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...Fansuri, Hamzah Due to the lack of historical records, the exact dates of birth and death of Hamzah Fansuri, and much of the details of his life are not known with certainty; and not surprisingly, there exists much debate among scholars...
...al-Fatani, Dawud Dawud bin Abdullah bin Idris al-Jawi al-Fatani al-Malayuwi is better known simply as Shaykh Dawud al-Fatani. The absence of ibn Sina al-Falimbani, ‘Abdul Samad reliable historical records has led to dispute among historians...
...al-Singkili, ‘Abd al-Ra’uf ‘Abd al-Ra’uf al-Singkili was born in 1024/1615 in the coastal town of Singkel in west Sumatra, which was subject to the Aceh sultanate, and died in 1105/1693.242Al-Singkili who may have been a blood relative...
...Maturidi, Abu Mansur al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid al-Falimbani, ‘Abdul Samad ‘Abdul Samad al-Falimbani was one of the great and influential religious scholars in the eighteenth-century Malay Archipelago. Some historical sources recorded his...
...al-Helmy, Burhanuddin Burhanuddin bin Haji Muhammad Nor, better known as Burhanuddin al-Helmy, was a thinker-cum-politician in the transition era of pre- and post-independence Malaysia. He was born into a middle-class Malay family...
...Yusuf al-Maqassari was born in Gowa in south Sulawesi in 1036/1626, and died in 1110/1699 in Cape Town in South Africa. In the Malay world, he is remembered as a scholar, a brave warrior who fought against the Dutch, and an eminent Sufi...
...Nur al-Din al-Raniri was born, date unknown, in Ranir, a famous old port in Gujarat, India, which had a sizable community of Muslims from the various parts of the Islamic world. He died there on 22 Dhu’l- Hijja 1068/September 21, 1658. He...
...Haji ‘Abdul Malik bin Karim Amrullah, better known by the acronym HAMKA HAMKA, was a renowned Indonesian religious scholar who was also famous throughout the Malay world. He was one of the most prolific writers of modern Southeast Asian...
...al-Fatani, Dawud al-Falimbani, ‘Abdul Samad Muhammad Arshad bin Abdullah, better known as Shaykh Muhammad Arshad al-Banjari al-Banjari, was a renowned religious scholar of the eighteenth-century Malay world. He was born into a religious...
...Rankin, Kenneth Kenneth Walker Rankiri was born in Garlieston, Wigtownshire on 5 April 1920. He was educated at Whithorn Higher Grade School (1927–33) and at Edinburgh Academy (1933–8) on the classics side. He studied philosophy...