Hamka

Writer


He was born in Maninjau (Feb 17, 1908), and died in Jakarta (Jul 24, 1981)
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Haji Abdul Malik Karim Amrullah, known as Hamka was a prominent Indonesian author, ulema and politician. His father, syekh Abdul Karim Amrullah, known as Haji Rasul, led and inspired the reform movement in Sumatra. In 1970’s, Hamka was the leader of Majelis Ulama Indonesia, the biggest Muslim organizations in Indonesia beside Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah. In the Dutch colonial era, Hamka was the chief editor of Indonesian magazines, such as Pedoman Masyarakat, Panji Masyarakat, and Gema Islam.


Book(s)


Ajahku
Biography
page(s), Widjaya Jakarta