International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)


Contextualization of the Use of Zakat in Reducing Stunting: Evidence from Indonesia

Author(s): Ahmad Dakhoir, Ibnu Elmi AS. Pelu Dian Ferricha

This paper reveals the prevention of malnutrition and the reduction of stunting through the use of nutrition-based zakat by BAZNAS and Rumah Zakat in Indonesia. The philanthropy displayed by the two zakat institutions is different from the distribution of zakat in general. The research method applied is qualitative research. While the approach uses a conceptual approach and a textual-contextual approach. Data obtained from literature review and research results sourced from Google Scholar, Science Direct, Tandfonline, Sagepub and other reputable article sources. Based on conceptual and context analysis, this paper concludes that decreasing malnutrition such as malnutrition, malnutrition, wasting and stunting, as well as increased malnutrition such as obesity is a form of unequal, unfair and unintegrated distribution of food. The abundant potential of zakat on food, and the contextual use of zakat carried out by BAZNAS and Rumah Zakat on many problematic nutrition targets, have had a micro positive impact on improving nutrition and alleviating stunting, both at the preventive and post-stunting stages. The nutrition-based zakat distribution model is the beginning of the birth of the nutritional zakat concept in the field of zakat.

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