In the second week of March 2020, Puskas BAZNAS held its final focused group discussion (FGD) on establishing Shariah Compliance index. The goal of the FGD was to finalize the indicators that would be used as the index. The FGD also aimed to finalize the weight of each indicator to create a quantitative measure for the implementation.

The participants of the FGD were Puskas BAZNAS Strategic Research Team 1; Drs. Mochammad Ichwan, Ak, MM, CA as the Director of Compliance and Internal Auditing, Khuzaifah Hanum, S.Sos who is the Head of Research and Development, Irfan Syauqi Beik, PhD as the Director of Distribution and Utilization, and BAZNAS Commissioner represented by Ir. Nana Mintarti, MP.

During the FGD, the participants gave their insights, perspectives, and comments in order to develop a maximum quality Shariah Compliance Index. The index will measure zakat management institutions compliance towards shariah.

The FGD resulted in an index which consisted of 4 main variables. These variables consist of the institution’s management, zakat fund-collecting, zakat fund distribution, and regulations. Puskas BAZNAS is planning to implement a pilot project for this index next week from March 16 until March 18 2020. The pilot project will be implemented towards several zakat institutions located in Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi).