212 Sharia Cooperative has been successful and able to pay zakat after one year running its business.

Lukman M Baga as general treasurer of  212  Sharia Cooperative said that the profits were achieved due to the business development of several products, including the 212 Sharia Cooperative  Mobile, Tower 212 and 212 Mart. Especially for 212 Mart, currently has 107 outlets spread in the Greater Jabodetabek area.

"Alhamdulillah in this first year we can pay zakat 2.5 percent of profits. Please pray for this business to grow and become the power of the people, "said Lukman after giving his zakat through BAZNAS in Gerad 212 Mart Pengadegan, Pengadegan Timur Raya road No.16  RT. 005 RW.02, Pancoran District, South Jakarta, on Thursday (26/4).  

Executive Director of 212 Sharia Cooperative  Ahmad Juwaini, Commissioner of BAZNAS Emmy Hamidiyah and BAZNAS Retail Collecting Division Head Fitriansyah Agus Setiawan were also present at the event.

Lukman hopes that the zakah paid by the company amount  Rp 12,662,979 can support poverty alleviation program and economic improvement mustahik through entrepreneurship programs implemented by BAZNAS.

"Hopefully more Muslims including the muzaki, shopping at 212 Sharia Cooperative business network such as 212 mart," he said.

Lukman said, 212 Sharia Cooperative, was founded by Muslim leaders as the implementation of the spirit of Action 212 which is full of brotherhood and togetherness. "This spirit is then realized in the effort to make 212 Sharia Cooperative as a container of economic struggle to achieve economic independence of the ummah," he said.

212 Sharia Cooperative was established January 6, 2017. Grand launching was conducted at Al-Hambra Room, Andalusia Islamic Center, Sentul City, Bogor, West Java.

The first meeting was held on January 10, 2017, which was attended by 24 founders. This meeting resulted in the decision of the articles of association (AD) and the composition of the management personnel of the first 212 Sharia Cooperative.

"Then through a notary, the result of the meeting is reported to the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs as the government representative who handles cooperatives," he said.

212 Sharia Cooperative get approval from the government through Decree of the Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises No.003136/BH/M.UMKM.2/ I/2017 issued on January 19, 2017

"Alhamdulillah, a cooperative that accommodates the economic aspirations of this ummah paid zakat to BAZNAS. Hopefully, more Muslim-owned enterprises fulfill the third pillar of Islam," said commissioner of BAZNAS, Emmy Hamidiyah.

Previously, BAZNAS and Koperasi Syariah 212 had established cooperation in the BAZNAS Empowering Villages program, which empowers small ranchers network in villages.

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