History of IAIN Kerinci

A. Early Stand

The existence of the State Islamic Institute (STAIN) Kerinci originated from the Faculty of Sharia Muhammadiyah which was established in 1964. The establishment of the Faculty of Sharia Muhammadiyah is being led by some leaders, among others, is KH. David Qahiri and Sutan Abdullah Arifin, and fully supported by the Regent of KDH Tk. II Kerinci (Syamsu Bahrun) and Danres Kerinci (Drs. Sukamto). At the beginning of the establishment of the Faculty of Sharia Muhammadiyah led by Drs Sukamto (as Dean) and Sutan Abdullah Arifin (as secretary of the Faculty).
Efforts to improve the status of the Faculty of Sharia Muhammadiyah Kerinci became a College which was initiated by its leaders has received support from the community and Islamic organizations Kerinci, both located in the area as well as those residing outside Kerinci.

In Jambi there Drs. Adnan H. Rush, Prof. HMO Bafadhal (Pioneers and Builders Jambi IAIN STS) and KH. Abdul Kadir (NU Prop.Jambi Chairman / Member of Parliament). H. Ramli (Kaknwil MORA Prop. Jambi) and Munir, BA (Member of Parliament / Secretary NU Jambi), while in Jakarta this struggle was assisted by Prof. Mahmud Yunus Purwo, SH (Kaur College of the Ministry of RI) and H. Munir Manaf.

Efforts penegerian Faculty of Shariah Muhammadiyah above in conjunction with local government efforts Tk. I Jambi together community leaders to establish IAIN in Jambi. At the same time the Faculty of Sharia Muhammadiyah Full River will be put into IAIN Raden Patah Palembang and will be inaugurated by the Rector.

While Prof. Dr. Mahmud Yunus offers, so that the Faculty of Sharia Muhammadiyah Full River dinegerikan and be part of IAIN Imam Bonjol Padang, but by local government Tk. I Jambi and Kerinci community's desire Faculty of Shariah Muhammadiyah Full River should be part of Jambi IAIN STS is being sought.

IAIN STS Jambi at the time, already had a domestic faculties, namely the Faculty of Sharia al-Hikmah College YPI Jambi, which has been established since 1960 and in 1963 became a faculty of Shariah branch dinegerikan IAIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, later became Faculty of Shariah IAIN Raden Patah Pelembang Jambi branch, in addition to the existing Faculty of MT and Ushuluddin foundation al-Maarif College of Jambi which had stood since July 11, 1965.

Based on MPR decree 11 of 1960 and Regulation of the Minister of Religion No. 5 1963 that in order to establish a minimum IAIN must have at least three faculty, in addition must have a sufficient number of students. At that time, the number of students of the Faculty of Sharia al-Hikmah College of Jambi, Faculty of MT and Ushuluddin Yayasan Al-Maarif College Jambi inadequate while the Faculty of Sharia Muhammadiyah Kerinci own students enough for the Faculty.

To fulfill the wishes of the people, the clergy, the local government Tk. II Kerinci and local government Tk. I Jambi, the faculty of Shariah Muhammadiyah proposed Kerinci became a faculty in Jambi IAIN STS together with the Faculty of Shariah IAIN Raden Severe Pelembang Jambi Branch, Tarbiyah faculty and faculty of the Higher Education Foundation Ushuluddin al-Maarif Jambi.

Efforts and the efforts of the Faculty of Sharia Muhammadiyah penegerian Full River Kerinci not an easy affair, this is evidenced by decree of the Minister of Religious Affairs keluarrnya No. 84 of 1967 dated Therefore, on July 27, 1967 regarding the establishment of Jambi IAIN STS. In the decree does not include the Shariah faculty Muhammadiyah Kerinci, when all the necessary requirements have been fulfilled. It is unknown when attending the inauguration establishment IAIN in Jambi by the Minister of Religious Affairs (KH.Saifuddin Zuhri) Friday, 8 September 1967 to coincide with the 3 Jumada Al-Awwal 1387 H.

