Muhammad Shah of Selangor

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Sultan Muhammad Shah
Sultan of Selangor
Reign 27 October 1826 – 6 January 1857
Predecessor Sultan Ibrahim Shah
Successor Abdul Samad
Died 6 January 1857

Raja Mahmud
Raja Atfah
Raja Laut
Raja Abbas
Raja Siti
Raja Sulaiman

Raja Sallehah
Full name
Almarhum Sultan Muhammad Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim Shah
Father Sultan Ibrahim Shah, second Sultan of Selangor
Mother Raja Andak Binti Almarhum Daeng Kemboja
Religion Sunni Islam

Sultan Muhammad Shah, (Almarhum Sultan Muhammad Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim Shah; ? - 6 January 1857) was the third Sultan of Selangor.[1] His reign lasted 31 years until his death and saw the opening of tin mines in Ampang and the separation of Selangor into five independent districts.


Muhammad Shah was not the son of his father's first wife, but since he was made the heir presumptive during his father's reign, Selangor dignitaries accepted him as the next Sultan of Selangor. Sultan Muhammad Shah was not as competent in governing the state and did not have total control over local rajas, village leaders or their districts. By the end of his rule, Selangor was separated into five individual territories, namely Bernam, Kuala Selangor, Kelang, Langat and Lukut. Each area was governed by different leaders and Muhammad Shah only controlled Kuala Selangor.[2] Chinese settlers started mining for tin in the state during his time. The setting up of tin mines in Ampang brought business to the people and this was to be his only recognised success.[3][4]


  1. ^ Megat Zaharuddin, M.I. (2002). "Database of Malay Nobility - Genealogy Data". Geocities. Archived from the original on 24 October 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kemangkatan Sultan Muhammad Shah Selangor". National Archives of Malaysia. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Selangor Sultanate - the History". Irfan Nughoro. Melayu Online, Indonesia. 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Salasilah kesultanan Selangor mulai 1756". Selangor state government website. 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ibrahim Shah
Sultan of Selangor
27 October 1826 – 6 January 1857
Succeeded by
Abdul Samad