Saiful Rijal

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Sharif Saiful Rijal
الشريف سيف الرجال
8th Sultan of Brunei
Reign 1533 CE - 1581 CE (death)[citation needed]
Predecessor Abdul Kahar
Successor Shah Berunai
Born Brunei Town, Brunei
Died 1581 (1582)
Religion Sunni Islam

Sultan Sharif Saiful Rijal (also Saiful Rehal)[1] was the eighth sultan of Brunei. He ruled from 1533, from the abdication of his uncle,[citation needed] until his death in 1581. During his reign, the Castille War broke out in 1578. He was succeeded by his son Shah Berunai.


The earliest historical record of the Sultans of Brunei is not clearly known due to the poor early documentation of Brunei's history. Many elder members of the House of Bolkiah claim that their ancestors were the BaHassan and BaAlawi Saadah from Tarim and Hadhramawt in Yemen. In addition there has been an effort to Islamise the history, with the "official history" not matching up with verifiable foreign sources.[2] The Batu Tarsilah, the genealogical record of the kings of Brunei, was not started until 1807 CE.

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  2. ^ "Brunei". Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
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