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Kamal Hassan, the pearl of Malay world

Abdul Razak, Mohd Abbas and Ali, Mohd Mumtaz (2023) Kamal Hassan, the pearl of Malay world. IIUM Today.

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Malay intellectuals who became known after independence of Malaysia were either critical to Western education or Westernized in every aspect of their life. Very few stood on neutral ground appreciating the goodness that comes from the West and East. Among the few, the late Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Kamal Hassan (1942-2023) was one of them. He was born in Kelantan in the year 1942. From 1950-1960 he studied at Sultan Ismail School in Kota Bharu and later went to join Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur (1961-1962). He completed his undergraduate program in Islamic Studies at Universiti Malaya (1965). Upon completing his undergraduate studies, he travelled to the United States of America to undertake his postgraduate programs. As a student enrolled at Columbia University, New York, he managed to get his MA degree in 1970, his M. Phil in 1973 and Ph.D. in 1976, specialising in Contemporary Islamic Thought in Southeast Asia.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kamal Hassan, The Pearl, Malay World, Scholar, Islamization
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mohd Ali
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2023 15:31
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2023 15:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/107716

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