Some of the participants of the Workshop
On Thursday, 30 April 2009, a total of 15 participants attended a Workshop on Zakat Transformation organised by ISDEV and Pusat Urus Zakat (PUZ) Negeri Pulau Pinang. Held at the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, the Workshop was intended to stretch out ideas on the transformation of zakat, from subsistence zakat to productive zakat, to be compiled in an edited book by PUZ in conjunction with its 15th Anniversary.
The Workshop was chaired by ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh and participated by General Managers of Pusat Pungutan Zakat (PPZ) Wilayah Persekutuan, Lembaga Zakat Selangor (LZS) and Baitulmal Sarawak, as well as academicians from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Kolej Universiti Islam Selangor (KUIS) and officer from Jabatan Wakaf, Zakat dan Haji (JAWHAR). All agreed to contribute a paper each for the book.
Presentation of these papers prior to publication will be held in another workshop scheduled on 21-22 July 2009. The title of the book was agreed to be Zakat Transformation: From Subsistence Zakat to Productive Zakat and will be edited by Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh, Mohd Salleh Abdullah and Dr Zahri Hamat.