A Public-Figure Mufassir from the Malay-Indonesian World: Hamka (d. 1981) and his Tafsir al-Azhar

Anthony Johns, Suha Taji-Farouki

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    Abstract

    While Arabic remained the foundational language of religious learning, by the sixteenth century Malay had become established as a cultural language of Islam in Islamised Southeast Asia. Though little is preserved in written form, by this time the vernacularisation of the Islamic foundational texts well under way, and the spiritual, mystical, jurisprudential and intellectual traditions inspired by (and deriving from) them formed part of the corpus of Malay letters.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Qur-an and its Readers Worldwide. Contemporary Commentaries and Translations
    Editors Suha Taji-Farouki
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Pages217-274
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9780198754770
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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