BANDUNG-At Ramadan 1438 H, the collection of zakat funds in Rumah Zakat successfully exceeded the target. This year, Rumah Zakat managed to collect 101 percent of Ramadhan's target of Rp 70 billion.
"Alhamdulillah zakat collection this year has exceeded the target.The growth of zakat fund accumulation can be one of them because the society's understanding of zakat that has been matured.That is, people already have an understanding that zakat is a liability, and pay zakat in official institutions is a must, "Said the CEO of Rumah Zakat, Nur Efendi, Tuesday (4/7).
In addition, Nur argues, the increase of zakat fund accumulation that occurs every year is influenced by the economic surge of society into the middle class of Muslims. This encourages people's awareness to share and set aside their sustenance.
"Today many people are making zakat as a lifestyle. This is good news because people's understanding is increasing. To my knowledge this also happens in other official zakat institutions, "added Nur.
Every year Rumah Zakat increases zakat fund raising with an average growth of 10 percent. Last year, Rumah Zakat also managed to collect about 102 percent of the determined target of Rp 60 billion.