State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi is a higher learning institution which plays strategic role in developing religious and general knowledge, science and technology based on Islamic tenets. Conducting the new paradigm development which in its role expected to bridge the gap of dichotomy among the sciences, in the society as well as in global context.
The policy of State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi with its new paradigm, by dealing with actual issues as well as future prediction, and also motivated by current phenomenon indicated with high motivation showed by learned groups to integrate the sciences, beside the growing expectation of all users (stakeholders) toward variety of proposed study programs.
In responding that matter, since the opportunity of decentralization for higher learning institutions is widely opened, it’s a momentum which should be grabbed with concrete steps toward programmed development which continue through professional managerial, transparent, self supporting, and democratic system.
As an effort to appreciate its new paradigm, State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi is expected to have the competitive excellence globally. We do appreciate the publishing of this profile. Hopefully the effort resulted value added and worthly contributed to enhance and develop State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi and to get mercyful from Allah Almighty. Amien.
“ Toward State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi as center for excellence and society pride which put empowering and quality as priorities and also trust in serving.”
1. Empowering potency in developing Islamic Studies, science, and technology in teaching and learning field.
2. Developing the quality of research and multidiscipline studies for academic and civilization purposes.
3. Improving the involvement of the Institute with full trutwothins in social service based on Islamic vision and knowledge for the realization of civilized society.
4. Building trust and cooperation with many isntitutions in developing the institution and promoting the Tri Dharma quality.
History of State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Sutlhan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi
State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi was born as to cater for Islamic religion growth in Jambi. It was pushed by the eagerness of society and moslem scholars during the period, after paying attention to the number of Islamic Schools in preparing students to further their study to any Islamic University of Institute in Jambi, whereas there is no higher education at that time able to accomodate their alumni, hence performed by a Congress of Moslem Scholars in Jambi in the year of 1957 which resulted in a decision that it’s time to establish an Institute in Jambi. So on 29th September 1960, Faculty of Shari’ah of Al Hikmah Islamic Institute was established under the supervision from Islamic Education Institution (YPI) of Jambi.
In the first three years, Faculty of Syari’ah have shown good relationship between the Dean and the society as well as the local government and also the central government. Later by decision letter of Minister of Religious Affairs No. 50, 1963 dated of May 12th, 1963, Faculty of Shari’ah officially had became the Faculty of Shari’ah, a branch of the State Institute (IAIN) Syarf Hidayatullah Jakarta, which turned later on as a branch of The State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Raden Fatah Palembang. This motivated moslem scholars, the society and the goverment officers, especially the Governor of Jambi, at that time was M.J. Singadekane to strive for the State Islamic Institute in Jambi with more faculties.
On the other side, commencing from the date of 11 July 1965, College of Ma’arif have owned the Faculty of Tarbiyah and Ushuluddin in Jambi and also at that time in Kerinci, the Muhammadiyah Faculty of Shari’ah was also established in March 1964. Based on the motivation above and in order to fulfill the desire of all government officers, society, moslem scholars as well as the local government of Jambi Province, Faculty o Tarbiyah and Ushuluddin in Ma’arif Instituton and Faculty of Shari’ah of Muhammadiyah Islamic Higher learning Institution in Kerinci was proposed to be joined in a place to become faculties in Jambi State Islamic Institute. That proposal was don, based on Indonesia Parliament (MPR Ri) decision No. 11, 1960 and the regulation of Minister of Religious Affairs No. 5, 1963, that for the condition of founding the Institute with three faculties, on 30th September 1965 by Decision letter of the Governor of Jambi No. 18, 1965 formed by Committee of the opening preparation of the State Institute for Islamic Studies of Jambi agreed by the Minister of Religious Affairs with the decision letter, No. 83, 1965. After passing long process, journey and struggel conducted by the committee of the Opening Preparation of State Institute for Islamic Studies of Jambi, Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia finally agreed with the establishment of State Institute for Islamic Studies in the Province of Jambi by the decision letter No. 84, 1967 daed at 27th of July 1967. And based on the Minister of Religious Affairs’ decision, on September 8th 1967/ 3 Jumadil Akhir 1387 H, the commencing of the State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi was launched by the Minister of Relgious Affairs, Prof. K. H. Saifuddin Zuhri.
Few years later, by the release of decision letter from the Minister of Religious Affairs No. 69, 1982 date 27th of July 1982, that the status of faculty which existed in the State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddi Jambi was graded up from young faculty to madya faculty. And with this decision, the state Institute for Islamic Studies are allowed to conduct higher learning studies up to doctoral degrees.
In 1995, when the lecturers with Magister and doctoral degree qualifications are needed, hence the idea open post graduate programs, IAIN Jambi then decided to open the programs. In Februari 1999 Committee of Preparation of Post Graduate Program led by Prof. Dr. H. Sulaiman Abdullah seriously, strive to draw up the preparation program for the founding the post graduate programs and later sent to the Ministry of Religious Afairs in Jakarta on 14th of April 1999, and it was followed by teh Departement of Religious Affairs in with visitations (field visits) to Jambi through a team led by Prof. Dr. H. Mastuhu, M.Ed, to ensure the preparation of State Islamic Institute Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi to open their post graduate programs. There were two visits namely in 14-15 July 1999 and 30-31 Juli 1999. Its resulted in recommedation that IAIN Jambi is eleigble to open the post graduate programs, what was later confirmed by decision latter by the General Director of Islamic Religion No. E/283/1999 dated at September, 2d 1999 about the commencement of Post Graduate Program in IAIN Jambi.
Faculties and Programs
Faculty of Shari’ah
Creating academic, knowledgeable and creative personels based on Islamic teachings and knowledge, and to produce scholars with competitive competency in responding global needs in the field of Shari’ah at general.
