The Ijazah of 'Abdullah Fahim - Softcover
Author: Mesut Idriz & Syed Ali Tawfik Al-Attas
Weight: 440 grams
This book is an original research project which for the first time analyses an issue that has been very much neglected by scholars, Muslims in particular. It primarily addresses two very significant issues. Firstly, the book discusses institutions and the practice of learning in Islam and in Muslim history with special reference to the Islamic educational tradition of awarding an ijazah. Secondly, the book contains a biographical and educational history of a Malay intellectual in the first half of the 20th century, Al-Hajj 'Abdullah ibn al-Hajj Ibrahim, popularly known as "Abdullah Fahim. By providing the original ijazah and its translated version into English, the authors are intent on introducing this unique document to the English-speaking milieu.