Research Departments・Position

Political & Economic Coexistence・CSEAS Researcher


Area Studies(Indonesia), Islamic Economics

Research Interests / Keywords

・Islam in Southeast Asia
・Poverty and Social Welfare in Indonesia
・Zakat and Sadaqah (Islamic Phoranthropy)Practices


My main concern of study is Islamic world and its charity and philanthropic activities, especially zakāt (Islamic almsgiving) and waqaf(Islamic endowment of property), sadaqah(Islamic voluntary charity). I conducted on medium and long term field work research in Malang, Indonesia in order to analyze the development trajectories and also the prospects of public and private zakāt management institutions (al-‘amilin ‘alayhā) and the recipients (mustahiqq) for my doctoral dissertation. My recent work is “Discourses of Institutionalization of Zakat Management System in Contemporary Indonesia: Effect of the Revitalization of Islamic Economics”, International Journal of Zakat, Vol. 3, 2018. pp.23-35. It reveals the discourses of reconceptualization of zakat as personal religious obligation to social mandatory for wealth redistribution.

Research funds

Type Theme Period
Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up An Empirical Study on the Difference of Zakat Institutionalization in Southeast Asia 2019 – 2020
Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (B)) Indonesian Area Studies and Reconsideration of Good Governance Framework: Analyzing Big Data 2019 – 2022
Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows 東南アジア・イスラーム世界の相互扶助制度:その次世代型再構築と多元的発展径路 2016 – 2018