Abu Syahid (Sultan of Malacca)


Abu Syahid (Sultan of Malacca)

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name =Sri Parameswara Dewa Shah
title =Sultan of Malacca


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Sultan Abu Syahid Shah was the sultan of Malacca from 1444 to 1446. Despite the fact that Malacca was a Muslim kingdom, Syahid Shah was a practicing Hindu.He styled himself as Raja Sri Parameswara Dewa Shah. His predecessor, Sultan Muhammad Shah had alleged a meeting with the Prophet Muhammad and converted to Islam. Syahid Shah on taking a Hindu title represented a traditionalist reaction in Malacca against Islam, the new religion. He reigned for only seventeen months, after which he was murdered in a plot allegedly conspired by the Tamil Muslim Bendahara (Prime Minister), Tun Ali. Syahid Shah was then given the title Abu Syahid which means the Matyred King.

References

1. "Modul Latihan Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sejarah", Pusat Perkembangan Kurikulum Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia.

2. "Malaysia Kita", International Law Book Services, Kuala Lumpur, 2005


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