BANDUNG - To give more benefit to the pilgrims including waiting list, Hajj fund which reaches trillions of rupiah must be manageable on profitable investment.
Acting of The head of the Ministry of Religious Affairs (BPKH) Ministry of Religious Affairs (Anggarag) Anggito Abimanyu said that about 35 percent of haj funds are invested in sharia and provide benefits for pilgrims.
"Nevertheless, we need a more in-depth study, any investment that can and give more benefits to the congregation, so the foot takes academia to study," he said in Bandung, Sunday night (20/5).
Therefore, BPKH Ministry of Religion then cooperates with the Association of Indonesian Bachelor of Economics (ISEI) West Java and Society of Sharia Economics (MES) West Java to jointly conduct studies related to the management of the pilgrimage funds safe but profitable.
Abimanyu said academic support is needed given the very few studies related to sharia investment, especially the management of pilgrim funds in Indonesia.
"Hajj financial sustainability studies will be conducted with ISEI and MES to be used to improve the quality of haj management," he said.
Farida, Deputy Chairman of West Java ISEI, said he is ready to conduct a study related to financial management or haj funds so as to increase the yields fund that led to the increase of Hajj service in Indonesia. (Jo)