Technologizing Islamic Philanthropy During The Covid-19 Pandemic in Indonesia

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indah piliyanti
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9993-8899
Hilman Latief
Syamsul Anwar
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1477-9372

Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an economic downturn, bring about the emergence of new forms of poverty in society. This study examines how Islamic philanthropy organizations in Indonesia that collect, manage, and distribute zakat, sedekah, and waqf have adapted to the global pandemic to continue serving people in need in urban areas by using digital platforms. The use of technology has accelerated philanthropic practices, ranging from fundraising, distributing, and delivering services to coordinating duties and responsibilities during the pandemic, especially in an urban area such as Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. By focusing on the experiences of two leading Islamic philanthropy organizations, Badan Amil Zakat Nasional and Dompet Dhuafa, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia, this study reveals that Islamic philanthropic organizations have adopted several changes and innovations during the pandemic by embracing technology. The article also argues that Islamic philanthropy has had a significant role in mitigating the impact of the worldwide pandemic on society’s vulnerabilities and economic problems through technological support.

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piliyanti, indah, Latief, H., & Anwar, S. . (2022). Technologizing Islamic Philanthropy During The Covid-19 Pandemic in Indonesia. Journal of Muslim Philanthropy &Amp; Civil Society, 6(2). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/muslimphilanthropy/article/view/4911
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