Biography of KH. Miftachul Akhyar

Biography of KH. Miftachul Akhyar
Sumber Gambar: Dok. Laduni.ID (ist)

List of content of KH. Miftachul Akhyar

  1. Birth
  2. Family
  3. Education
  4. Caregiver of Pesantren
  5. Gait at NU
  6. Role Model



KH. Miftachul Akhyar was born in 1953. He is the ninth son of thirteen children, from KH. Abdul Ghoni, a caregiver at the Pesantren Tahsinul Akhlaq Rangkah.

KH Miftachul Akhyar’s father is a close friend of KH. M. Usman al-Ishaqi Sawahpulo when they were both studying at KH. Romli in Rejoso, Jombang.


KH. Miftachul Akhyar is a figure who has a broad mastery of religious knowledge and Sheikh Masduki Lasem interested in him, so that he was taken as son in law by his teacher who was counted as a special alumni at the Pesantren Tremas, Pacitan, East Java.


Since childhood KH. Miftachul Akhyar grew up in his father's upbringing, he studied various religious disciplines from his father. After he finished studying with his father, he continued to study at several Pesantren including, Pesantren Tambakberas , Jombang, East Java, Pesantren  Rejoso, Jombang, East Java, Pesantren Sidogiri, Pasuruan, East Java, Pesantren Lasem, Central Java, Majlis Ta'lim Sayyid Muhammad bin Alawi Al-Makki Al-Maliki in Malang, precisely when Sayyid Muhammad was still teaching in Indonesia.

Caregiver of Pesantren

KH. Miftachul Akhyar is the caregiver of the Pesantren Miftachus Sunnah Islamic in Surabaya, a nail for the earth for the city of Surabaya, the capital of East Java with a majority nahdliyin population.

Gait at NU

KH. Miftachul Akhyar is an individual born and raised from tradition and willing to serve at Nahdlatul Ulama since he was young. Some of his positions at Nahdlatul Ulama:

Rais Syuriyah PCNU Surabaya in 2000-2005

Rais Syuriyah PWNU East Java in 2007-2013, 2013-2018

Deputy Rais Aam PBNU in 2015-2020

Rais Aam PBNU in 2018-2020

General Chairperson of the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) for the 2020-2025 period

His willingness to become PBNU's Rais Aam Officer after receiving many requests from senior and respected figures at Nahdlatul Ulama, one of the figure was Mustasyar PBNU KH. Maimoen Zubair said he had met KH. Miftahul Akhyar twice asked to be willing to occupy the position of Rais Aam PBNU.

KH. Miftahul Akhyar as PBNU's representative of the Ra'is 'Aam. “and in this case I have met  KH. Miftahul Akhyar twice pleaded with him to be willing to occupy Rais 'Aam PBNU," wrote KH. Maimun Zubair in an official release to the media on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Role Model

KH. Miftachul Akhyar is an Islamic teacher (kyai) who is simple and has good morals, especially the manners of respecting guests. He did not hesitate to directly serve, pour, fetch, serve food and drinks through his own hands, without the help of helpers. This is his character who continues the moral example of his father who also behaved like that to his guests.