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This research examines social funds in the context of the Islamic religion. Social funds are funds related to donations or contributions that are distributed to those in need. In this case, what is meant by social funds in this study are social funds for death, which are practiced by the people of Bengkalis, Riau. The practice of raising funds and distributing these funds has long been carried out by the people of Bengkalis as an entrenched form of philanthropy. Then what if the social fundraising culture is seen from the perspective of Islamic philanthropy. This research belongs to the type of field research in which data collection is carried out by directly observing the cultural practices in the field. The research method used is qualitative with qualitative descriptive data analysis. The research location is located in Kelapapati Village, Bengkalis, Riau. The cultural practice of social fundraising carried out by the people of Bengkalis to help ease the burden on the family left behind is basically in harmony with Islam, namely loving and caring for one another. This form of affection is carried out by mutual cooperation and hand in hand.