Rizwaniah (a grand total of not exceeding $2000 was allocated for maintenance and salaries), Makam Rahmatullah (makam of Almarhum Sultan Idris I), Madrasah Idrisiah (a total not exceeding $4260 was allocated, and to include the salaries of the faculty). It was also the duty of the Trustees to ensure that religious functions are regularly performed at the Masjid Rizwaniah, regular reading of the Al-Quran at the makam and the teaching of Islamic knowledge to be ongoing at the madrasah. Almarhum Sultan Sir Abdul Jalil has ordered that income from sixteen lots of property in the town of Kuala Kangsar to be used to fund these objectives.

Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Izzudin with religious teachers at the Madrasah Idrisiah. Seated L-R: Dato' Setia Bijaya DiRaja Mohd Hashim, DYMM Sultan Yusuf Izzudin, DYMM Raja Perempuan Taayah, DYTM Raja Perempuan Fatimah and Toh Puan Ainun (wife of Dato' Setia). Standing L-R: Hj Abdul Hamid, Ustaz Othman Sujak, YM Raja Hirdan, Hj Sa'aya, Tuan Guru Hj Nawawi (Tok Wi Janggut Merah), Pak Akob, Tuan Guru Sheikh Zubir (mudir 1948-1976), Tok Megat Jamaluddin, Tok Alang Ahmad, Toh Tan Dewa Paduka Dato Ramly, YM Raja Amir and Toh Muda Hj Meor Shamsuddin. (Source: Dr Hj Zabidi Hj Nawawi)

The full text of the 1917 Enactment describing the objects of the Trust and the duties of the Trustees is available here in PDF format.

1. Wikipedia: Madrasah Idrisiah

One big family – the descendants of Almarhum Sultan Idris I

This photo was taken at Raja Zainal Karib Raja Kechil Sulong Harun Al Rashid’s wedding reception at Bukit Residen, Kuala Kangsar in 1959. Many of the people in the photo were siblings of Raja Zainal Karib.

Descendants of Idris I at Raja Zainal Karib’s wedding, 1959. (click to enlarge). (Source: Raja Nur Jannah Raja Hirdan)

Standing from left: Raja Lun Zubaidah binti Raja Ishak, Raja Fauziah Shoran, (?), Raja Noor Bahariah @ Ku Payong*, Raja Fauziah @ Ku Ee , Raja Nor Kamar, Raja Shoran Raja Abdul Rashid, Raja Nor Shiha*, Raja Shahruddin ibni Sultan Idris Shah I, Raja Nor Mahiyan, Raja Zaleha?, (?), Raja Nor Ajam, Tengku Safiah bt Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah (wife of Raja Ariff), Cik Habsah and Raja Haji Shoib, Raja Amran?, Tengku Abdul Hamid bin Tengku Omar (Ku Pahang), Raja Baharin*, (?), Raja Ariff Shah*, (?), Raja Haji Amir Abdullah*.

Seated from left: Sharifah Asiah Syed Hassan (wife of Raja Kechil Sulong Harun Al Rashid), Raja Zubaidah, Raja Zainal Karib bin Raja Harun Al Rashid, YTM Tengku Ampuan Fatimah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris I @ Tah Selangor, Tengku Puteri Zainah binti Sultan Ismail (wife of Raja Zainal Karib), Raja Puan Kecil Aishah and Hajjah Maheran (both wives of Raja Bendahara Abdul Rashid), Raja Bismayazan binti Raja Ariff Shah @ Ku Manja.

[*] signifies siblings/half-siblings of Raja Zainal Karib. For the detailed family tree of Raja Kechil Sulong Harun Al Rashid and his issue, click here.

p/s: Thank you YM Raja Fatimah Rosni binti Raja Danip Shah for further clarifications.