Dayah Cot Kala dan Pendidikan Islam di Nusantara
This article discusses the development of Islamic education in Indonesian archipelago
starting from Dayah (traditional Islamic boarding school) of Cot Kala as the first Islamic
education. Dayah plays a very significant role in the development of Islamic Education
from the early period of Islam entering Indonesia to the present days. Moreover, the concept
of education in dayah does not only focus on teaching material things but also covers
all aspects of life. However, every period has it ebb and flow, so does dayah education
system. During Dutch colonialism, dayah was impacted as the ulama (dayah leader)
and santri (dayah student) was fighting in the war. Post the war, dayah was reorganized.
Ulama and santri re-build dayah to be a better Islamic education institution and become
a source of reference for all element of the community. These days dayah obtains a good
place in the community, and all elements of dayah are honored because they are seen as
a source of knowledge and are able to guide people to be better.