Bandung (24/10) Puskas BAZNAS Director, Muhammad Hasbi Zaenal, Ph.D, give speech at "Padjadjaran Islamic Economics Summit (PIES)" organized by the Islamic Economics Study Program, Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjadjaran University. The event was attended by students of cross-campus throughout Indonesia.

For an hour, he socialized the holistic zakat economic concept which is "zakatnomics". Zakatnomics is an awareness to build a new economic order to achieve happiness, balance of life and true humanity based on the spirit and noble values ​​of Shari'a Zakat, namely the spirit of fighting for taqwa, the spirit of fighting for productive, the spirit of economic justice and the spirit of manifesting ZISWAF in the practice of life.

In his presentation, the concept of zakatnomics is taken from the expansion of the interpretation of at-Taubah verse 60. Where the verse describes the 4 pillars of zakat economic struggle. The first pillar is the pillar of the struggle for taqwa. The second pillar is the pillar of the struggle for productivity. The third pillar is the halal economic struggle. The fourth pillar is the pillar of the struggle to strengthen the zakat management system.

In addition, in term of zakatnomics opportunities and challenges in Indonesia. Speaking of potential, zakat in Indonesia has such a huge potential reaching 230 trillion, Indonesia is among the countries with the fastest middle class change where this is an opportunity for future muzakki, Indonesia is a country that already has the Zakat Law specifically which has been effective in 34 Provinces and 514 District/City, and other potentials. Besides the potential, it turns out that there are many challenges that must be overcome, for example zakat in Indonesia is still voluntary so that it becomes a challenge how the existing zakat system can awaken the muzakki of their zakat obligations. In addition to its voluntary nature, the existing zakat system still lacks fiscal incentives, where the existing zakat system can only reduce taxable income, while what is expected by muzakki is that zakat can already reduce taxes deductive.

In the last speech, he explained that zakatnomics embodiment mechanism above must be able to synergize, at this time the development of that era had required us to enter the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and if not, the consequences would be left behind and abandoned, so the zakatnomics were required to be able to adjust the development of RI 4.0 in all lines, of course, from collection, distribution, supervision, and so forth.

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