Islamic Dakwah in Taiwan: Activities and Challenges

  • Iwan Setiawan Institut Agama Islam Darussalam (IAID) Ciamis, Indonesia
  • Kung Hsiang-his National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Lilis Nurteti Institut Agama Islam Darussalam (IAID) Ciamis, Indonesia
  • Soong Tse-ven National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan


This article aims to discuss the activities and challenges of Indonesian Muslim dakwah in Taiwan. Firstly the concept of dakwah and the history of Islam in Taiwan was explained before discussing the activities and challenges of dakwah in Taiwan. This research is a qualitative research with library research. The documentation method is used to collect data related to the activities and challenges of Indonesian Muslim dakwah in Taiwan. Sources of data in this study are books, articles, and websites. In addition, interviews via social media were conducted to the secretary-general of the Indonesian Student Association in Taiwan. The results showed that the activities of Indonesian Muslim dakwah in Taiwan are inseparable from the existence of mosques that serve as centers of dakwah activity. The forms of Indonesian Muslim dakwah activities in Taiwan are Islamic teaching, publishing Islamic bulletins, learning to read the Koran, and celebrating religious holidays. The dakwah challenges in Taiwan faced were that Dakwah activities were still carried out internally in their respective ethnic groups, Dakwah financing was minimal, and the difficulty of regenerating Muslim youth. Added to this is the challenge from outside in the form of reporting on a Western perspective that Islam is a radical religion. Plus, the Taiwan government adheres to the concept of freedom of religion. Every citizen may adhere to a religion or not adhere.


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Setiawan, I., Hsiang-his, K., Nurteti, L., & Tse-ven, S. (2020). Islamic Dakwah in Taiwan: Activities and Challenges. Religious Studies: An International Journal, 8(1), 83-96. Retrieved from