Lukman Hakim Saifuddin was born in Jakarta, November 25, 1962. His father was a Minister of Religious Affairs at the time of President Soekarno (1962-1968). He finished his Elementary and junior high school in Jakarta. Then he studied at Pondok Pesantren Darussalam Gontor, Ponorogo, East Java. He continued his study at the Faculty of Dakwa, Islamic University of As-Syafiiyah, Jakarta. During his college years, Lukman was active in Nahdlatul Ulama. He stands out in the field of study, training, and research. As His political career, he followed the NU tradition at that time anchored to the United Development Party (PPP). At the age of 35 years he became a member of the House of Representatives 1997-1999 period. Subsequently, three consecutive elections he became a member of the House and the latter, he became Vice Chairman of the MPR RI 2009-2014. At the end of 2014, he was appointed President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) to replace Suryadharma Ali, Chairman of DPP PPP, to become Minister of Religion Affairs in United Indonesia Cabinet. He served as a minister for only three months at the end of the SBY period. Due to his consistency in carrying fruitful results, At The leadership of the elected president Jokowi reappointed Lukman Hakim Saifuddin as Minister of Religious Affairs in the Indonesian Working Cabinet 2014-2019