The Use of Poetic Narratives in Hamka’s Qur’anic Exegesis Books, Tafsir Al Azhar

Hidayat, Rahmad and Hakim, Ihsan Nul and Misriani, Agita and Murti, Sri and Syafril, Syafrimen and Faisal, Faisal (2020) The Use of Poetic Narratives in Hamka’s Qur’anic Exegesis Books, Tafsir Al Azhar. In: Proceedings of the 1st Raden Intan International Conference on Muslim Societies and Social Sciences (RIICMuSSS 2019), 13 November 2020.

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Hamka is a multitalented religious scholar, and one of the prominent cultural figures in Indonesia. Hamka holds scholarly authorities as a mufassir (Qur’anic interpreter) and a man of letters. These capabilities are proven by a number of his writings in both fields. Likewise, Hamka has tried to combine these two competencies in his commentary books, Tafsir Al Azhar. Description of interpretation and explanation of Hamka in Tafsir Al Azhar displays handful elements of Malay literature. Yet, little has been done to study the literary dimension of Hamka's interpretation of the Qur’an, while such study is scholarly important, since it would help us understand the extent to which literary work could influence the production of religious authority. This paper tries to fulfill this gap. Thus, it is focused on discussing the use of poetry narration in Hamka's Tafsir Al Azhar, and the extent to which such use is significant to how he has acquired his authority in the field of Qur’anic interpretation. This research belongs to the type of library research using a qualitative approach. The data gathered are analyzed through theory of literary science and linguistics. This research finds out that the poetic narrative in Hamka’s Tafsir Al Azhar strictly follows the convention of Malay poetry structures. As such, this research concludes, has many to do with both his effort to strengthen and elucidate his interpretation about the Qur’anic verses, and his mission and interest in spreading Malay cultural identity and moral values

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Misriani, AgitaUNSPECIFIED
Syafril, SyafrimenUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tafsir Al Azhar, Hamka, poetry, Qur’anic interpretation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Pasca Sarjana > Bimbingan Konseling Pendidikan Islam-S2
Depositing User: Mrs Maisona Maisona
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 04:19
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 04:21

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