At Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India, many Muslim pay respect to the tomb of the Sufi Saint or known in India as Dargarh. When these Muslims migrated to Malaysia, they brought this tradition with them so the duplications of the tombs can be found in both Penang and Singapore.
The plan of the duplicated tomb uses the Hindu temple’s plan with the sanctum, the circumbulatory path and front hall. The fake towers have the stacked level in the square plan like in Nagore Dargarh, India which shows the duplicated from the original. On top of the dome have an inverse petal which is the identity of the Indian dome.
British Colonization Period
19th – 20th century
Religion, Belief, and Legend
Even paying respect to the tomb is prohibited for the normal Muslim. However, for the Indian Muslim, paying respect to the tomb isn’t praying to the tomb but praying to the death Sufi Saint so they will make a wish from Allah instead of the normal men.