The Shift in Zakat Practice in Indonesia: From Piety to an Islamic Socio-Political-Economic System by Arskal Salim

The Shift in Zakat Practice in Indonesia: From Piety to an Islamic Socio-Political-Economic System

byArskal Salim

Paperback | October 27, 2008

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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.

Title:The Shift in Zakat Practice in Indonesia: From Piety to an Islamic Socio-Political-Economic SystemFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:111 pages, 8.5 X 5.52 X 0.26 inShipping dimensions:111 pages, 8.5 X 5.52 X 0.26 inPublished:October 27, 2008Publisher:Silkworm BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9749511085

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