Makthi Thangal, the renaissance leader of the muslim society in Malabar, whose contributions to the society were discussed and analysed in the fourth edition of KLF. Writer Shahjahan Mambad, Mahmood Kooria and M.C. Abdul Nasser attended the discussion which was moderated by Dr. Ashraf Kadaikkal.Shahjahan was quoted as saying that Thangal was the first person to use Malayalam script instead of Arabi-Malayalam. Thangal critised the Pan-Islamic writers of his age and advocate the importance of using the Malayalam script. Shahjahan further added that Thangal was the first one to advocate the unification of Kerala based on language.
Mahmood Kooria discussed about the gender reading of Thangal's words. He criticised Thangal for his patriarchal and misogynistic attitude in his works. Kooria also added that Thangal was against the notions of western gender equality. Kooria also spoke about the denial of the reformation of knowledge for women.
M.C. Abdul Nasser analysed the importance of Malayalam language to Makthi Thangal. Unlike Dante and Luther, he preffered and promoted a hegemonical language, Malayalam and denied local language, Arabi-Malayalam. For Thangal, using "pure" Malayalam" will bridge the social differences of muslims. Abdul Nasser said that the denial of Arabi-Malayam lead to the eradication of the language like the loss of dalit language due to the prevailing hegemonical languages.
The programme highlighted that every great person has his own limitations.