Entrusting Zakah (Alms) Administration To The Government: A Review Of Historical Study And Shari’ah Perspective

Abdulsoma, Thoarlim and Mohammed Muneer'deen, Olodo Al-Shafi'i (2016) Entrusting Zakah (Alms) Administration To The Government: A Review Of Historical Study And Shari’ah Perspective. EKOBIS Jurnal Ekonomi Dan Bisnis, 17 (1). pp. 12-21. ISSN 1411-2280

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This study analyses one of the sacred trusts which Allah the Almighty has assigned to Muslim leaders or the government in the country, i.e. the administration of obligatory alms (zakah) led by the government and how it is seen from the historical perspective and Islamic law. The study applies a type of qualitative research which tends to the documents analysis. The study focuses on the issue on aversion of some Muslims in the country to entrust their alms (zakah) administration to their government or its representatives due to the weakness of law enforcement and the lacking of their trust to them over the years. Accordingly, the issue of the zakah distribution which is still individually practiced today, where they distribute it directly to the recipients (asnaf), whereas the Shari'ah law does not give anyone the right or mandate to collect and distribute it in this way. Therefore, this significant issue should be resurrected and resolved due to the fact that many people in the country does not comply it very well. This problem actually caused by their lack of knowledge of zakah obligation, objectives of shari'ah (maqasid al-shari'ah) in zakah administration, zakah philosophy and its history.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alms, Collection, Distribution, Shari'ah, Government
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Islamic Contemporary Studies
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 03:37
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 03:37
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/5148

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