Hamka and Activism

A restless soul and constantly in search of ways to inspire the ummah (Muslim community), Hamka was soon involved in grassroots efforts across what came to be known as Indonesia. In his early twenties, He joined his father and other relatives to become a strong proponent of the Muhammadiyah movement. These were difficult times for …

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Who is Hamka?

Haji Abdul Malik bin Abdul Karim Amrullah, better known as “Hamka” (1908–81) is a renowned Southeast Asian Muslim scholar and cleric. Author of more than a hundred books and articles that touched on Islamic philosophy, theology, history, jurisprudence, ethics, literature, and culture, Hamka’s diverse writings are still read and referred to by many scholars, students …

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