Curriculum System of Pondok Pesantren Al-Bahjah, Cirebon, West Java

Executive Director of InMind Institute Yon Machmudi, Ph.D. with Ahmad Faisal wrote about the curriculum of a Islamic boarding school, Pondok Pesantren Al-Bahjah in West Java, Indonesia. This paper was published by Universitas Indonesia (UI) as proceeding at UI Proceedings on Social Science and Humanities on 2019 and accessible on

This paper discusses a pesantren in Cirebon, West Java, namely Pondok Pesantren Al-Bahjah. The study was carried out with qualitative research, using the interview method as the primary data, observation, and a literature review of books as well as documents held at Pondok Pesantren Al-Bahjah. The study found that Pondok Pesantren Al-Bahjah is a pesantren that uses two systems, namely a boarding school system that has formal education employing the Qur’anic memorization method (Qur’ani Islamic Elementary School, Qur’ani Islamic Junior High School, Qur’ani Islamic High School) and the pondok pesantren system, namely Pondok Pesantren Tahfidh and Pondok Pesantren Tafaqquh. The paper discusses aspects of teaching applied in the pesantren and boarding schools of Al-Bahjah.

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