Wakaf Land Could Be Fueling Economic

Housing-Estate.com, Jakarta – Former Housing Minister Suharso Monoarfa never revealed Indonesia is a country that has the world’s widest waqf land. Based on data from the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Indonesia waqf land area of ​​more than 300 thousand hectares spread over 366 500 locations. Member of the Presidential Advisory Council (Wantimpres) it mentions donated land could be a source of capital is very large and can be used for the benefit of a more productive.

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view sebada made Chairman Waqf Board Indonesia (BWI) Slamet Riyanto who called waqf land is very potential to be developed into commercial properties. “The use of donated land not only for mosques, cemeteries, schools, or hospitals but can be used for malls, office buildings, and other productive properties,” he said in Jakarta, Thursday (22/12).

waqf land Development commercial property should still aim for the benefit of society. He cited the development of the mosque into a complex trade area so that it can finance the needs of the mosque and scholarships for disadvantaged communities. Other examples that do Badan Wakaf Al Azhar in Egypt that can bring substantial benefits for maximizing the waqf land for the sake of earning. Egypt’s Al Azhar The result can give scholarships to all corners of the world, including Indonesia.

But the idea to optimize the function of the donated land still hit the Act No. 41 of 2004 on waqf. Slamet therefore be urging revision of the Act so that its movement more broadly. “Roughly the value of donated land in Indonesia reached Rp 2 thousand trillion, and currently 90 percent is used for mosques, cemeteries, and schools. Waqf Board will educate the public that the endowment can be used as economic driver, “he concluded.


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