Title: ZAKAT: MACROECONOMIC AND MICROECONOMIC DEMANDS
Dr. Ichsan Iqbal, Indonesia
Abstract: Zakat (alms) is a unique kind of worship because it closely relates to people as social creatures and zakat manifests as the social piety of a servant. The zakat movement as an economic system transformation movement is based on a belief that the teachings of zakat are the main principles of economic life in Islam. Islamic economics is 'tazkiyah', which is an economic system that is clean and pure from human greed, and this value is found in the teachings of zakat. Islamic economics cannot be separated from the values of monotheism (tawhid) and the values of togetherness and brotherhood.