Perjuangan Paduka Mat Malleh menentang penjajah: perjalanan sejarah penentangan dan interpretasi dari sudut pandangan Islam
Mat Salleh (Paduka Muhammad Salleh Datu Balu) or Paduka Mat Salleh’s struggle against the North Borneo Chartered Company (NBCC) was indeed a meaningful struggle in the history of Sabah. This was because his struggle became the inspiration to other warriors to fight against the Colonial Power. Paduka Mat Salleh can be regarded as the only Muslim warrior in Sabah who fought for the welfare and interest of the people. This study is based on historical sources and the oppinion of historians about the role of Islam in shaping the idea and platform of his struggle.
The analysis will touch on the extent of Paduka Mat Salleh’s struggle is in line with Islam. All of these opinions are based on the Islamic worldview.
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