Buya Hamka is the well known author, mostly he write about value in Islam. Beside an author he is a respected religious expert that Indonesia ever had and also a politician. HAMKA itself was refer to his sure name, Haji Abdul Malik Karim Amrullah. He was born in kampung Molek Sungai Batang Maninjau, West Sumatra on February 17, 1908. On July 24, 1981 he was passed away in Jakarta, Indonesia.
These are a few books and Novels which are he was wrote:
1. Adat Minang dan Agama Islam | 1929
2. Laila Majnun | 1932
3. Di Bawah Lindungan Ka’bah |1936
4. Tenggelamnya Kapal Van Der Wijck |1937
5. Tashawwuf Modern |1939
6. Islam dan Demokrasi |1946
7. Adat Minangkabau Menghadapi Revolusi |1946
8. Ayahku |1950
9. Kenangan-kenangan Hidup | 4 series, Hamka’s autobiography | 1950
10. Muhammadiyah di Minangkabau |1975
He was imprisoned in 1964 to1966 as in-house prisoner by President Sukarno, and along that year he could finished his phenomenon books called the Al Azhar’s Tafsir in 5 volumes, which are the translation and teaching of the holly Koran.
Eventhough buya Hamka was already late, his influence, works are present till now; not only in Indonesia but also in neighbor countries.
Buya Hamka is a nice personal, down to earth typical person. His face so calm and tender as well as the place he was born, The peaceful Maninjau with 44 turns and an exotic view of hills and Maninjau lake. Now a days the house where he was born is develops as museum. To come to this museum can be reach by public transportation or private vehicles. /r.j