Dewan Dakwah Islamiyah Indonesia
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The Dewan Dakwah Islamiyah Indonesia (DDII), one of the most prominent daʿwa (Islamic proselytising) organisations in modern Indonesia, was founded in 1967 at a gathering attended by members of the then recently disbanded Masyumi party. Led by Mohammad Natsir (1908–93), Masyumi had campaigned—unsuccessfully—during the first decade and a half of Indonesian independence for Islam to be accorded an expanded role in the formal institutions of the Indonesian state. However the political realities of the New Ord…

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Feener, R. Michael, “Dewan Dakwah Islamiyah Indonesia”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335714, 2017, 2017-2

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