This situation is enough to make those who are entrusted to take care of the Faculty of Sharia Muhammadiyah penegerian be disappointed, just how their presence at the inauguration ceremony that is to listen penegrian certainty and the inclusion of the Faculty of Muhammadiyah Full River as one of the faculty at Jambi IAIN STS, but in fact , are not included. Disappointments it does not lead to despair, but a whip to further improve the fight.

Having held the founding ceremony Jambi IAIN STS, the Friday afternoon of September 8 1967, KH. David Qahiri and colleagues invited to meet with Mr. Purwo SH (head of the Bureau of Higher Education Ministry of RI) above a government-owned motorcycle boot Tk. I Jambi, which was attended by public figures Kerinci, among others:

  • KH. David Qahiri (Supervision of Religious Education Prop. Jambi)
  • Syamsu Bahrun (Regent of KDH Tk. II Kerinci)
  • H. Ramli (Kakanwil MORA Prop. Jambi)
  • H. Samin Ali (Peg Depag Prop. Jambi)
  • Munir, BA. (BPH Prop. Jambi)


During the meeting was agreed to immediately menegerikan Faculty of Sharia Muhammadiyah Full River, and the application for approval by completing additional requirements, among others, is the building of Regents Statement and Letter of the Governor's willingness to assist in the organization of the Faculty of Sharia kerinci.

After the meeting, the committee is working hard penegerian completing the requirements requested by the Minister of Religious Affairs. KH. David Qahiri and Munir BA direct to home Regents to make a statement handover Chinese school buildings Full River, while KH. Abd Kadir (Chairman of NU Prop. Jambi) directly facing the governor to sign a letter of Jambi Governor's willingness to help the lives of the Faculty of Sharia Kerinci.

On Saturday, 9 September 1967 before the departure of the Minister of Religious Affairs and his entourage returned to Jakarta, diserahkanlah completeness penegeriaan file the proposal, and the Minister of Religious Affairs received a fine and promised to process it immediately. This situation is enough to make the committee / board be relieved.

This effort really produce the expected results, since eighteen days after the departure of the Minister of Religion and the group returned to Jakarta, ditetapkanlah SK penegerian Faculty of Shariah Muhammadiyah Full River Kerinci namely SK Minister of Religious Affairs. No. 116 of 1967 dated 27 September 1967 regarding the Shariah faculty Muhammadiyah penegerian Full River into the Faculty Syari; ah IAIN Sulthan Taha Saipuddin Kerinci branch. And the decree was immediately appointed KH. A Rahman Dayah as Dean. In the first year of the Faculty of Sharia IAIN STS penegerian Jambi Kerinci branch registered 70 students for academic education with a Bachelor's degree graduation (BA) and active 3-year study period. Kamudian started the new 1966/1067 year there are scholars who enter into a permanent lecturer and continue to grow in subsequent years. And almost every year there is the addition of Alumni Undergraduate Lecturer Complete and coupled with Outstanding Lecturer (DLB) is transferred from the Shariah faculty Jambi IAIN STS, both as a professor, as well as DLB. The chaplain elders are:

  • KH. A Rahman Dayah (first Dean)
  • KH. Syarifuddin DNB (Vice Dean)
  • KH. Djanan Thaib
  • KH. Adnan Thaib
  • Shaykh H. Nahri
  • KH. Fachruddin Samad
  • KH. Abdullah Ahmad.
  • KH. David Qahiri
  • KH. Usman Jamal


B. STAIN Kerinci Mandiri

Within five years after nationalization, there is always a gradual addition of permanent lecturers, namely in 1968/1969 came two (2) persons, namely Drs. H. Amiruddin Bakri, and Drs. Aminullah H. Muhammad, then the next year come again Drs. Mohd Ridwan said, Drs. Muhd Djazi HS and Drs. Hasan Badaruddin. Then after this faculty issued alumni of the Bachelor (BA), the alumnus-alumnus immediately accepted as a teaching assistant.

