A classic indeed here, from my old guru, Prof Hamka . His ten volume 'Tafsir Al Azhar ',[ half of which was written while under imprisonment by Sukarno during 'The Konfrontasi' period ], was his most major contribution to humanity within this Nusantara.
Ulama' of his calibre certainly 'literally' lives 'after death'....we read his books and treatise, we follow his good advice,we follow his students' advice etc etc and etc.
Ulama' certainly live beyond the sand of time. Prime ministers, dictators and rulers and kings, some of them got condemned and for some even 'exiled' and shunned and avoided when they are still very much alive and kicking...Huwallahualam
....and unto Him is the journeying.
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