Raja Siti Bte Kraying Chanda Pulih

Raja Siti Bte Kraying Chanda Pulih

Raja Siti was the daughter of Hajjah Fatimah, the founder of Masjid Hajjah Fatimah. She married Syed Ahmad bin Abdulrahman Alsagoff and had one son, Syed Mohamed bin Ahmad Alsagoff, and six daughters. She died in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on 18 April 1891. By her will dated 29 November 1883, she created a trust out of her estate (Raja Siti Trust). The will stated that the income of rent of the houses of her estate which she had inherited from the estate of her husband, to be distributed amongst her next-of-kin; to the mosque of her mother; to be spent on food for those who break their fast in the mosques in Makkah, Madinah, and Taif; amongst the poor in Hadramaut and poor relatives in Singapore. At present, the Raja Siti Trust is administered by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS).

 

Source:
http://www.singaporelaw.sg/sglaw/laws-of-singapore/case-law/free-law/high-court-judgments/13966-syed-abbas-bin-mohamed-alsagoff-and-another-v-islamic-religious-council-of-singapore-majlis-ugama-islam-singapura-2009-sghc-281
http://www.academia.edu/3410616/British_colonial_law_and_the_establishment_of_family_waqfs_by_Arabs_in_the_Straits_Settlements_1860_1941