The Existence of Lembaga Dakwah Islam Indonesia (Ldii) and Response of Muslims Community in Medan (Published)
This article aims to find out the response of the Muslims community regarding the existence of the LDII (Lembaga Dakwah Islam Indonesia/Indonesian Islamic Da’wah Institute), especially the response of the Muslims in a village named Binjai, Medan Denai Subdistrict. The research method used is a qualitative method by relying on field studies. Since its found in Indonesia precisely on January 3, 1972, the LDII has caused a lot of chaos and polemics in the midst of Indonesian society, one of them with the emergence of understandings that are very worrying for Muslims in Indonesia. This research has several findings that prove a negative response from Muslims to the existence of LDII around them, namely: (1) LDII still teaches the old paradigm of Islam Jama’ah; (2) a heretical organization that violates the Islamic Shari’a; (3) communication that is not harmonious between Muslims and LDII worshipers; (4) LDII still impressed exclusively.