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Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World

Khairudin Aljunied


This book analyzes the ideas of a prominent twentieth century reformer, Haji Abdullah Malik Abdul Karim Amrullah, more commonly known as Hamka. It employs the term “cosmopolitan reform” to describe Hamka’s attempts at harmonizing the many streams of Islamic and Western thought and his diagnoses as well as solutions to the various challenges facing Muslims in the Malay world. Among the major themes explored in this book are questions concerning reason and revelation, moderation and extremism, social justice, the state of women in society, Sufism in the modern age as well as the importance of hi ... More

Keywords: Islam, Malay world, Hamka, cosmopolitan reform, reason, moderation, social justice, women, Sufism, history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501724565
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501724565.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Khairudin Aljunied, author
National University of Singapore