Then, after exiting the Decree of the Minister of Religion No. 69 1982 that the Faculty of Shariah that exist in the environment IAIN Saipuddin Taha Jambi Sulthan enhanced the status of Faculty Associate and held a lecture entitled doktoral.Sehubungan level with the release status at the top, starting in 1982 the faculty of Shariah in Kerinci in Jambi IAIN STS turned into Faculty of Shariah IAIN STS in Kerinci, which is one of the faculty and the parent is in the district within approximately 450 KM from IAIN parent (in the province) that can only be traversed Dengah transfortasi land with tempauh time between 9 till 12 hours.

In the period 1982-1992 the faculty of Shariah IAIN STS in Kerinci implement doctoral education program with the school term of 5 years and the title of graduation (Drs / Dra). Meanwhile, from 1993 till 2001 Academic S1 education program implemented by the title of graduation (S.Ag) from 2002 until now implemented S.1 Academic education program is divided into the Department of Shariah and the Department Tarbiyah with graduation degree Bachelor of Islamic Law (S .HI) for majors Bachelor of Shariah and Islamic Education (S.Pdi) for the department of MT.

In the beginning until the implementation of doctoral education. Although syarai'ah lecturer at the faculty is still a little bit and perhaps less qualified diploma expected to like for a college, but many lecturers who come from Jambi IAIN, as Prof Sheikh HMO Bafadhol (Rector IAIN Jambi), Prof H.Z. Azuan, Drs. Joseph Lopez, Drs. H. Adnan Rusli (Each was assistant rector Jambi IAIN STS). Prof. DR. H. Chatib Quzwein, and coupled with a lecturer from the local government Kerinci District Court, prosecutors Kerinci, Police and others.

After the beginning of the nationalization, there is the addition of full-time lecturers who were brought by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, then a few years later occurred kefakuman and no additional lecturers, then start tahgun 1980s until today, almost every year there is the addition of the lecturers.

Under Law # 2 of 1989 on National Education System and Regulation 30 of 1990 on Higher Education and the attention to the Minister of Education No. 0686 / U / 1991 on Guidelines for Establishment of Universities should focus on one location and not justified, there are two similar faculties in the universities, then by itself Faculty of Sharia in Kerinci in Jambi STS exposed to these provisions, because the first, located in the district that away from the parent, second, that the existing parent IAIN similar faculty, yauti Faculty of Shariah, hence the Faculty of Sharia IAIN STS in Kerinci faced with two choices: join IAIN mains by opening new faculties (Faculty of Da'wa).

In the midst of kekhawatitan and confusion, it appears that the government in this case the Ministry of Religion is huge concern about the fate of the faculties outside the parent, because after all, the faculties had long been active in developing the Islamic Higher Education institutions in Indonesia.

The existence of the faculties in the development area exposed to the changing demands of society and wise to the Government with a level of complexity that is almost equal to the demands faced by IAIN parent. Meanwhile, in his status as a faculty area, the agency limited its movement tends to anticipate demands continue to grow. This status also causes include imbalances relationship with the University-College and other institutions. In many respects, the institutional faculty impressed areas do not have full autonomy to improve the academic quality, because most of the decision making is largely determined by IAIN parent. On the other hand, the presence of local faculty can also be seen as an additional burden for the management of the parent IAIN itself. Thus, rationalizing institutional faculty by eliminating duplication and develop the faculties into domestic Islamic Institute (STAIN) is a highly strategic policy options.

