Salaam from Malaysia - the Malay Royals
Salaam and greetings to everyone,
I recently stumbled on this website while googling for some info on history, a subject I enjoyed reading.
I would like to help contribute on info on the Malay Royals which will cover the Malay archipelagoes and regions of Malaysia, Brunei, Singapura (Singapore), Indonesia, Phillipines and to a certain extend Thailand (Kingdom of Pattani).
My roots could be traced back to the kingdom of Melaka (Malacca) and Perak as well as the Pattani (southern Thailand), with traces of Persians and Mongols of Samarkhand, as well as Arabs. Since our region of South East Asia is an ancient trading center, it is a melting pot of almost every races in the world. For example in Melaka and Pulau Pinang, one can traced their anchestries to Malay, Arabs, Persians, Portuguese, Dutch, English, Chinese, Indians, etc.
I would also be able to provide some info and perhaps clear some queries on Islam and muslim in general and its history as I am muslim. For eg. Islam in Malaysia was propogated by the sufis
I hope the Admin can (re)organize a forum titled Raja-raja Melayu (Malay Royals) which with a subforum of the 9 royal families of Malaysia, and if possible to put sub-forums other non-reigning Malay royal houses such as those of Singapura, Pattani, Phillipines and Indonesia.
Perhaps this can be used as reference to trace the Malay royalties as well as to preserve our history.
I may not have much time, but will try to contribute on this info to share with others.