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Preliminary discussion on the potential of zakat-waqaf collaboration in the provision of housing for the needy Muslims

Abdul Rashid, Khairuddin and Hasan, Sharina Farihah and Ahmad Sarkawi, Azila and Othman, Jamilah and Aripin, Srazali (2015) Preliminary discussion on the potential of zakat-waqaf collaboration in the provision of housing for the needy Muslims. In: Persidangan Zakat Dalam Pembangunan Ekonomi: Peringkat Kebangsaan 2015, 1th June 2015, Kuantan, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Zakat and waqaf are the two key instruments that focus on providing assistance to the needy. While they share similar aim but their approaches are different. Zakat has specific approach as prescribed in Al-Quran and Al-Hadiths whereas waqaf in general has no direct Quranic injunction except the various verses and hadiths that promote the practice of infaq. It is a known fact that within the Malaysian context, the employment of these two instruments have been relatively successful in fulfilling their respective roles and functions. However, few research have been done on the potential of these two instruments collaborating in specific endeavours for the benefit of the muslim ummah. Through desk study and discussions with experts, this paper explores the potential of zakat and waqaf to collaborate - in terms of their resources and within what is permissible under the shari’ah. The focus of this paper is on the collaboration between zakat and waqaf resources in the provision of low cost housing or its equivalent for needy muslims. The paper concludes with several issues and challenges that would require further and in-depth deliberations. Keywords: economy, poverty, housing, waqaf, zakat

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 2916/48142
Uncontrolled Keywords: economy, poverty, housing, waqaf, zakat
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr. Jamilah Othman
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 15:13
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2017 09:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48142

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