Puskas BAZNAS through their research team were conducting a field research study in regards to the implementation of National Zakat Index (IZN) as well as to survey the impact of productive zakat distribution to mustahik. This time the event was conducted in Riau Province on 24-25 October 2017.

The agenda of the BAZNAS Puskas team in the land of Lancang Kuning started with the socialization of IZN to the Chairman of BAZNAS Riau Province and 13 BAZNAS located in regency/city such as Kampar Regency, Indragiri Hulu Regency, Bengkalis Regency, Indragiri Hilir Regency, Pelalawan Regency, Rokan Hulu Regency, Rokan Hilir Regency Siak, Kuantan Singingi Regency, Meranti Islands District, Pekanbaru City, Dumai City, and Pekanbaru City. During the socialization, Puskas team expressed the urgency of IZN, the implementation draft, as well as to dissect every question in the IZN survey questionnaire while opening the discussion room with the Provincial and District BAZNAS. For IZN discussion, the activity ended by jointly filling out the questionnaires using real data prepared by each BAZNAS located in province and district. Besides socializing IZN, in this activity Puskas BAZNAS team also introduced Zakat Village Index (IDZ).

Moreover, on the last day, the activity ends with a briefing to the surveyors who will be involved in the activity down the measurement of the impact of productive zakat. In the briefing, Puskas team, surveyors, and BAZNAS Riau Province visited directly to some mustahik houses who have received productive zakat assistance from the economic field of BAZNAS Riau Province to provide samples of interviews along with mustahik questionnaire filling. In the future, IZN implementation activities, Impact-Study Mustahik Zakat Program productive, and IDZ will continue to be done regularly to generate the latest zakat data.

(puskasbaznas.com | Trans: Dr. Quraisy)