In 1997 out of the Republic of Indonesia Presidential Decree 11 of 1997 on the establishment of the College of Islamic Religious Affairs, Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Mr. dr.H.Tarmizi Thaher on 25 Syafar 1418 H coincides with the date of June 30, 1997 M, opened officially opening College of Islamic Religion of State in Indonesia totaling 33 pieces, including the inauguration of the Faculty of Sharia Kerinci became State Islamic Institute (STAIN) Kerinci held handover over the status of the Rector of STS Jambi father Prof. Dr. H. Sulaiman Abdullah told the acting Chairman STAIN Kerinci namely Drs. Mohd. Said Ridwan. And the handover was held over this status began the academic year 1997/1998 all the affairs and administration, personnel and finance of State Islamic Institute (STAIN) Kerinci can be managed entirely by STAIN Kerinci and responsible to the Minister of Religious Affairs in the operation and Development State Islamic Institute (STAIN) is based on the STAIN STATUTE Kerinci, namely the Decree of the Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia No. 327 in 1997, the decision of the Minister of Religion No. 294 of 1997 on the Organization and Procedures of the State Islamic Institute (STAIN) Kerinci. Decision of the Director General of Islamic institution building No. E / 136/1997 of the Transfer Status of the Faculty area became Islamic High School State.

In the first year became STAIN (1997) has opened educational program profsi Act IV, in 1998/1999 Academic Education program is opened again S1 Department tarbiyah, with two studies program (PAI and KI) and 1 (one) Professional Education Program, which is D2

In the academic year 1998/1999 STAIN kerinci own two (2) Academic education programs S1, namely:

Department of Shari'ah with two (2) Studies are: Akhwal al-Asyakhsiyah (AS) and Tenets (M).
Programs MT, with two (2) Studies program, which the Islamic Religious Education (PAI) and the Islamic Education (KI) Program PendidikanProfesional, namely Act IV and D2 (PGAI and PGMI).
This situation runs until 2003, and in the academic year 2004/2005 at the Department of MT have opened Program Tadris Arabic and English Studies program Tadris and opened again in 2005/2006 Study program Mathematics and Biology. Over the past four years, 2008/2009 2011/2012 s.d. In the 2011/2012 period, STAIN has from opening new study programs include Islamic Education Management (MPI) and the Islamic Guidance and Counseling (BKI). Even in the period of 2012 has come out anyway license to Sharia Banking Studies Program in addition STAIN Kerinci has submitted a proposal for the opening of new study programs that include;

  • Study Program for MT;
  • Economic Shari'ah, Accounting Shari'ah and Law of the State for the Department of Shariah;
  • Tafsir Hadith Studies Program and Philosophy for the Department of Aqidah Ushuluddin;
  • Program Management Studies Islamic Da'wah and guidance counseling to the Department of Da'wah.


The struggle to develop STAIN Kerinci to exist and thrive into Islamic Universities leading in this area is part of the answer to the state of Indonesia which was hit by a multidimensional crisis and is believed to only be able to appear and move through improving the quality of human resources, thus enabling bounce back and strengthen confidence in her ability. Efforts to raise yourself back should be comprehensive to advance the field of education, research and Community Service.

Education required the nation today is an institution that combines advances in science and technology (science) and the confidence of faith and piety (imtak). Dualism, even a dichotomous antagonism, between these two important aspects of life that have turned out to produce on the one side the scientists and technocrats are clever but unscrupulous, and on the other hand, pious religious leaders but not responsive to change.

One of the institutions that play an important role are college and, already should be, universities are directed to study and teach Islam to assume greater responsibility. That responsibility becomes even more important for universities sponsored and initiated by the state that the representation for all Indonesian people.

State Islamic Institute (STAIN) Kerinci, specializing the assessment in the field of Islamic religion and the sciences keilslaman, has made a positive contribution and strategic contribution in the development of society, the nation and the state, especially in this region. However, this does not mean STAIN to be complacent and put itself like an ivory tower, but must foster and develop itself to be a center of excellence (center of excellence) and a pioneering source (source of pioneerhip). STAIN enhancement and development efforts should be realized among other things by establishing the vision, mission reinforce and strengthen infrastructure, and increased status. To meet the needs of society and government, as well as the demands of the times, then STAIN Kerinci need to be upgraded to a IAIN.



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