A Mosque-Based Economic Empowerment Model for Urban Poor Community

Azis Muslim, Ravik Karsidi, Mahendra Wijaya, Hermanu Joebagio


This research aimed to formulate a mosque-based economic empowerment model for urban poor community. This research was studied qualitatively through descriptive approach. The methods of collecting data used were interview, FGD, observation and documentation. The data analysis was conducted using an interactive analysis. The empowerment models resulting were firstly economic empowerment input encompassing mosque-based financial institution, mosque management, empowerment target, and cooperation. Secondly, economic empowerment process started from building spirituality, building entrepreneurship awareness, capacity building to power building conducted respectively. Thirdly, the output of economic empowerment included human building, business building, environmental building, and institutional building. Fourthly, economic congregation usefulness served as an outcome. The economic congregation usefulness was indicated by the establishment of honest and trustable entrepreneurs based on strong religious application, the realization of congregation independency/wellbeing, business sustainability because of many network with other congregation, and capital availability and access easiness for business development.

Keywords: model and economic empowerment.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijssr.v2i2.5472


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