Waqf empowerment for the autonomy of Islamic boarding school (pesantren); study of modern Islamic boarding school (pondok) Tazakka Batang

Subhi Mahmassani*  -  Tazakka Waqf Foundation

(*) Corresponding Author

PurposeThis study aims to study waqf instrument developed by modern Islamic boarding school (pondok) Tazakka, Batang.

Method This study is a qualitative field research, which utilizes observation, interview, and documentation. The character of this research is descriptive analysis.

ResultModern pondok of Tazakka uses at least six different waqf program as a financial source of their activities. These programmes are asset waqf, cash waqf, productive waqf, benefits waqf, profession waqf, and transfer of rights waqf. The programmes help the pondok to be more autonomous and able to provide various benefits for the scholars of the pondok and the people surround it. 

ImplicationThis research gives illustration of waqf management in an Islamic boarding school. By understanding the mechanism of the waqf management, hopefully Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia able to empower themselves better.

Originality A lot of Islamic boarding schools use waqf for his research is among the few researchs which taking a perspective of empowering religious social organization in Indonesia.  


Keywords: waqf management, modern Islamic boarding school

Journal of Islamic Economics Management and Business

Department of Master of Sharia Economics
Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business
Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Walisongo Semarang Indonesia

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