Division of Research & Publication

Introduction

After 6 years of the establishment, the need for the Social Trust Fund (STF) UIN Jakarta to map the study of Islamic philanthropy, especially in Indonesia, is getting bigger. This stems from the philosophy that good programs always take place from proven evidence through a long (evidence-based) research process. Therefore, STF initiated a new division that focuses on research and publication. This division is expected to be able to fill the need for a program that has been owned by STF UIN Jakarta while also contributing to the mainstreaming of social justice Islamic philanthropic discourse.

About Islamic Philanthropy for Social Justice

The notion that Islamic philanthropy should contribute to the creation of social justice seems no longer an idiosyncrasy; instead it must be accepted by governmental and non-governmental agencies concerned with the empowerment of Islamic philanthropy. The Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta, Indonesia, in cooperation with The Ford Foundation and a number of Islamic philanthropy organizations at the international level, has been actively engaged in the issue. From international, national and local research, conferences, and workshops, it is clear that the knowledge and understanding of Muslims in general of Islamic philanthropy for social justice was, and often still is, limited. However, the support for this idea is growing rapidly as more recent studies indicate.

Our Publications

Islamic Philanthropy in Indonesia: Modernization, Islamization, and Social Justice

In Indonesia, the practice of philanthropy has transformed over time and the term has different nuances. This...

Islamic Philanthropy in Turkey: Practices and Discourses

Philanthropy for social justice has attracted more and more attention over the years. In Turkey, Civil Society Organizations are becoming more sensitive towards a...

Islamic Philanthropy in Tanzania: Unexploited Treasure

Tanzania has the largest Muslim community in Eastern and Southern Africa and has a long tradition of Islamic philanthropic activities dating back to the...

Islamic Philanthropy in Egypt: Planted on Earth and Reaching to The...

During the 18 days from 25 January to the 11 February 2012, Tahrir Square was filled with millions of Egyptians and was full...

Philanthropy for Social Justice in Islamic Societies: Rights-based Approach

Should the charitable practices be conceived in terms of a moral and social “right” of the beneficiaries to receive assistance?

Islam, Philanthropy and Social Justice: An Overview

Can zakat money be used to support scholarship programs for poor students – including for non-Muslims– or be used for long-term development projects? Could...
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