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Syarif Kasim Abdul Jalil Saifuddin
شريف قاسم عبدالجليل سيف الدين
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Sultan Syarif Kasim II
12th Sultan of Siak Sri Indrapura Sultanate
In office
1915–1946
Preceded bySultan Syarif Hasyim
Succeeded bynone
Personal details
Born(1893-12-01)1 December 1893
Siak Sri Indrapura
(now Siak Regency, Indonesia)
Died23 April 1968(1968-04-23) (aged 74)
Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia
Spouse(s)Tengku Agong Sultanah Latifah

Yang Dipertuan Besar Syarif Kasim Abdul Jalil Saifuddin or Sultan Syarif Kasim II (Jawi: شريف قاسم عبدالجليل سيف الدين‎; 1 December 1893 – 23 April 1968) was the 12th and last sultan of the Sultanate of Siak Sri Indrapura. He was crowned as the sultan at the age of 23 succeeding his father Sultan Syarif Hasyim.[1][2] Sultan Syarif Kasim II was a supporter of the independence struggle in Indonesia. After Indonesia proclaimed independence, he ceded Siak Sultanate to be part of united Indonesia, and he contributed his wealth of 13 million guilders (equivalent to 151 million guilders or €69 million in 2011).[3] for a number of republican government causes. Together with the Sultan of Serdang, he also tried to persuade other kings of East Sumatra to join the republic cause.

Syarif Kasim was a Ba 'Alawi Sayyid and his lineage is recorded as follows: He is Kasim bin Hasyim, bin Kasim, bin Ismail, bin Ibrahim, bin Ali, bin Uthman, bin Abd al-Rahman, bin Saeed, bin Ali, bin Muhammad, bin Hasan, bin Umar, bin Hasan, bin Ali, bin Abu Bakr al-Sakran, bin Abd al-Rahman al-Saqqaf, bin Muhammad Mawla al-Dawilah, bin Ali Mawla al-Darak, bin Alawi al-Ghayur, bin Muhammad al-Faqih al-Muqaddam, bin Ali, bin Muhammad Sahib al-Mirbat, bin Ali Khali Qasam, bin Alawi al-Tsani, bin Muhammad Sahib al-Ṣawma'ah, bin Alawi al-Awwal, bin Ubaydullah, bin Ahmad al-Muhajir, bin Isa al-Rumi, bin Muhammad al-Naqib, bin Ali al-Urayḍi, bin Ja'far al-Sadiq, bin Muhammad al-Baqir, bin Ali Zayn al-Abidin, bin Husayn, bin Ali bin Abi Talib and Fatimah al-Zahra, the daughter of Muhammad.

References

  1. ^ Riwayat hidup Sultan Syarif Kasim II
  2. ^ Sultan Syarif Kasim di Profil Merdeka
  3. ^ Comparing the purchasing power of the guilder from 1450 to any other year, http://www.iisg.nl/hpw/calculate.php