World Zakat Forum: September 28 - October 2, 2010

Entering the year 2010 the payment of zakat is increasing worldwide. It is estimated that more than 80% of the Muslims who Muzakki category (mandatory alms) has regular charity. Both managers are paid through charity organizations, as well as directly paid to mustahik in their respective countries.

Based on the calculation of various parties, particularly with reference to the pattern of calculations performed by Habib Ahmed from IRTI - Islamic Development Bank (IDB), then we can calculate that the year 2010 using estimated proportion of GDP alms every Muslim country, the estimated potential of zakat in the world a year of not less than $ 600 billion.

By considering the data on the number of the poor world in 2007 which reached 830 million inhabitants, the potential zakat world will be able to overcome poverty to 24.1%, with the assumption that every poor person will be able alleviated with the help of the empowerment of zakat funds of USD 3000 per person .

Will understand the potential significance of zakat in addressing world poverty, then all elements of charity managers moved to convene an international conference World Zakat Forum (WZF) 2010. The plan, activities that invite activists worldwide charity was held on September 28 to October 2, 2010 in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

World Zakat Forum is a forum for meeting with management organizations in the world of charity in order to discuss various problems of zakat in the world and decided and recommended a step or activity in order to improve the function of zakat in solving various problems in the world.

At this conference forum is also not closed the possibility of birth to a forum of cooperation and organization across the world in matters of charity that will be able to synergize zakat management around the world, especially in order to take advantage of charity to overcome poverty.

The theme for World Zakat Forum was "Upholding The Role of Zakat in establishing the Ummah Welfare Through Networking International Zakat" (To Strengthen The Role of Zakat in Realizing the welfare of the Ummah Through International Zakat Network). While participants are invited include, Organisation Manager Zakat, Islamic Organizations, universities, national charity organizations and regional cooperation, study centers zakat zakat management organizations and representatives from various countries around the world. The number of participants is estimated as many as 300 participants.

Zakat World Events Forum also planned to provide a real contribution in formulating the world-level management model that is able to charity to have an impact in solving some problems of the world. Various alternatives zakat fund mobilization and management of the world (World Zakat Fund) will be discussed, also on a model of synergy between countries in optimizing zakat funds from surplus countries zakat to poor countries. Zakat World Forum will also seek to find the formula in order to optimize the resources of zakat as an alternative to overcome world poverty.

May the activities of the World Zakat Forum will provide tangible benefits to the development of charity in the world and provide solutions to overcome global poverty through the optimal synergy. Indonesia Today

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