Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Arab

Brief History

The development team of the Faculty of Ushuluddin, Adab, and Da’wah at IAIN (the State Islamic Institute of) Syekh Nurjati Cirebon proposed the establishment of the Arabic Language and Literature Department to the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in 2015. The faculty’s academic community and the rector of IAIN, Sheikh Nurjati, fully supported the refinement of the proposal into a formal document. This effort is a strategic step, and recognition of the importance of strengthening the teaching and study of Arabic literature and language within the framework of Islamic higher education in Indonesia fueled this effort.

On September 16, 2016, when the Director General of Islamic Education of the Ministry of Religious Affairs issued Decree No. 5196 of 2016, the development team achieved positive results. Prof. Dr. Phil. H. Kamaruddin Amin, MA, endorsed the decree. This decree gave official recognition and legitimacy to the establishment of IAIN Sheikh Nurjati Cirebon’s Arabic Language and Literature Department. The date of this approval became known as the Anniversary of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature (BSA), which marked the establishment of a new scientific organisation that was born and ready to provide substantial progress in the field of Arabic language and literature.

The Arabic Language and Literature Department of IAIN Sheikh Nurjati officially started offering classes in 2017. In 2022, based on the Regulation of the Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Number 7 of 2022. The Faculty of Ushuluddin, Adab and Da’wah be divided into two separate faculties: (1) the Faculty of Ushuluddin and Adab, and (2) the Faculty of Da’wah and Islamic Communication. The Department of Arabic Language and Literature was included into the Faculty of Ushuluddin and Adab.

The establishment of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature is a significant achievement for IAIN Sheikh Nurjati Cirebon. This department aims to be a centre for education and teaching in improving and developing Arabic language skills, Arabic language and literature studies, translation, and the study of ancient Arabic manuscripts. The Department of Arabic Language and Literature (BSA) has undergone several leadership changes, including the following:

 

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