24.2.09

Introducing Opah Tekah!

When I was small, we used to visit my paternal grandparents in Lahat near Ipoh (which was about 45 minutes away from home in Temoh) almost every week. And more often than not, my almarhum bapak would dropped in on my great grandmother (my Moyang)'s place in Kota Baru (near Gopeng, Perak) which was along the way to Lahat anyway.

I don't have that much of a memory of Opah Moyang (or affectionately known as Opah Tekah among her grandchildren including my Mak) except that she had the whitest hair ever. But one thing I remember though was that she's a gentle lady (which I'm sure those who have had the previlege of knowing her up close and personal would agree in a heartbeat).

Opah Tekah had a long life. She passed on in 1971 (when I was 7 years old) at the age of 102. She (real name Halijah Panglima Perang Uda Lahid) was married to her second cousin Talib Sulaiman and together they have six children. The oldest was Sapiah, my Opah Temoh. Other children were Hashim (Tok Ngah), Ni Khadijah (Opah Ami), Tan Sri Osman (Tok Man) and Halimaton (Opah Chu).

Interestingly both Tok Talib and Opah Tekah were direct descendants of Saiyid Hussain Al Faradz, said to be the official religious teacher to the first Sultan of Perak. Saiyid Husain Al Faradz, in turn, is said to be the 37th generation of Saidina Hussain r.a, beloved grandson of Prophet Muhammad SAW. Alhamdulillah!

And last Sunday, a family gathering of “Keluarga Tok Talib dan Opah Tekah” was held for the first time in Bukit Damansara. The gathering, the brainchild of one of the grandsons Datuk Seri Yunus Mohd Tasi (Ayah Chu) was organized to bring together the surviving members of “Keluarga Tok Talib dan Opah Tekah” to get to know each other and to reinforce their family ties. About 500 members of the family attended the event.

It was humbling to see so many relatives, many of whom I met for the first time and many I have not met in a longest time. A pictorial entry on the Perjumpaan Keluarga will follow suit... soon.


9 comments:

zabs said...

Salam Mior,
Tentu ramai yang berkumpul kan? Datuk Seri Yunus Mohd Tasi ini bekal Panglima Udara tu kan? Apa khabar DS sekarang? Semoga sehat selalu. Dia tak kenal saya, tapi saya pernah jumpa dia semasa bertugas di Mindef dulu.

Mior Azhar said...

Salam Pak Zabs,
Benar dia bekas Panglima Tentera Udara di awal 0an dulu. Dia sihat alhamdulillah. Dia lah yang paling seronok sebab atas usaha beliau kami semua dapat berkumpul berkenal mengeratkan silatulrahim.

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Mior Azam said...

boleh emailkan gambo2 family ay opah tekah @ miorazam100@gmail.com

maknun said...

salam abg Meor,

nama saya Iskandar asal kg pulau pisang, Bota. mohon bantuan abg Meor emailkan pada saya salasilah tok talib dan opah tekah ke atas untuk saya buat kajian kerana kami sedang menjejak keturunan Sayyid Hussein Al Faradz di Perak. mohon emailkan pada syediskandar2002@yahoo.com terima kasih abg Meor

arman said...

Terima kasih krn update aktiviti orang Kota Bharu.Saya ada simpan satu salinan silsilah lengkap yang di hasilkan oleh Datuk Meor Jaafar(?)bekas Ketua Polis Perak.Saya bercadang untuk buat versi online.
tq..
arman b mustafa
arman64bash@gmail.com

Berjuang Terus said...

Kampong Kota Baharu,mungkin Teja mempunyai sejarah keturunan Saidina Hussein Al Faradz yang telah datang ke Perak ketika al Marhum Sultan Mudzaffar Shah I datang ke Perak pada tahun 1528.
Yang Bahagia Dato'Mior Jaafar telah menyediakan penulisannya.Waris keturunan Saidina Husein Al Faraz boleh berjumpa dengan Dato'Lat,jika ingin mendapat salasilah tersebut.

Dzura,Ipoh,Perak.

Berjuang Terus said...

Saya telah menulis salasilah Saidina Husein Al Faradz berdasarkan kajian Mior Jaafar.Penulisan ini di buatkan dalam"Misa Perak" Keluaran ke-5 dan akan diterbitkan Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Perak.Yang berminat bolehlah membuat rujukan.

Dzura,Ipoh,Perak.

Anonymous said...

Salam,

Kalau ada kesempatan, minta saudara emailkan salsilah/silsilah saudara, untuk saya matchkan dengan bahagian yang saya ada. mioraz@gmail.com

Sekian,

Mior Azmai