Muhyiddin of Brunei

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15th Sultan of Brunei
Reign 1673 - 1690
Predecessor Abdul Hakkul Mubin
Successor Nassaruddin
Died 1690
Father Sultan Abdul Jalilul Akbar
Mother Radin Mas Ayu Siti Aishah binti Kiyai Temenggong Manchu Negoro Gersik
Religion Sunni Islam

Sultan Muhyiddin was the fifteenth sultan of Brunei. He ruled from 1673 to 1690, and was succeeded by Nassaruddin. He took the throne during the Brunei Civil War[citation needed] so avenging his grandfather Muhammad Ali's death. He was widely remembered for being the Sultan who ordered the creation of Salasilah Raja-Raja Brunei[citation needed].


The earliest historical record of the Sultans of Brunei is not clearly known due to the poor early documentation of Brunei history. In addition there has been an effort to Islamise the history, with the "official history" not matching up with verifiable foreign sources.[1] The Batu Tarsilah, the genealogical record of the kings of Brunei, was not started until 1807. Therefore, much of the intepretation on history relied on earlier Chinese sources and legends.[2] It seems that the early Sultanate of Brunei was dependent on Chinese support,[2][3][4] and perhaps early Sultans were of Chinese origin.[2] Furthermore the earliest Sultans may have been practising the Hindu or Buddhist religions, with early names indicating this origin.[1]

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  2. ^ a b c Elisseeff, Vadime (January 2000). "Chapter 8: A Brunei Sultan of the Early Fourteenth Century — A Study of an Arabic Gravestone". The Silk Roads: Highways of Culture and Commerce. Berghahn Books. pp. 145–157. ISBN 978-1-57181-222-3. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Malay History: What's Missing in Malaysian History Books". Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "The golden history of Islam in Brunei". The Brunei Times. Retrieved 18 January 2015.