Division of Research & Publication
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.