On Monday, 8 May 2023 there was an inaugural meeting to discuss a collaborative study between the Research and Development Division of BAZNAS RI and the Al-Azhar Indonesia University (UAI) in carrying out a study on the topic: National Zakat Planning Index. This meeting was opened directly by the Head of the Research and Development Division of BAZNAS, Dr. Muhammad Choirin.

From Al-Azhar Indonesia University,  it was attended by Dr. Muhammad Ghani and Mrs. Asri. This collaboration program provides very important benefits in developing the treasury of zakat management for BAZNAS and is expected to provide benefits for zakat management nationally. Furthermore, this meeting was followed by an explanation from the Research and Development Researcher, Mrs. Hidayaneu Farchatunnisa, in providing an introductory description regarding the results of previous studies of the Zakat Index that had been owned and implemented by BAZNAS, namely the National Zakat Index (IZN) and the Zakat Management Organization Sharia Compliance Index (IKSOPZ) as well as a number of other indices owned by BAZNAS.

This presentation was refined and continued by other Research and Development Division Researcher, Mrs. Dita Anggraini who explained the Micro and Macro Dimensions in the National Zakat Index 3.0 which is currently in the refinement stage. Thus, it is hoped that campus partners will provide significant input regarding the development of this National Zakat Planning Index study.

At the end of the meeting, an agreement has been reached between BAZNAS and UAI regarding the outline draft and is expected to be completed in the next three months. In this collaborative program, the Research and Development Division of BAZNAS continues to provide direction and input in the implementation of the National Zakat Planning Index study. Hopefully this collaboration will provide great benefits for the management of zakat nationally.