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Muhammad Shah of Selangor

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Predecessor  Sultan Ibrahim Shah
Died  January 6, 1857
Role  Sultan of Selangor

Name  Muhammad of
Religion  Sunni Islam
Reign  27 October 1826 – 6 January 1857
Issue  Raja Mahmud Raja Atfah Raja Laut Raja Abbas Raja Siti Raja Sulaiman Raja Sallehah
Father  Sultan Ibrahim Shah, second Sultan of Selangor
Mother  Raja Andak Binti Almarhum Daeng Kemboja
Parents  Raja Andak Binti Almarhum Daeng Kemboja
Children  Raja Sulaiman, Raja Sallehah, Raja Abbas, Raja Mahmud, Raja Atfah, Raja Siti

Successor  Abdul Samad of Selangor

Sultan Muhammad Shah, (Almarhum Sultan Muhammad Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim Shah; ? - 6 January 1857) was the third Sultan of Selangor. 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.

Reign

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. 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.

References

Muhammad Shah of Selangor Wikipedia


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