Rice ATMs: technology based innovations for enhancement of zakat
In this February, it was announced that The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) hopes to install "Rice ATM machines" at 85 mosques in the Federal Territory to facilitate its 23,000 asnaf or tithe recipients (Bernama, 2019). It is reported by Bernama (2019) that the cost of this machine is RM19,000 and is the first in the country and it has two functions, namely to give out rice supply in desired quantity and has a donation box to receive funds from the public. On February 15th, first rice ATM machine was installed at Al-Akram Mosque in Kampung Datuk Keramat.
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Muneeza, Aishath. (2019). Rice ATMs: technology based innovations for enhancement of zakat. IF Hub, 2 (June 2019), pp. 8-15.
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