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The role of zakat in the promotion of social justice for persons with disabilities in Malaysia

Mokhtar, Khairil Azmin and Md Tah, Ikmal Hisham (2017) The role of zakat in the promotion of social justice for persons with disabilities in Malaysia. Journal of Islamic Law Review,, 13 (1). pp. 85-99. ISSN 0973-2918

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One of the important aspects of Shariah is to achieve social justice. Zakat (tithe) institution assists those who are poor and needy within the beneficiaries (asnaf) which in turn enables the Shariah to achieve social justice. The institution has become integral part within Malaysian Muslim society whereby government has set up proper mechanism of paying zakat through institution recognized under the law. In this article it will be shown how the fund of zakat in the state of Selangor has managed to provide some assistance to PWD in looking after the welfare and rights as well as striving for achieving social justice. Thus, it can be concluded that the realization of human rights for PWD can be achieved together with the fulfilment of Islamic obligation especially by paying Zakat.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1650/61134
Uncontrolled Keywords: Persons with Disabilities (PWD), Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol (CRPD) Zakat, Malaysia,Shariah.
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Khairil Azmin Datuk Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 23:08
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 23:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61134

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