Spirit Gerakan Filantropi Islam Asia Tenggara dari Yogyakarta

Posted May 8th, 2018 in Article

In current development, zakah and waqf attract serious attention from many stakeholders in Indonesia and also in the neighbouring countries as well. Many events have been organized to discuss on how to establish zakah and waqf institution that enable government to improve the welfare of the society. Similar effort has been conducted to enable zakah and waqf system working effectively and efficiently within the Islamic Economic System. From legal and regulatory perspectives, the enactment of zakah and waqf in Indonesia might prove its serious efforts. In Indonesia there are many zakah and waqf institutions accross the country, Badan Amil Zakat Nasional (BAZNAS) and Badan Wakaf Indonesia (BWI) are among the examples beside many zakah and waqf institutions initiated by society such as Lembaga Amil Zakat (LAZ). In Indonesia there are many LAZ operated nationwide, such as Rumah Zakat Indonesia, Dompet Dhuafa, Darut Tauhid, etc. We can also find many LAZ institutions operated in local areas. All these establishments put together might provide a very significant contribution in the society’s development. The existence of various zakah and waqf institutions may lead to the importance of developing Islamic Philantropy to support a more sound and healthy economic system.

The 6th SouthEast Asia International Islamic Philantropy Conference, Ummah Excellence through Integrating Islamic Philantropy and Islamic Social Finance into the Mainstream Economy on 24-26 April 2018 in Yogyakarta Indonesia, is therefore a timely event in facilitating the discussion on that subject. This conference, reaching the 6th series, is a very good platform to those actively contribute to the development of Islamic Philantropy in general and zakah waqf in particular. Incorporating these institutions into mainstream economic system may give a constructive and positive effect on the economic development of the society.  This 6th conference is organized by Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII), through its Department of Economics and Magister of Islamic Economics and Finance (MEK), in cooperation with Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia and Institut Manajemen Zakat (IMZ). It is also supported by some other institutions, such as Islamic Economic Studies and Thought Centre (ISTC), and Malaysia Doctorate Support Group (MDSG).

The issues addressed in this conference is quite broad under the the scope of Islamic Philantropy and its related areas. This  conference managed to attract around 45 papers, 27 from various campuses in Indonesia and 18 from Malaysian and Brunei universities. Not only papers on zakah and waqf but also articles on Islamic Banking Finance and Economics have been sucessfully collected through this scientific event. Hopefully this conference can contribute to the development of Islamic Philantropy for the welfare of the Ummah as it provides ideas, ways and steps for its development.

Located at Eastparc Hotel Yogyakarta, for three days all conference participants will present the results of philanthropic research and Islamic economics. Then, on the last day the conference participants will be invited to “see is believing” to see directly two ZISWAF-based education programs (zakat, infaq, almsgiving, waqf), namely economic empowerment of Imogiri Batik craftsmen assisted by Dompet Dhuafa Yogyakarta and health empowerment of the Rumah Sehat BAZNAS in Yogyakarta.

A visit to the economic empowerment of Imogiri Batik craftsmen assisted by Dompet Dhuafa Yogyakarta

A visit to the health empowerment of the Rumah Sehat BAZNAS in Yogyakarta

Main speaker of 6th SEAIIPC  2018:
1. H. Muhammad Fuad Nasar, S.Sos., M.Sc., Director Zakat and Waqf Empowerment, Ministry of Religious Affairs
2. Prof Dr Abd Halim Mohd Noor, CIPSF UiTM Melaka Malaysia
3. Dr. Rahmat Hidayat, Haj Financial Management Agency Indonesia
4. Prof. Bambang Sudibyo, Chairman of The National Board of Zakat, Indonesia, BAZNAS
5. Agus Widarjono, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Economics FE UII
6. Drg. Imam Rulyawan, MARS., President Director of Dompet Dhuafa
7. Iwan Rudiyana, Mandiri Amal Insani Foundation

8. Dr. Irfan Syauqi Beik, Director of Puskas Baznas, CIBEST IPB

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