Selepas menziarahi makam Sultan Syarif Ali kami pergi ke Muzium Brunei. Di sini terdapat banyak maklumat tentang sejarah keSultanan Brunei dari awal. Kita mulakan dengan Kota Batu, pusat pemerintahan Brunei abad ke 15 Masihi. Lihat gambar dan maklumat yang tertera.
After visiting the tomb of Sultan Syarif Ali we went to the Brunei Museum. Here lies plenty of information about the history of the Sultanate of Brunei from its early days. We start with Kota Batu (literally translated as the stone fort), the centre of rule for Brunei in the 15th century AD. Look at the picture and information available.
Ini pula adalah salasilah keSultanan Brunei. Perhatikan... pada nama Sultan ada diletak nombor untuk menunjukkan mereka sebagai pemerintah ke berapa. Namun boleh kelihatan ada lagi Sultan lain tetapi tidak dimasukkan ke dalam senarai.
This is turn is the Brunei Sultanate genealogy. Pay notice... at the names of the Sultans are placed with numbers to show them as ruler number so and so. Still one could see that there is another Sultan but not included in the list.
The first Sultan...
These pictures show the tombstone owned by someone called Seri Maharaja Brunei. I'm not sure if it is referring to the first Sultan.
This king in turn should be listed as the second Sultan of Brunei.
Tetapi baginda mangkat dan dimakamkan di negara China. Mungkin sebab itu nama baginda tidak termasuk dalam senarai rasmi pemerintah Brunei? Rasanya sebab kewujudan baginda baru disedari beberapa tahun kebelakangan...
But his majesty passed away and was laid to rest in the kingdom of China. Maybe that is why he is not included in the offical list of Brunei rulers? I feel that his existence was only realised these last few years...
Objek-objek yang terdapat di makam baginda di China.
Objects which are available at his kingdom in China.
As mentioned in the information above, the existence of Sultan Abdul Majid was only realised when looking at the tomb of his daughter in Brunei.
In fact Brunei actually have another Sultan which is the son of Sultan Abdul Majid who was elevated when he was 4 years old.
Still his young age caused the post and duty of Sultan to be carried out by his granduncle, younger brother to the first Sultan. This is the ruler who is officially mentioned as the second Sultan of Brunei.
Ini yang membuatkan Sultan seterusnya, Sultan Syarif Ali disebut sebagai Sultan ketiga. Apapun kedudukan baginda dianggap lebih istimewa kerana merupakan permulaan Brunei mendapat raja-raja yang berketurunan Nabi Muhammad SAW, melalui cucu sulung Nabi iaitu Saidina Hassan.
This is what made the following Sultan, Sultan Syarif Ali being mentioned as the third Sultan. Whatever his majesty's position is considered more special because it is the start of Brunei having kings who are descendants of Prophet Muhammad SAW, through the Prophet's eldest grandchild who was Saidina Hassan.
Objek-objek berkaitan baginda termasuk makam. Lihat Makam (Tomb of) Sultan Syarif Ali.
Objects related to his majesty including tomb. Look at Makam (Tomb of) Sultan Syarif Ali.
Ini pula batu nesan Syarif Adam seorang pendakwah yang dikatakan datang ke Brunei bersama Syarif Ali. Lihat Makam (Tomb of) Syarif Adam.
This in turn is the tombstone of Syarif Adam a religious missionary said to have come to Brunei along with Syarif Ali. Look at Makam (Tomb of) Syarif Adam.
OK. Let us follow the official numbering ya. Information about the fourth Sultan...
The following ruler, the fifth Sultan which is Sultan Bolkiah is known to be very active in spreading Islam.
His rule is said to be the golden age when Brunei held power over an area which was so vast.
Tomb of Sultan Bolkiah.
The sixth Sultan.
Brunei's early mosque...
Tombstones of royalty...