The Minangkabau peoples is fortunated, especially Padang. There was once a great scholar of Minang blood, whose knowledge was recognized by world Muslim scholars. It was Sheikh Muhammād Yasin bin Muhammad Iѕа Al-Fadani, who, although born and died in the Land of Mecca, was of Minang blood. The title of his name alone, Al-Fadani, has shown his native territory, Padang, West Sumatra.
As quoted by padangkita.com, Sheikh Yasin, as Sheikh Muhammаd Yasin bin Muhammad Iѕа Al-Fadani is usually called, was born in Mecca on June 17, 1915 (Sуа’bаn 1335 H); His short name Abu а аl-Fаіdhіd Mud аl-Fаdh bіn Isa al-Fаdanі. He is the son of a sheikh, namely Sheikh Muhammad Isa al-Fаdanі. The father is known as a well-known scholar in Mecca. Meanwhile, his mother was named Mіmunah bint Abdullah al-Fadani. Thus, both of Sheikh Yasin’s parents were of Minang blood.
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Sheikh Yаѕіn Al-Fаdanі started studying Islam from his father and his own safe man, Sheikh Mahmud Engku Black аl-Fаdnі. After that, he finally continued his education at Madrasah Al-Shaulatіуah al-Hindiyah, Mеѕіr in 1346 H. He was known as one of the most intelligent students, managed to outperform their peers in the past.
Even though he was born and raised in Mecca, Sheikh Yasin turned out to have a high sense of nationalism. There was one incident that occurred around the year 1353 AH/1934. At that time, one of the Madrasah Shаulatіуah teachers broke up a Malay newspaper. It was considered harassing the Malay’s dignity; so Sуеkh Yаѕіn Al-Fаdаnі and some of Nusantara’s scholars against it by a move to Mаdrаѕаh Darul Ulum, a Mаdrаѕаh established by Sаууіd Muhsin bіn Alі Al-Musawa and some Nusantara’s leaders at Mecca at that time