Saiful Rijal

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Saiful Rijal
سيف الرجال
Sultan Nula Alan
7th Sultan of Brunei
Reign 1533 CE - 1581 CE (death)[citation needed]
Predecessor Abdul Kahar
Successor Shah Berunai
Born Brunei
Died 1581 (1582)
Spouse Putri Siti Kesuma Marwarni[1]
Issue Sultan Shah Berunai
Sultan Muhammad Hassan
Pengiran Temenggong Sahibul Bahar Raja Mahmud
Pengiran Di-Gadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Anak Abdul Haqqul Mubbin
Pengiran Shahbandar Raja Abdullah
Raja Zohra (Putri Lamturak), married to Sultan Abdul Ghafur Muhiuddin Shah[1]
Orang Kaya Besar Imas Kasim
Religion Sunni Islam

Saiful Rijal (also Saiful Rehal, Saiful Rizal)[2] was the seventh 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 eldest son Shah Berunai. The Sultan was also known as Lixar and Sultan Nula Alan by the Spaniards.


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.[3] The Batu Tarsilah, the genealogical record of the kings of Brunei, was not started until 1807 CE.

See also


  1. ^ a b "brunei8". Archived from the original on 2017-07-02.
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  3. ^ "Brunei". Retrieved 18 January 2015.
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