Digital world is continually shifting and transforming as new technology emerges. All sectors are expected to embrace digital transformation and become more agile and efficient than ever before, including financial sector. As a matter of fact the digital finance has brought benefits towards the prosperity of humans in emerging economies. Its contribution in enabling and expanding access for people to transact especially for low-income families and those living in rural has the potential to support them in improving their productivity and performance and therefore can reduce the number of poverty.

Meanwhile world poverty is found in many Muslim world from the west of Africa in Mauritania to the east in Indonesia, from the north in Kazakhstan to the south in Comoros Islands. The high level of poverty among Muslims countries has obviously been weakening the position of Muslim World, aggravated with backwardness at the education sector, inferiority in science and technology, plus less capacity of suprastructure and human resources.

As part to answer these various problems, this conference aims at bringing scholars and practitioners together to discuss zakat and the development of digital finance. the presence of digital finance for zakat can offer the mustahik, muzakki and zakat institution have access to payments, distributions and collection of zakat. The process of zakat management can be more transparent, effective and efficient. Therefore, more exploration related to mechanism of digital finance of zakat  is needed in order to develop a solution related to precised comprehension of the Fiqh, management models, the mechanism of cooperation in zakat digital finance practices, and other concerned issues that will need to answer.

All abstracts have been reviewed on the submission site (click). Full paper template can be found by going to the Submission Information page.






Prof. Dr. Bambang Soedibyo
BAZNAS Chairman

Secretary General of World Zakat Forum


Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghafar Ismail
Profesor of Islamic Economics and Finance

The National University of Malaysia

Dr. Irfan Syauqi Beik

BAZNAS Center of Strategic Studies


The presenters will get includes seminar kit (hard copy of the abstract, USB proceeding, and goody bag), lunch and coffee breaks. The conference proceeding is available online and indexed by Google Scholars & DOAJ. The selected papers will be published in The International Journal of Zakat (IJAZ) ISSN: 2541 1411 and "Zakat and The Development of Digital Finance" book chapters.

Conference – Topics

Topics for which papers are invited cover (but are not limited to) the following:


  1. The issues of Fiqh considerations on zakat digital finance

  2. The role of zakat in digital finance transformation

  3. Development of zakat model on digital finance era

  4. Zakat experience on zakat digital finance among countries

  5. The role of digital finance in zakat management development

  6. The impact of technology and FinTech on zakat’s future growth

  7. The zakat model on blockchain technology

  8. Risk management in zakat digital finance

  9. Collection strategy to optimize zakat potential in the digital era

  10. Optimization of financial technology application in zakat

  11. Issues, challenges, and solution of digital finance of zakat

  12. Policy and regulation for digital zakat management system

  13. Efficiency in digital zakat management system

  14. Government initiatives for the development and integration of digital zakat

  15. Digital zakat and readiness of the WZF member countries

  16. WZF zakat Institutions’ strategy and positioning in the light of the growth of financial technology

  17. The emergence of Islamic FinTech players available and how zakat Institution is working with FinTech startups, locally, regionally and internationally

  18. Understand Shariah and other risk areas associated with technology disruption on zakat and how regulators are dealing

  19. Join Program Zakat-Wakaf on the Community Empowerment and the Development of Digital Finance

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