TRADITIONAL ISLAM as understood by the vast majority of ulama's of the Ahli Sunnah wal Jama'ah





A Brief Biodata


Born in February 1943 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.

Educated in Malay Stream and then English, and obtained Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Islamic Studies in the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

Lectured in the Department of Islamic Studies in the same University until 1973.

Returned to Kelantan in 1973 to commit full-time as writer and da’i .

In 1995 was conferred honorary degree Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) by USM in recognition of his literary contributions in Islamic Thought  and dakwah activities.

In 1995, he was appointed as Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia.

His interests are in Islamic Thought and Sciences and their guidance in contemporary life and culture.  He has written and presented many papers in Malay and English for national and international conferences.

Apart from the above: he is a member of the Committee of Trusteeship for Yayasan Karyawan of Malaysia which is publishing Classic Works in Malay; member of the Editorial Board of  “Pengasuh”, published by the Islamic Religious Council of Kelantan; part-time lecturer in Akademi Islam Universiti Malaya, in Islamic spirituality and ethics.  Teaches Islamic classical texts in Arabic and Malay in various mosques in Kelantan.

Some of his published works are:

  • Al-Qur’anul-Karim:Terjemahan dan Huraian Maksud”, being Malay translation of The Commentary of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, with additional comments, published by DBP, Kuala Lumpur, in 5 volumes

  • Fathul-Mu’in: Terjemahan dan Huraian Maksud”, translation of the Arabic text of fiqh, with explanatory notes, published by the Islamic Religious Council

  • Peradaban Dalam Islam” , Pustaka Aman Press, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 1976;

  • Memahami Islam”, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 1977

  • Edited “The Glorious Koran” translated by Syed Viqar Ahamed, 1999, published by TR Group of Companies, 1999

  • Currently editing and monitoring the English Translation of “Tafsir Pimpinan al-Rahman”, under the auspices of the National Foundation for Translation, Kuala Lumpur.

  • Published a number of articles in Malay in the “Berita Harian”, the latest series “Islam dan Pascamodenisma”, from 1st of February - 9th of February 2000.




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