Campus Dakwah Institute

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Campus Dakwah Institute
Lembaga Dakwah Kampus
Abbreviation LDK
Type student organization
Legal status active
Purpose Islamic propagation
Official language
Bahasa Indonesia

Campus Dakwah Institute (Lembaga Dakwah Kampus), often abbreviated as LDK, is an inter-campus student organization linking every university in Indonesia, aimed for the proselytization of Islam (dawah). Most of the universities in Indonesia is required to have their LDK branch. In each campus, the LDK branch can be different in its organization, in which different names are often employed, including Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa Islam (Islamic Student Activity Unit), Islamic Spirituality (Kerohanian Islam), Islamic Studies Forum (Forum Studi Islam), and Islamic Spiritual Body (Badan Kerohanian Islam).[1]


LDK emerged during the 80's as a body for the propagation of Islam at the universities, principally targeting students and the affiliates of academia, demographics which considered to be the strategic subjects for the societal changes from the perspective of their roles in the society.[2] Its development can be traced back to the Soeharto regime's refusal of Masyumi Party's political participation, and the subsequent establishment of Dewan Dakwah Islamiyah Indonesia (DDII), an organization dedicated to Islamic propagation, by the former leader of Masyumi Party Mohammad Natsir. Penetration of DDII into the university campuses, primarily elite secular universities such as Bandung Institute of Technology, University of Indonesia, Bogor Agricultural University and Gadjah Mada University had initiated the formulation of LDK.[3][4] Through the course of the history of Islam in Indonesia, LDK has been considered an indirect source of the rapid development of Islam in the late 20th century.

Interorganizational system

LDK Hospitality Forum

LDK Hospitality Forum (FSLDK or FSLDKI) is an open forum for the LDK members to discuss the meta-issues regarding each of the LDK chapters.[5] FSLDK is open for every LDK members and they are entitled to join the group. The network is widespread throughout the archipelago, similarly to LDK. Currently, the membership counts 860. At the national level, there is FSLDKN, which operates as a directorial administration of the FSLDK throughout the country. FSLDKN aims to discuss the role of LDK in the national and international scope, and responsible for managing PUSKOSMAS (LDK National Center for Communication). At the regional level, there is FSKDKD which aims at reflecting the direction of FSLDKN, discussing the role of LDK at the local level, and responsible for managing PUSKOMDA (LDK Central Communication Area). The agenda of FSLDK is increasingly becoming diverse, ranging from the assistance of local LDK chapters, management training, participation at the international symposium to disaster management.


  1. ^ Azra, Azyumardi. (2000). Islam substantif. Bandung, Mizan.
  2. ^ Diederich, Mathias. (2002). A Closer Look at Dakwah and Politics in Indonesia : The Partai Keadilan. Some insights into its History and an Analysis of its Programs and Statutes. Archipel, Volume 64, No.1, pp.101-115
  3. ^ Jalan Panjang Lembaga Dakwah Kampus (1). Republika Online. Retrieved November 15, 2017
  4. ^ Jalan Panjang Lembaga Dakwah Kampus (2-habis). Republika Online. Retrieved November 15, 2017
  5. ^ Ronidin, Ronidin. (2016). GERAKAN SASTRA KEAGAMAAN DI INDONESIA SESUDAH REFORMASI 1998. Jurnal Puitika.
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