Proceedings of the 7th International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies (ICIIS) in conjunction with the 6th Annual Postgraduate Conference on Muslim Society (APCoMS), ICIIS and APCoMS 2024, 17–18 June 2024, Banjarmasin, Indonesia

Research Article

Efforts to Support for Education of Fisherman’s Children Due to Climate Change Through Zakat and Wakaf Funds in West Tanjung Jabung Jambi Province

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.17-6-2024.2349146,
        author={Bahrul  Maani and M.  Nurbasyarullah},
        title={Efforts to Support for Education of Fisherman’s Children Due to Climate Change Through Zakat and Wakaf Funds in West Tanjung Jabung Jambi Province},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 7th International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies (ICIIS) in conjunction with the 6th Annual Postgraduate Conference on Muslim Society (APCoMS), ICIIS and APCoMS 2024, 17--18 June 2024, Banjarmasin, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICIIS AND APCOMS},
        year={2024},
        month={7},
        keywords={education zakat waqf fishermen},
        doi={10.4108/eai.17-6-2024.2349146}
    }
    
  • Bahrul Maani
    M. Nurbasyarullah
    Year: 2024
    Efforts to Support for Education of Fisherman’s Children Due to Climate Change Through Zakat and Wakaf Funds in West Tanjung Jabung Jambi Province
    ICIIS AND APCOMS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.17-6-2024.2349146
Bahrul Maani1,*, M. Nurbasyarullah1
  • 1: Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin State Islamic University Jambi, Indonesia
*Contact email: bahrulmaani2018@gmail.com

Abstract

In West Tanjung Jabung Regency, the majority of people earn their living as fishermen, better known as Hilir people. Surrounded by areas like Kuala Tungkal, Nipah Panjang, Simbur Naik, Outer Lambur, Inner Lambur, Kampung Laut, and other nearby regions, these coastal communities generally have simple economies. Despite their primary livelihood being fishing, oil drilling activities by Pertamina have led to a decline in fish populations due to contamination, exacerbating the economic difficulties faced by these fishermen. Consequently, there is a pressing need for scholarships to ensure that fishermen's children receive adequate education. Zakat and waqf funds, two significant Islamic financial resources, can be leveraged not only to meet consumer needs but also to support educational development through scholarships. The study employs a qualitative method, focusing on triangulation through observation, interviews, and documentation. Findings indicate that zakat and waqf institutions, as conceptualized by the Ministry of Religion and the West Tanjung Jabung Regency Baznas and waqf institutions, have substantial potential to support educational infrastructure and provide scholarships, thereby enhancing the welfare of the fishermen's communities through improved access to education for their children.