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Important Dates (GMT +8:00)

  1. Abstract Deadline: 1 September 2020
  2. Full Paper Deadline: 1 September 2020
  3. Acceptance Notification: 18 September 2020



This invitation and call for full paper are addressed to all participants. The abstract(s) & full paper  before the deadline.


The technological development in the financial industry has been significant to Indonesia’s social finance sector, for example; zakat institutions. The recent debates among academics, industry professionals and other related zakat stakeholders have addressed the notion of zakat and technology. Hudaefi et al. (2019) have addressed the way a zakat institution has been adaptive to the technological changes by presenting relevant evidence from the context of Indonesia. It is explained that the recent fintech development in the country has been advantageous for the social finance industry, such as zakat institutions. Such institutions have been engaging with fintech firms to leverage the online channels for zakat collection.

In time the growing phenomenon of technological management adoption in zakat institutions, the new coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) has been spreading worldwide recently. This pandemic has been creating significant challenges for zakat administration worldwide. Such challenges demand the role of zakat in facing COVID-19 consequences. The topic of zakat, technology and COVID-19 has thus become a new arena among the experts for discussions.

The term ZakaTech is thus introduced in the 4th International Conference of Zakat (The 4th ICONZ). This term also has been familiarised by The International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA – Malaysia). ZakaTech refers to the use of technology in the management of zakat institutions. The digital transformation in critical aspects of zakat institutions management is predicted to realise the contribution of zakat to inclusive development, notably in the unprecedented time of COVID-19.  

Moreover, even zakat functions as religious worship performed by Muslims, its nature may be synonymous with the social fund in the universal boundaries. Hence, in the current practice, zakat has been discussed upon its potentiality in financing the global call of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) sustainable development goals (SDGs) 2030.

Furthermore, Indonesia’s Zakat Outlook 2020 highlights the opportunities and challenges for zakat management upon being adaptable to the related issues of scholarly discourse in the global level, such as the notion of circular and blue economy. In the recent outbreak of COVID-19, many of online web-series have been conducted addressing the role of zakat in facing the virus’ consequences.  

From the above elaboration, therefore, the 4th ICONZ aims to address the challenges faced by zakat institutions from both technical and fundamental aspects related to the practice of zakat management in this so-called digital era, during COVID-19 outbreak and in the new normal period of COVID-19. With the theme ‘ZakaTech for Inclusive Development’, the 4th ICONZ welcomes the manuscripts that cover, and not limited to, the following topics:

1. Zakat management in facing the COVID-19 consequences. The manuscripts submitted may cover the followings:

2. The recent technology-based practice of zakat collection and distribution. The manuscripts submitted may cover the followings:

3. The fundamental issue of Shariah-compliance for zakat institutions. The papers submitted may concern:

4. The role of zakat institutions in responding to the global issues that relate to the fundamental of zakat. The articles submitted may address the followings:

5. The performance of zakat institutions. The works submitted may cover:

6. The contemporary issues related to the management of zakat. The articles may address the following:

7. Accounting issues of Zakat institution. The manuscripts may cover the followings:


This conference aims to invite the participants whose backgrounds are:

•    The employers and employees of Zakat institutions from both local and international,
•    Academics include lecturers and students (both undergraduates and postgraduates),
•    The officers and staffs from the related government agencies,
•    The stakeholders from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and
•    Other related stakeholders of Zakat.



Papers submitted to the 4th ICONZ has potential publication with:
•    The International Journal of Zakat (IJAZ – Puskas BAZNAS)
•    Indonesian Management and Accounting Research (IMAR – Trisakti)
•    Jurnal Ekonomi Bisnis Islam (JEBIS – UNAIR)


a. Registration and submission of Full Paper must be done electronically through the online submission system.

b. Abstract and Paper Formatting - Strictly follow the template which can be downloaded at "Download menu"


Person in charge: Ulfah Lathifah Junari (Researcher) ulfah.lathifah@puskasbaznas.com cc journal@puskasbaznas.com
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