06 April, 2011

Street Musician, Band Players and Celebrity

When we look at the behavior of the zakat fund manager or social institutions, particularly in relation to relate to society, then we can classify his style on three types of behavior. All three of these styles can be seen also as the three classifications. The third force is the tendency of behavior often displayed by the managers of zakat, or charity fund. The third of these styles can be named as the style of street musician, band players and celebrity.

Street musician style shown by the behavior of the managers of humanitarian agencies who have a habit to make sad people in order to invite sympathy. Generally they are doing is telling the suffering of the poor are vulgar. Very often they exploit the difficulties of the poors. Sometimes it does is create or display the poems lament or sorrow songs. Not a few are up to show the children from poor families to tell the anguish of his life in front of crowds. The goal is that people who hear the part soluble in sadness and finally willing to spend money donations.

The next style is the style that is sometimes displayed the band. This style refers to the behavior of the managers of charity or social institution that tries to present an interesting program packaging, quality and harmony of good management. This band of players try to show the performance management of charity and social activities as a substance to achieve the goal of helping the poor. To invite the money and sympathy, the band is not the main provisions of poetry and songs of sorrow, but the value of the benefits and impact of programs to improve the fate of the poor. In a higher stage, surely the quality of players we could call this band as an orchestra player, because of his skill in concocting the substance of value in a dynamic program.

The third style that is often displayed by the fund manager charity or humanitarian institutions is celebrity style. This style refers to the behavior of the managers of charity and social institutions are more interested in popularity in carrying out its activities. This group made the publicity and popularity as a destination from a variety of activities done. This style is supported by a variety of activities which involve more journalists and promotion in various media. It does not matter whether the activity benefits the poor people or bring in donations, the important names of institutions and personnel of the more widely known by the public.

Of course, a legitimate charity or if the manager displays the behavior of social institutions as mentioned above. All behavior that is part of an effort every manager charity and social institutions to achieve their stated objectives. In addition to its objective factors, behavioral styles also emerged due to the knowledge, experience and skills possessed personnel involved in managing the charity and social institutions. The more qualified managers charity and social institutions, will be more quality display of force behavior.

Some managers charity and social institutions may also have noticed that the aspects of the substance of the benefits of the program, the ability to bring sympathy and donations and the impact of popularity is the third thing that can not be separated. They make all aspects of it as a defining element of they directing the organization or impelemnting the program. These aspects has been a decisive element of success of activities and ran well organizations wheel. But whatever the behavior of zakat or charity institution, the community will continue to appreciate the style of behavior displayed. Apreciation from community can emerge in the form of positive or negative appreciation. The impact of zakat or charity institution will be loved or shunned society. Now it's up to the institution of zakat, or charity, the style of what behaviors will be displayed?

03 April, 2011

Amil Zakat Salary

Many people are now involved in zakat work as amil. It is estimated that more than 10,000 people in Indonesia have become amil zakat. There are a amil for ideological reasons, namely to fight for the fate that together serve the people. There are to be amil professional reasons, namely that the party concerned has the knowledge, skills and experience in managing zakat. There is also a pragmatic reason, namely that it is currently able to accommodate the work him is work as amil.

Judging from the time spent on each amil for zakat, then we can divide into: 1) Full-time Amil 2) Amil Part Time, and 3) Amil meantime. Full Time Amil is Amil involved managing the zakat in an average of eight hours a day, five days a week and continued to work throughout the year. Amil Full-time job as amil relative making a major job. Part Time Amil is Amil who do the work of managing the zakat in the number of working hours or job sharing with other professions. Generally, the average working hours are used by Part Time Amil to manage Zakat is less than four hours a day. The amil meantime while the people involved to manage zakat in a very short time, for example, in a Ramadan committees whose time is only three days a year (before the Idul Fitr).

In terms of occupation or profession as amil, many people have a salary or wages regularly. Salary is of course given to Amil Full Time or at least the Amil Part Time. While Amil While, generally do not receive salary or wages. Salaries can be derived from the provision of the right amil (mustahik) obtained from the accumulation of zakat funds collected by organizations that manage zakat. It could also come from other funds (non zakat) which is owned by the parent organization for managing the zakat.

Giving salary to amil given in order to provide fringe benefits for the deployment of labor, time, thought and competence in order to take care of one's zakat. Provision of fringe benefits also aims to foster the spirit of work, sincerity and hard work in carrying out duties as amil. Providing salary amil zakat manager is expected to create serious and fully concentrate on serving the community and develop the charity with the best.

In connection with amil salary scale, ever at a national media published a statement of a bureaucrat associated with zakat, said that there is leadership of Zakat Management Organization, whose salary is Rp 45 million per month. This statement is of course not true, because until now there has been no salary zakat organization leaders who arrive at that number. Though actually, as a possibility, may be one day a head of Zakat organization-paying IDR 45 million or more if the achievement of zakat collection is very large (in accordance with the guidelines fiqh zakat).

Provision of adequate salaries to the amil zakat, actually at this time we need. Besides in order to appreciate the hard work, performance and dedication in taking care zakat that has been achieved, as well as to foster a sense of pride and awaken a sense of excitement to the job as amil zakat. Taking Care of zakat should not create the impression of inadequate or no confidence among some communities because of the work as contemptible or amil zakat is considered low. To wake the glories of zakat we need people who are proud and passionate in managing zakat.

Another reason we need to provide adequate salaries amil zakat is in order to ensure that every Zakat organization still filled by people qualified and competent. Each Zakat organization should be managed by people smart, visionary, skilled, integrity, hardworking and proud of his work to the public. With adequate remuneration would be possible for Zakat organization to recruit the best people and treat him to continue working full devotion in the service and development zakat.

When Zakat organization was not able to provide an adequate salary, then at some point the best people, who have sufficient competence and experience will one by one left the Zakat organization and find a place to move or work in other places that provide better remuneration. Most of the others, may be out of Zakat organization and change course to become entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, another part will work as amil by moonlight for another job in order to cover their needs are not fulfilled from his income as amil. The impact ultimately will lower the concentration, commitment, loyalty and fighting in managing and developing the zakat.

Because it's been so many people involved as amil, then our attention would salary amil this problem we need to improve. We need to give recognition and adequate remuneration, while still maintaining the glory and dignity as amil. Of course all the attention and the arrangement we have to remain assembled within a frame guide fiqh of zakat and a commitment to maintain the mandate to serve the community with the best.