Abstract

Summary:

The Jamalullails of Perak are descendants of Syed Husain Al Faradz Jamalullail, who migrated from the Hadramaut to Perak in the early sixteenth century. In an article on 'The Hadramaut Saiyids of Perak and Siak' published in 1918, R. O. Winstedt noted that he was a Menteri in the court of Sultan Muzaffar Shah I (1528-49), and his descendants held senior positions in the courts of later Perak sultans, particularly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In recent decades, the Jamalullails have reviewed their history, drawing on historical sources and oral traditions. This article provides some alternative views on the history of the Perak Jamalullails from the perspectives of the Jamalullails themselves.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2180-4338
Print ISSN
0128-5483
Pages
pp. 119-131
Launched on MUSE
2020-06-26
Open Access
No
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