The Shift in Zakat Practice in Indonesia : From Piety to an Islamic Socio-Political-Economic System Paperback
by Arskal Salim
Zakat, one of Islam's Five Pillars, is the practice of giving a fixed proportion of one's financial assets to those in need, thereby purifying both one's soul and one's remaining wealth.
In Indonesia, since the coming of Islam, zakat has been a means of worship, and its collection has been voluntary and decentralized. Arskal Salim's study argues that in the post-New Order regime (1966-1998) zakat practice changed structurally and institutionally through the enactment of a law on zakat management, followed by the establishment of a national zakat agency.
A cultural shift is now in progress with two possible outcomes: either zakat collection will become compulsory and centralized or it will become such an intricate part of taxation law that it loses its spiritual relevance.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 111 pages, 1 figure
- Publisher: Silkworm Books / Trasvin Publications LP
- Publication Date: 27/10/2008
- Category: Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies
- ISBN: 9789749511084