Islamic education in Indonesia has been going on since the introducing of Islam in Indonesia starting with informal education that personal relationships between broadcasters of Islamic preachers who came to Indonesia with the surrounding community. A relationship that led to the initial recognition of the Islamic community, then began appearing of Islamic education in non-formal centers such as in the mosque. In this place was taken away in non-formal education, diverse learners are still a child and there are also adults. Once the need for education among the Muslim community, they begin to appear formal educational institutions such as schools, Islamic schools and madrasah as well as Islamic universities. Islamic education experience its dynamics in terms of both quantitative and qualitative in the light of the qualitative. Qualitative terms of Islamic education experienced rapid growth throughout Indonesia with thousands of Islamic boarding schools (pesantren), schools and madrasah. In view of the qualitative angle of Islamic education, has evolved from traditional education appears to be a modern Islamic education is able to provide its response to the progress of the times and was able to give contribution to the development of the nation, and the state. On the relation with this, the Islamic education in Indonesia has a very important position and strategic, because that is the Law of National Education System that Islamic education occupies a position as a sub-system of the National Education System.
Spiritual Leadership: A Solution of the Leadership Crisis in Islamic Education in Indonesia (Published)
The main goal of this research is to describe the role of spiritual leadership or prophetic leadership for development Islamic education. Research conducted in five schools that implement the prophetic leadership and his school well developed. The conclusions of this research are: first, spiritual leadership is very effective for building organizational culture of the school. Secondly, spiritual leadership is the leadership based on piety, leadership by holy war spirit and total leadership. Their hearts, heads, and hands are used for serving and obedience for the sake of God (mardlôtillah). Third, Spiritual leadership proves to be able to make effective school: conducive school organization culture, effective school organization process and learning innovation. Fourth, spirituality that develops in the leadership is ascetic spirituality. Ascetic spirituality is intensive obedience to God resulting in good deed.