In search of Mohammad Natsir's spirit in Islamic Revivalism
Ida Indawati Khouw
The Jakarta Post
PREMIUM Last July the country commemorated the 100th birthday of Mohammad Natsir (1908-1993), one of the country's founding fathers. The statesman had complex thoughts and ideas but is better known for his stance on Islamic ideology. Author Imdadun Rahmat dubs him the "ummu al-radla'ah", the "wetnurse" of contemporary Islamic revivalism. Scholars and politicians agree t...