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Cash waqf as an alternative panacea to poverty alleviation: An overview of human development in Nigeria

Oladapo, Hakeem B. and Md Saad, Norma and Omar Mohamad, Mustafa and Oziev, Gapur (2017) Cash waqf as an alternative panacea to poverty alleviation: An overview of human development in Nigeria. Turkish Journal of Islamic Economics, 4 (2). pp. 83-90. ISSN 2587-2303 E-ISSN 2587-232X

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This study investigated how cash waqf was used to alleviate education poverty in Nigeria among the orphans and under-privileged in Zamfara State in particular. The failure of government has deprived people of good health, shelter, education among other things. Similarly, efforts of both private and voluntary sectors yielded no useful results especially in sponsoring students’ education. It is undeniable that poverty has become household problem in Africa and specifically Nigeria. The menace has deprived people of basic necessity of life hence, throw them into serious predicament. The present study used qualitative technique hence, conducted in-depth interviews of three types of respondents. Data gathered from the interview was analyzed using a phenomenological approach. It is hoped that the findings will be useful to policy makers in waqf institutions and the Nigerian government to strategize poverty alleviation inclusive of orphans and under-privileged education in order to boost the level of literacy in the country.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1304/61137
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cash waqf, education, poverty alleviation, under-privileged, phenomenology.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3368 Islamic Banking and Finance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Norma Md Saad
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 10:59
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 10:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61137

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