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Prof. Dr. H. Abdul Malik Karim Amrullah, better known by the pen name Hamka was an Indonesian ulama and philosopher. During his life, he was also known as a writer, lecturer and journalist. He went into politics through the Masyumi Party until it was disbanded, served as the first Head of Majelis Ulama Indonesia, and was active in Muhammadiyah until he died. The Al-Azhar University and The Malaysian National University bestowed upon him an Honorary Doctorate, while Moestopo University of Jakarta appointed Hamka as one of their distinguished Professor. His name is used for Muhammadiyah's University of Hamka and he was listed in the Indonesian's National Heroes List.