“This postscript pertains to my book entitled The Origin of the Malay Sha’ir. The necessity for writing this Postscript became apparent to me when Dr. P. Voorhoeve, in a letter from Barchem, Holland, dated April 13, 1968, posed certain questions the substance of which is later published in short Note bearing the same title as my book. It is hoped that what follows will clarify lingering obscurities and banish nagging doubts that still plague the minds and hearts of those who strive to expound and unravel scholatstic problems pertaining to the Islamic aspect of Malay literary history.” -Prof. Dr Syed Naquib al-Attas
Concluding Postscript to the Origin of the Malay Sha’ir
SYED MUHAMMAD NAQUIB AL-ATTAS is a former Senior Lecturer in Malay Studies at the University of Malaya. He has written a lot of books and articles of an original nature in English in the field of classical Malay (Islamic) literature. He is a former Director of International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Muslim Education Foundation (MEF). Syed Muhammad al Naquib bin Ali al-Attas (born September 5, 1931) is a prominent contemporary Muslim philosopher and thinker from Malaysia. He is one of the few contemporary scholars who is thoroughly rooted in the traditional Islamic sciences and who is equally competent in theology, philosophy, metaphysics, history, and literature. He is considered to be the pioneer in proposing the idea of Islamization of knowledge. Al-Attas’ philosophy and methodology of education have one goal: Islamization of the mind, body and soul and its effects on the personal and collective life on Muslims as well as others, including the spiritual and physical non-human environment. He is the author of twenty-seven authoritative works on various aspects of Islamic thought and civilization, particularly on Sufism, cosmology, metaphysics, philosophy and Malay language and literature.
Ta’dib International (2018)