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Hamka Died

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July 24, 2018 — by IDWRITERS

Last updated on July 24, 2018 at 10:34 am

Abdul Malik bin Dr. Syekh Haji Abdul Karim Amrullah, better known by the nickname HAMKA died #onthisday in 1981. A prolific writer, apart from his magnum opus, the thirty-volumes Qur’anic commentary called Tafsir Al-Azhar, he is said to have written “over 100 books, ranging from philosophy, politics, Minangkabau adat, history and biography, Islamic doctrine, ethics, mysticism, tafsir, and fiction.

Two years later, his son, the late RUSYDI HAMKA wrote a biography in memory of his father, Pribadi dan Martabat Buya Prof. Dr. Hamka (Buya Prof. Dr. Hamka: The Person and His Values). Pribadi dan Martabat is not another Ajahku—in it, Rusydi does not try to reconstruct his identity and relationship with his father. Rather the book is remarkable for the window it provides onto the home and family Hamka built in Jakarta. Read more on this through Jeffrey Hadler‘s Home, Fatherhood, Succession: Three Generations of Amrullahs in Twentieth Century Indonesia.

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