Abdul Karim Jamak almost straight into a discussion of the religious phenomenon in Kerinci, Sumatra and even in Southeast Asia. His activities are mostly done in Kerinci, as a place that is quite difficult to reach once, to be controversial with many additional stories about him. This study wants to explore the biography of Abdul Karim Jamak and his role in Islamic missionary activity, and to describe some of the results of the research before about this an Islamic ulama of the Kerinci. The results of this study itself show that controversial stories about Jamaah Islamiyah led by Abdul Karim is not an Islamic deviant splinter group. In fact, Abdul Karim plays an important role in islamization and could be positioned as one of the scholars of the archipelago, and even Southeast Asia ulama from Kerinci, Indonesia.