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Concept of social security in Islam with special reference to zakat, waqaf and faraid

Mohamad Amin, Noor Shuhadawati and Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali (2016) Concept of social security in Islam with special reference to zakat, waqaf and faraid. Shariah Law Reports. xxvii-Iii. ISSN 1985-4250

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Abstract

Social security has been regarded as one of the fundamental human rights. In Islam, social security originated from the concept of charity. This is evident from a number of verses in Al-Quran and Hadith emphasising on the importance of giving charity. Charity has been further developed into a more complex social security systems namely zakat, waqaf and faraid based on a few salient principles in Islam legalised by Al-Quran and Hadith. These social security systems which have been introduced during the time of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh are still implemented today particularly in Muslim states. Therefore, this paper aims to examine the current practice in Kuwait and Malaysia and to what extent the systems have been modified to suit the present needs of the Muslims community.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7736/55187
Uncontrolled Keywords: social security, Islam, zakat, waqaf, faraid
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Ms Noor Shuhadawati Mohamad Amin
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 01:41
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 19:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55187

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