Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) needs RM50 million a year to fund its dakwah (missionary) activities in various fields, said its president Nasrudin Hassan.
He said the average annual contribution received by the foundation was only around RM20 million.
“We need more funds to move more actively because the target of our dakwah involves various segments such as people in Sabah, Sarawak, Orang Asli and asnaf (zakat recipients) as well as victims of natural disasters.
“Besides dakwah through lectures, street dakwah and such, we also need allocation for programmes to train new preachers and distribution of brochures about Islam to the people,” he said after the signing of a joint-venture agreement between Yadim and MobilityOne Sdn Bhd here today.
The five-year agreement is for the development and implementation of fintech (financial technology) services for the foundation’s infak (contribution) programmes.
Meanwhile, MobilityOne chief executive officer Datuk Hussian A Rahman said the collaboration will facilitate donors in using various digital payment channels to contribute to Yadim, among them MobilityOne e-pos terminal, Yadim official portal and mobile applications.
“We expect that three months from now, the infak payment system for Yadim, developed by our company, will be fully operational,” he said.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, who witnessed the signing of the agreement, expressed hope that the collaboration will make Yadim stronger and better in delivering dakwah.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency