Center of Strategic Studies (Puskas) BAZNAS together with Planning and Development Division (Renbang) of BAZNAS held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Zakat Institutional Effectiveness Study on Wednesday to Friday (23/08-25/08) in Bogor. After holding the first FGD on Monday (14/08) with internal people of BAZNAS, Puskas and Renbang held this second FGD with active participants from external people of BAZNAS to get a wider view.

The active participants who attended the FGD were experts in the zakat field, both academics and practitioners, with several backgrounds such as sharia, governance and zakat accounting. Prof. Dr. K.H. Didin Hafidhuddin as Professor of Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) and Dr. Oni Sahroni from National Sharia Board of Indonesian Ulama Assembly (DSN MUI) gave inputs in the sharia side of zakat management. Dr. Heru Susetyo from Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia (UI) and Dr. Yusuf Wibisono from Faculty of Economic and Business UI reviewed the Act 23/2011 regarding zakat management in Indonesia.

Also attended the FGD were Dr. Ascarya, a senior researcher of Bank Indonesia, Dr. Fuad Nasar from Ministry of Religious Affairs and Dr. Ahmad Juwaini, a senior zakat practitioner who shared their view in the National Zakat Framework as well as National Zakat Management and Business Process. In addition, Dr. Murniati Mukhlisin, M. Acc and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akhyar Adnan, MBA., Ak as experts in accounting also participated in providing their view regarding zakat accounting and audit. 

The FGD is one of the main study sources of Zakat Institutional Effectiveness Study which is a part of the Indonesian Zakat Architecture, a grand design of zakat in Indonesia which directs the movement of zakat in Indonesia in the future.


(written by : Ayu, ed&transl : Amelya |