Implementation of Digital Philanthropy: Empirical Evidence at the Istiqlal Mosque and the Jogokariyan Mosque


  • Wahyu Akbar IAIN Palangka Raya, Palangka Raya, Indonesia
  • Mawar Ardiansyah IAIN Palangka Raya, Palangka Raya, Indonesia



Digital Philanthropy, Economic Welfare, Mosque


Purpose This paper examines mosque innovation to strengthen the community's economy. The slow pace of collecting Islamic philanthropy and the importance of community welfare become important with Indonesia benefiting from the demographic bonus. Mosque digital philanthropy is manifested in the practices carried out by the Istiqlal and Jogokariyan mosques using digital philanthropy to overcome the problem of collecting Islamic philanthropy.

Method This paper is the result of field research with a descriptive-qualitative approach. Data comes from interviews, observations, and documentation at the Istiqlal and Jogokariyan mosques. Meanwhile, the theories used are humanitarian and economic development theories, digital philanthropy, mosque management, and economic empowerment of the people.

Result This paper concludes that the forms of Digital Philanthropy at the Istiqlal Mosque and Jogokariyan each operate digital philanthropy through 4 bases, namely web facilities, social media, messenger applications, and bank transfers via QRIS. Second, the impact of implementing mosque-based digital philanthropy is a digital-based socio-economic movement in the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0. From the perspective of humanity, economic development, mosque management, and community empowerment, mosque digital philanthropy is developing and empowering a digital-based community economy, which can be seen as a socio-economic innovation for mosque congregations. Mosque-based digital philanthropy has offered efficiency and convenience for congregations to actualize spiritual and social piety virtues, especially for Muslims through mosques.