Friday, 6 May 2011

Prof Datuk Dr Wazir Jahan Karim

From the book, Straits Muslims: Diasporas of the Northern Passage of the Straits of Malacca, edited by Wazir Jahan Karim (Straits G.T., 2009).

Page 33 shows Dr Abdul Karim's wedding photo (circa 1930s-1940s with a Taj Mahal as prop). The wedding was held at a house in Larut Road (where is this?).

Page 36 shows a photo of Bismillah Begum Munawar.

Prof Datuk Dr Wazir Jahan Karim is the daughter of a famous dentist, Dr Abdul Karim bin Nawab Din.

Dr Abdul Karim married Bismillah Begum bt Munawar, the granddaughter of the famous writer, philosopher and Penang Mufti, Dr Hafiz Ghulam Sarwar. He was also the first person to translate the Quran into English at Oxford University.


Ahmad Musa said...

Assalamu'alaikum w.b.t

My name is Ahmad Musa. I am also a great grandchildren of Hafiz Ghulam Sarwar, my grandmother Jannat Bee is the daughter of S.M.S Faruque, Hafiz's son.

Was just feeling curious about the family tree and was googling until I stumbled upon your website.

my email is