MAKASSAR, OPEN – Indonesian Islamic Youth Economic Forum (ISYEF) in South Sulawesi is known as an organization that is keen to encourage the development of a mosque-based economy. They are invited to become financially independent as an organization, as well as to obtain learning tools to become entrepreneurs through ISYEF Points.
The chairman of ISYEF South Sulawesi, Dr. Fadli Ananda SpOg MKes, explained a number of reasons for the importance of developing this mosque-based economy. One of them, in order to help people or congregations who are experiencing problems. For example, being in debt.
“The incident in Pinrang Regency yesterday, where a mother committed suicide, and also killed her two children, should be a shared reflection. Especially when we know that the act was motivated by economic problems,” he said, Friday, September 23, 2022.
He revealed, if the mosque has a business entity and is financially independent, it will certainly be able to help its congregation. Besides, zakat and infaq institutions can be a solution for people who are experiencing economic problems.
“There are eight Asnaf who receive zakat benefits. One of them is for those who are in debt for the necessities of life to maintain their souls and izzah,” explained the Secretary of the South Sulawesi MUI for Community Empowerment.
Fadli Ananda hopes that the public can be more sensitive to the circumstances around them, so that similar incidents do not happen again. Moreover, at this time, the suicide rate is quite high. Especially among the productive age.
“We must continue to encourage this mosque-based economic development. One mosque, at least one business entity,” he added.