New Book on Al Ghazali’s Influence on Malay Thinkers

Kalam Research and Media (KRM) in partnership with the Islamic and Strategic Studies Institute (ISSI) is pleased to announce the publication of “Al-Ghazzali’s Influence on Malay Thinkers: A Study of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Samad al-Palimbani” authored by Dr. Megawati Moris from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).

Awareness and appreciation of Islam’s great traditions seems very much lacking in our present day. Many Muslims has lost their sense of belonging to the intellectual legacy of Islam and developed as a result extreme and myopic narratives of the tradition. This book is an attempt to introduce one of the greatest scholars in the Malay world, Sheikh ‘Abd al-Samad al-Palimbani, whose ways of knowledge were deeply rooted in Al-Ghazali’s intellectual and spiritual tradition.

Sheikh ‘Abd al-Samad al-Palimbani works on Al-Ghazali surpassed other scholars in the region and has often been referred to as the “Al-Ghazali of the Malay world”. This work is an important addition to the history of Malay Islamic scholarship.