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Important Dates (GMT +8:00)

  1. Full Paper Deadline: 30 June 2021
  2. Acceptance Notification: 6 July 2021
  3. Camera-ready Paper Deadline: 10 July 2021
  4. Participant Registration Deadline: 11 August 2021


2nd Kedah International Zakat Conference 2021

(i-KEIZAC 2021)

16-18 August 2021

You are invited to submit full paper.


i-KEIZAC 2021 is a continuation of KEIZAC 2019, which was held for the first time on August 4–6, 2019 with the theme “Sustainability Through Zakat Transformation Agenda.” KEIZAC 2019 was held at Menara Zakat in Alor Setar, Kedah, and was attended by more than ten countries and participants from all over Malaysia. More than 100 papers were presented at the conference by academics and practitioners from the zakat industry from around the world.

KEIZAC 2019 also includes figures from the Islamic finance industry, Islamic banking, law, halal, and other fields to share ideas on how to improve zakat management in the state of Kedah in particular, and globally in general. This time, i-KEIZAC 2021 founded a different theme to highlight: “Innovation in Islamic Social Finance via Zakat Transformation Agenda.” In a world struggling with the Covid 19 Pandemic, various innovations in Islamic social finance must be adopted and applied in accordance with the current situation. As a result, this year’s conference is the ideal venue for academics and industry practitioners to present proposals and solutions related to innovations that can be implemented in the context of Islamic social finance, particularly zakat. Due the Covid-19 situation, conference will be conducted virtually.


The Conference attracts delegates from a part of West Africa region and South East Asia, and is typically attended by more than 300 delegates from the technical, operational, business, and policy making Islamic Social Finance communities to share their knowledge, experience and expertise to strengthen and further develop Islamic Social Finance internationally.
• Renowned Shariah scholars
• Islamic Social Finance industry organizations
• Corporate Institutions
• Research and educational institutions
• Government departments

“Innovation in Islamic Social Finance via Zakat Transformation Agenda”

We welcome both conceptual and empirical papers that fall within, but not limited to the followings sub-themes:
• Muamalat
• Islamic finance
• Zakat
• Waqf
• Sukuk
• Islamic Philanthropy
• Or any other relevant topics


English, Arabic or Malay

Mode of Presentation:

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we provide solution to participants to join our conference through "Online Video Presentation (OVP)". It helps participants to present their papers without attending the conference. Instruction and guideline on how to upload the video are available in ‘Download’ section.   

1.       The Pre-Recorded videos will be presented during Parallel Session
2.       Presenters are advised to standby for Q&A LIVE Session
3.       Both Presentation and Q&A LIVE Session are conducted through online platform ‘Zoom’


All accepted papers will be published in one (1) of the journals/publications below:
• Chapter in Books; or
• International Journal of Zakat and Islamic Philanthropy (IJZIP), Lembaga Zakat Negeri Kedah
• Conference proceedings (all paper accepted)

Registration and submission

a. Registration and submission of full paper must be done electronically through the online submission system.
•    Click on the "Registration" menu to create ConfBay Account and proceed for conference registration by logging in the system.
•    Click on "Online Submission" menu to submit your full paper / manuscript.

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