Pemberdayaan Ekonomi Masyarakat Berbasis Masjid di Tengah Pandemi Covid-19

  • Muhammad Muhib Alwi Institut Agama Islam Negeri Jember
Keywords: Empowerment, Economy, Society, Masjid, Covid-19 Pandemic


So far, masjids (mosques) have only been used as places of mahdhoh ibadah (the worship of Allah). However, during the time of the Prophet Muhammad, masjids were functioned as the center of government, economic, education, defense and security center, and others. The view that considers the masjid only as a place of mahdhoh ibadah (worship) causes the economic development of the masjid and the surrounding community to be less developed, so that the condition of the masjid cannot be independent, let alone to help the welfare of the surrounding community. Since the time of the Prophet, the people around the masjid have been able to take advantage of the masjid-based economic system, namely through Baitul Maal Wat Tamwil (BMT). This institution has become one of the economic institutions that is able to guarantee the economic independence of the masjid and at the same time help empower the economy of the people around it. Especially at this time, the economic condition of the community is in sharp decline due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It takes togetherness from all masjids to help each other and strengthen the community's economy.