Controversy over 'zakat' plan shows lack of trust
Fauziah R. Yuniarti
Researcher at the Mata Garuda Institute Islamic Finance Forum
PREMIUM The government`s plan to deduct 2.5 percent zakat (alms) directly from the salaries of Muslim civil servants has stirred up controversy. This polemic is actually nothing new. A law on zakat collection has existed since 2011, followed by related legislation in the form of a government regulation, presidential instruction and ministerial regulation in 2014. Why has it reemerged as a controversy? ...
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