A giant among intellectuals

Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Mohd Kamal Hassan was an intellectual with impeccable credentials. He was known for his academic excellence and leadership. A giant among men. His demise on Thursday morning due to complications related to recent surgical procedures was a big loss to the nation. But his legacy will live on.

I have read almost all of his books. However, The Malay Concept of Sejahtera from an Islamic Perspective has had a profound effect on me. I found it interesting for a scholar to “appropriate” what seemed to be a simple Malay concept of sejahtera (literally wellbeing, prosperity) from an Islamic perspective.

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