JABARTODAY.COM-PADANG. In a heartening tribute to the monumental legacy of Haji Abdul Malik Karim Amrullah, known as HAMKA, a unique travel program titled “Kembara Jejak HAMKA: Inspirasi di Kampung Kelahiran” has been curated. HAMKA, a venerated Islamic scholar, left an indelible mark, not only among Indonesian Muslims but also within the international Islamic community, including neighboring Malaysia.
Guided by the renowned Malaysian novelist “Kak Su” Noor Suraya, participants will embark on a transformative journey retracing HAMKA’s enduring struggle, propagation of the Islamic message, and literary contributions in West Sumatra.
The program promises more than a mere walk through history. It will bring together a congregation of writers and novel enthusiasts from Malaysia and Singapore, exploring the poetic abode of Taufik Ismail, the residence of Bung Hatta, Diniyyah Puteri Padang Panjang, Rahmah Al-Yunussiyyah, and Tan Sri Aisyah Ghani.
The journey does not stop at the doorsteps of the past; it also embraces the beauty and culture of present-day Padang and Bukittinggi. Participants will get to marvel at various tourist attractions, including the enchanting Lembah Anai Waterfall, the informative Pusat Dokumentasi Minangkabau, the reverent Masjid Asasi, and the historical landmarks of Surau Batipuh and Nagari Pariangan.
In a delightful fusion of past meet present, the program also features a special Novel Writing Workshop session conducted by “Kak Su” Noor Suraya, providing an unparalleled opportunity for aspiring writers.
Registration is open to enthusiasts, with a participation fee of RM 750 for Indonesian participants. Those interested in this enriching exploration of history, culture, and literature can contact the number provided on the flyer for further details. (ruz)