Education Funding for Imam and Preacher Cadres by the Enrekang Regency BAZNAS Through the Fi Sabilillah Asnaf Group
The zakat law, which was announced in the 2nd year of the Hijri, did not contain details regarding the groups entitled to receive zakat until the 9th year of the Hijri. The Surah At-Taubah, verse 60, explains the eight asnaf groups (recipient groups) of zakat in detail. One of the asnaf groups entitled to receive zakat is “fi Sabilillah”. Islamic scholars have a variety of opinions about this asnaf group, including that the fi sabilillah asnaf group includes those who study knowledge, especially religious knowledge or fardhu ain knowledge, and the claimants of knowledge. The National Zakat Agency (BAZNAS) of Enrekang Regency applies the concept of the fi sabilillah asnaf group by creating an educational program for cadres of imams and preachers for the people of Enrekang. This study aims to describe the suitability of the concept of fi Sabilillah in the view of scholars and its application by the Enrekang Regency BAZNAS. This research is a qualitative research with the character of a case study, namely a research and/or systematic investigation of a particular incident that aims to provide an honest explanation about a particular case. This type of qualitative research lays more emphasis on process than results. The results showed that the educational program for imam and preacher cadres at the BAZNAS of the Enrekang Regency was in accordance with the concept of fi sabilillah. Besides, its distribution proved to be effective and efficient.