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Jakarta Post

North Jakarta to pioneer digital alms giving

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 22, 2019   /   09:09 am
North Jakarta to pioneer digital alms giving Children of Muara Baru, Penjaringan, North Jakarta look for clams near an abandoned mushola (prayer house) inundated by seawater. (The Jakarta Post/P.J. Leo)

The North Jakarta municipality plans to develop a digital alms system at mosques and mushola (prayer rooms) within the city's offices to help Muslims meet their religious obligations.

North Jakarta administration and public welfare assistant Wawan Budi said his side had disseminated the information to civil servants working at the city's offices. 

The system will be launched in collaboration with city-owned Bank DKI Syariah.

"In this digital era, the utilization of cash has been reduced. So, it would help people to give to charity," Wawan said on Thursday, reported.

Before being applied to all the mosques and mushola in the municipality's offices, the system will be applied in Babussalam Mosque first, which is located inside the North Jakarta mayor's office. 

Bank DKI Syariah's representative from the Kelapa Gading chapter, Andry Pramuria, said the digital alms would be included in the mobile wallet app JakOne Mobile.

"Later, we will attach a QR code to each mosque, so that the money will be transferred directly to the respective mosque and mushola's bank accounts."

Wawan added that expansion to the mosques and mushola in public areas could follow if implementation in the city's offices was deemed successful. (sau)