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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: National Conference on Zakat aand Economic Development 2015 (NCOZ 2015), 1 June 2015, Kuantan.

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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 a 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 has been relatively successful in fulfilling their respective roles and functions. However, few studies 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 shariah. 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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5137/49527 ISBN 978-967-0691-47-3
Uncontrolled Keywords: economy, poverty, housing, waqaf, zakat
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH4021 Buildings. Construction with reference to use.
T Technology > TX Home economics > TX301 The house
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Srazali Aripin
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2016 20:53
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 15:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49527

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