There are still numerous less active zakat institutions carrying out the programs that direct the mustahiq (zakat recipients) to empower their economy. Zakat institutions tend to focus more on spiritual coaching. The fact, exploring mustahiq’s prospect and directing them is an essential effort in generating and developing their economic power. Therefore, this research aimed to discover how the transformation of mustahiq as recipients of productive zakat applied as venture capital at amil zakat institutions in Surabaya. This qualitative research employed a descriptive method with the interview as data collection techniques. The main interviewees were the mustahiq, who received productive zakat for venture capital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Economic Cooperation and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Amil zakat
  • Mustahiq
  • Productive Zakat
  • Transformation
  • Zakat institution


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