1. Islamic Civic Laws
2. Criminal Law and Islamic Politics
3. Comparison of Mazhab and Laws
4. Islamic Economy
5. Public Administration Science
6. Islamic Political Science
7. Islamic Transaction
Faculty of Tarbiyah
Creating good behaviour and knowldgable moslem scholars wirh mature spiritual integrity, emotionally, intellectually and physically, responsible creatively and dynamically to the future of religion and nation, capable to perform as well as to evaluate teaching and learning process indicated that with the ability to obeserve, plan, develop, evaluate, and to implement the ideas in its effort to perform Islam and to enlighten the nation life.
The Faculty of Tarbiyah has nine departments:
1. Islamic Religion Education and Teaching
2. Islamic Education
3. Education of Arabic Language Teaching
4. Departement of Matehmatics Teaching
5. Departement of Physics Teaching
6. Departement of Biology Teaching
7. Departement of English Teaching
8. Islamic Elementary Teacher’s Education
9. Extention Program
Faculty of Ushuluddin
The vision and mission of the Faculty of Ushuluddin as an outstanding academic adn center for Islamic Studies in the area of studies of aqidah, philosophy, Tasir, hadith, journalistic and communications. Creating pious moslem scholars with good manner, knowledgable, smart, creative, professional, trusted, thinkable, able to analyze and mastering Islamic Sciences with high commitment to serve with his knowledge to society, people and nation.
Departement and Study Programs in Ushuluddin
1. Aqidah and Philosophy
2. Tafsir Hadith
3. Dakwah (Islamic Preaching)
4. Journalistic Science
5. Islamic Counselling
FACULTY OF ADAB
Faculty of Adab is opened to provide a center od excellence to transform culture, civilization, and Islamization owning excellent competitive skills in the academic region and professionality, and to realize the integrity, moral, spirituality of society. Producing scholars with excellency in academic and professionality in teh field of Islamic History and Civilization, Language and arabic Literature, language and English Literature and Library Science.
Departements and study programs available in Faculty of Adab are:
1. Islamix History and Civilization
2. Arabic Literature
3. English Literature
4. Public Administration Science
5. :Library Science
POST GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Producing moslem magisters with high integrity and wide vision, able to do researcj and to develop Islamic Studies for the development of the Science and technology based on moral Islamic heritage with noble personality, realizing the law supremacy, to put forward the priority of national unity, committed academically and has knowledge contrbutions for noble aspirations.
The programs available in IAIN Jambi Post Graduate Studies are:
1. Islamic Education Management
2. Islamic Law
3. Islamic Philosophy
4. Islamic Economic
The improvement of human resources done through the quality and quantity improvement of professional lecturers and administrative personnels by furthering studies for all academic and non academic with scholarshi and other faculties. The amount of human resources in State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi as follows:
Fulltime lecturers : 253 lecturers
Parttime lecturers : 275 lecturers
Professor : 11
Administrative personnel : 136
Librarian : 5 Librarians
Student : 5.269 students
Institution and Cooperations
A. Structural Board
The structural board constitutes the implementation unit in the State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi which its existence quoted in theInstitute Chart, consisted of:
1. Research Center (PUSLIT)
2. Centere for The Society Development (PPM)
3. UPT Library
B. Non Structural Boards;
1. Center for Woman Study
2. Center for Students’ Activity
3. Center for Teaching and Learning Development (CTLD)
4. Law Laboratory
5. Computerization’s Center
6. UPT PPL
For the development of educational prpgress, research, and social services, State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi has managed several cooperations with many institutions, especially between colleges and institutes, both locally and abroad.
Student’s organization represents one of institute medium for the development of students n knowledge extention and promoting their intellectuality. Students’ organization in State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi consisted of two classifications; structural and non structural.
1. Structural of Student Organization
a. Institute Level
- Institute’s Student Consideration Council (BPMI)
- Institute’s Student Executive Council (BEM)
- Institute’s Student Legislative Council (DLMI)
- Lawcourt of Institute’s Student (MMI)
- Students’ Force (MENWA)
- Students’ Cooperation (KOPMA)
- Campus’ Mission Board (LDK)
- Back to Nature Program (MAPALA)
- Association of Qori and Qori’ah Students (HIQMA)
- Students’ Mass Media
- Campus’ radio
b. Faculty Level
- Faculty’s Student Executive Council (BEMF)
- Faculty’s Student Legislative Council (BEMF)
c. Departement Level
- Departement’s Student Executive Council (BEMJ)
- Departement’s Student Legislative Council (DLMJT)
KINDS OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES
a. Academic Activities
b. Non Academic Activities
- Press Publishing
- Arts and Music
- Social Activity
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITY FACILITIES
- Student Centre
- Takraw Field
- Volley Field
- Band Set
- Football Field
- Tennis Court
- Table Tennis
- Basket Ball Courts
- Children of Indonesian Army Veterans
- Ministry of Religious Affairs
- PT. PLN (Persero)
- Conocho Phillips
- Eka Karya Foundation
State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi in Implementing its fundamental duty and its function supported by its two campuses which located at two locations; Telanaipura Campus and at main campus in Sungai Duren Muaro Jambi.
The Institute library has 17.886 titles and collections od books with 74.665 exemplars, in bahasa Indonesia, English, Arabic and some from other languages also available.
There are three laboratories:
1. Ntegrated Lab including Chemistry, Physics and Biology labs.
2. Language Lab.
3. Micro Teaching Lab.
State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi has already owned 33 units of various kinds of transportation means, from vehicles for officers and staff to students’ vehicles.
Journals in State Institute for Islamic Studies Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi consisted of:
1. Journal of Media Academica
2. Journal of Research of Sulthan Thaha
3. Harakat an-Nisa