BANDUNG-West Java Province National Amil Zakat Board (Baznas) targets to collect zakat fitrah, zakat mal, infak and alms during Holy Month of Ramadan 1438 Hijri / 2017 AD of Rp 230 billion.
"Last year during Ramadhan we managed to raise 217 billion rupiah from zakat fitrah, zakat mal, infak and alms, and this year we are targeting to raise about 230 billion rupiah from zakat fitrah, zakat mal, infak and alms during the holy month Ramadan, "said Chairman of West Java Province Baznas, Arif Ramdani in Bandung, Tuesday (13/6).
Met after attending Zakat Awareness Movement Towards Zakat Awakening in West Java, at Gedung Sate, Arif said the potential of zakat in West Java province is very big, reaching Rp 17.6 trillion.
"According to a researcher Dr. Irfan Syauqi Beik, an Islamic economist, the zakat potential in West Java is the largest in Indonesia, reaching Rp 17.6 trillion, if the potential of Indonesia is around Rp 217 trillion," he said.
However, he said, that can be extracted from the potential that is still small because in 2016 yesterday West Java Province Baznas is only able to raise funds of around Rp 500 billion from zakat, infak and alms. (Even)