A foreign researcher interested in Indonesia’s Zakat

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – A researcher from University of London, Dr Kostas Retsikas, is interested in analyzing the concept of zakat in Indonesia managed by Law number 23/2011 on Zakat Management. “I am interested in Indonesia because the issue of generosity becomes laws here,” Kostas said after the opening of national coordination meeting of National Agency for Amil Zakat (BAZNAS) on Monday.

Kostas compares the concept of generosity in Indonesia to his country of origin, Greece. “In Greece, there is no legislation on charity because it is done based on the principles of humanity,” said the professor of anthropology of Southeast Asia in School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

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Categories: Asia, Greece, Indonesia

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