The 8th World Zakat Forum has successfully conducted in Bandung Indonesia from 5-6th November 2019. BAZNAS as the primary host of this prestige event collaborated with Lembaga Zakat Selangor, Dompet Dhuafa, and Rumah Zakat to held the event. The event was attended by many of zakat stakeholders worldwide. The 8th WZF consists of two main events, the International Conference and the Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting of WZF aims to strengthen the partnership among the WZF members and to discuss several important zakat issues and the WZF resolutions.

As the global research institution in zakat, BAZNAS Centre of Strategic Studies (Puskas-BAZNAS) is invited to assist the Annual Meeting of the WZF 2019. Puskas BAZNAS delegated the task to its Deputy Director and Senior Researcher, Ms. Priyesta Rizkiningsih and Mr. Abdul Aziz Yahya Saoqi to attend the forum and provide the assistance to the annual meeting participants. The participants come from Malaysia, Cambodia, Maldive, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana, and Nigeria.

The annual meeting of the 8th WZF is chaired by the Secretary-General of the WZF, Prof. Bambang Sudibyo from BAZNAS and also accompanied by the Deputy of Secretary-General, Dr. Saleh Alawaji from General Authority of Zakat and Tax Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (GZAT-KSA) and Mr. Muhammad Lawal Maidoki from the Sokoto of Zakat and Endowment Commission (SOZECOM) Nigeria. The meeting was aimed to finalize the conception of the Technical Notes of ZCP number 15, Sharia Control and Internal Audit for Zakat Management Organization. Moreover, the meeting also produced the 8th WZF Resolutions which comprises the seven important issues in zakat and its solutions. Nevertheless, the members of the Annual Meeting also agreed to uphold the 9th World Zakat Forum in Selangor Malaysia and will be hosted by Lembaga Zakat Selangor.

Rep: Puskas BAZNAS