Abdul Wahid Hasyim (June 1, 1914 – April 19, 1953) was the first Minister of Religious Affairs in the government of President Sukarno of Indonesia, a post he held in 1945, and from 1949 to 1952.

Abdul Wahid Hasyim
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Abdul Wahid Hasyim and his wife, Siti Solichah
1st Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
In office
30 September 1945 – 14 November 1945
Preceded byNone, new term
Succeeded byRasjidi
In office
6 September 1950 – 3 April 1952
Preceded byMasjkur
Succeeded byFakih Usman
In office
20 December 1949 – 6 September 1950
Preceded byMasjkur
Succeeded byMasjkur
Personal details
Born(1914-06-01)June 1, 1914
Jombang, East Java, Dutch East Indies
DiedApril 19, 1953(1953-04-19) (aged 38)
Cimahi, West Java, Indonesia
Cause of deathTraffic collision
Spouse(s)Solehah binti K.H. Bisri Syansuri
ChildrenK.H. Abdurrahman Wahid
Aisyah Hamid Baidlowi
K.H. Salahuddin Wahid
dr. Umar Wahid, Sp.P
Lily Chodijah Wahid
Hasyim Wahid
Wahid Hasyim when he was 12 years old

He was the son of Nahdlatul Ulama founder Hasyim Asy'ari and went on to lead the organization.[1] In the future his son, Abdurrahman Wahid, also held the same office in NU, and later was elected as President of Indonesia in 1999.

One of the main roads in central Jakarta, Jalan Wahid Hasyim, is named after him.


  1. ^ National Information and Communication Agency 2001, p. 6
  • K.H. Abdurrahman Wahid: President of the Republic of Indonesia. National Information and Communication Agency. 2001. OCLC 47863547.