Tok KenALI. Presented by Madihah Samsudin Najwa Husna Razali Nur Waheeda Md Salleh Nor Fadzila Adenan Edited by Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan International Islamic University Malaysia 2010. Introduction. Tok Kenali was an Islamic intellectual and spiritual figure of Malaysia.
Dr. Md. MahmudulHasan
International Islamic University Malaysia
At the age of 7 or 8, he was appointed a clerk by Tok Kweng to help with account, keeping tally for paddy, coconut and durian crops.
When he wanted to read books he had to go to the bookshops and asked for permission of the owners to borrow those they had on sale.
Shaykh Muhammad Zain al-Pattani encouraged TokKenali to become a reformer.
PondokKenali was established in 1910. (Kenali is the name of his birth place.)
His contributions a founder member of the State Religious Council
Editor of the PengasuhMagazine
i) Faridatul-Fara’id by Shaikh Ahmad Al-Fatani
ii) Aqidatul-Najin by ShaikhZain al-’Abidin al-Fatani
iii) Munyatul-Musalli by ShaikhDaud al-Fatani
Apart from reading the text, he told his students moral tales, often delivered in a humorous way.
He devised plans for the establishment of Ma’hadMuhammadiah School.
Thus, he reformed the religious system of education by integrating curricula of religious and general subjects.
i) by Al-Qari
Written by him personally.
ii) by Manasikana
Written by one of his students.
Aim: to convey the message of Islam.
i) KuasaiIlmuPolitikdan Agama (Mastering
Both Religion and Political Knowledge)
ii) Lari Dari Kematian (Fleeing from Death)
It talks about the importance of political knowledge in order to implement Islamic law or values in society.
It argues that one should teach people without humiliating anyone.
It stresses the need for wisdom when preaching the teachings of Islam.
The significance of this tale is that nobody can escape from death.
i. The Rich Man
ii. The Fortune Teller
and many more..
Then, the rich man offered him to teach religion and Al-Qur’an to his children as punishment.