THE ROLE OF ZAKAT IN NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

THE ROLE OF ZAKAT IN NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Ihsana El Khuluqo, Ihsana El Khuluqo

Islam is a recognized religion by Allah SWT. Islam is a proper religion to follow and implement in any epoch. The greatness of Islam is proven by its thoroughness. Islam is happiness in life and afterlife, Islam is ibadah and muamalahh, aqidah and sharia, civilization and tamaddun. The Islamic sharia was not only founded on aqidah and ibadah, Islamic sharia also put a large emphasis on positive effort in increasing mans’ standard of living through building understanding in economic and social activity.
Lately, with the advances in economic around the world, the economic activity is increasing in its complexities. A large portion of today youths are experiencing job and food shortage. The same phenomenon also happens in Indonesia. A lot of people had lost their job, in which more than 86% of Indonesian are Moslems. A lot of economic and social hardship will continue to exist if the economic condition did not recover. As an alternative solution for said problem, zakat is a viable solution to increase standard of living and stimulate spending. As such governmental political will to organize zakat at state level become important to increase awareness about zakat. Governmental role is very important to actualize the essential goal of zakat.

Islam is a recognized religion by Allah SWT. Islam is a proper religion to follow and implement in any epoch. The greatness of Islam is proven by its thoroughness. Islam is happiness in life and afterlife, Islam is ibadah and muamalahh, aqidah and sharia, civilization and tamaddun. The Islamic sharia was not only founded on aqidah and ibadah, Islamic sharia also put a large emphasis on positive effort in increasing mans’ standard of living through building understanding in economic and social activity.
Lately, with the advances in economic around the world, the economic activity is increasing in its complexities. A large portion of today youths are experiencing job and food shortage. The same phenomenon also happens in Indonesia. A lot of people had lost their job, in which more than 86% of Indonesian are Moslems. A lot of economic and social hardship will continue to exist if the economic condition did not recover. As an alternative solution for said problem, zakat is a viable solution to increase standard of living and stimulate spending. As such governmental political will to organize zakat at state level become important to increase awareness about zakat. Governmental role is very important to actualize the essential goal of zakat.

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