Sejarah Umat Islam
This book summarizes the history of Islam, historians opinions and theories regarding the spread of Islam, a condensed version of the occurrences before, during and after the solidification of Islam.
Hardcover, Second Edition, 961 pages
Published 1997 by Pustaka Nasional Pte. Ltd. Singapura
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Alhamdulillah setelah sekian lamanya membaca buku ini selesai juga akhirnya. Buku yang paling tebal saya pernah baca. Buku yang membicarakan tentang sejarah kerajaan Islam bermula dengan sejarah orang Arab sebelum kedatangan Rasulullah s.a.w sehingga lah sejarah kerajaan Johor dan Aceh. Bila membaca buku ini kita akan kagum dengan keluasan maklumat yang dimiliki oleh Buya Hamka tentang sejarah.
Although a bit hard to swallow, I personally think this is a great book for references. It is divided into categories and subcategories so we know what are we actually reading. It is also condensed and less flowery as other books that tell histories, making the occurrences more believable and rationally thought. Also, the addition of different perspective of Muslims and non-Muslims, negative and positive values helps to curb any extremism, thus free from propaganda.
Haji Abdul Malik Karim Amrullah, known as Hamka (born in Maninjau, West Sumatra February 17, 1908 - July 24, 1981) was a prominent Indonesian author, ulema and politician. His father, syekh Abdul Karim Amrullah, known as Haji Rasul, led and inspired the reform movement in Sumatra. In 1970's, Hamka was the leader of Majelis Ulama Indonesia, the biggest Muslim organizations in Indonesia beside Nahdl...moreMore about Hamka...