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Debatable issues in Fiqh al-Zakat: a jurisprudential appraisal

Haneef, Sayed Sikandar Shah (2010) Debatable issues in Fiqh al-Zakat: a jurisprudential appraisal. Hamdard Islamicus, XXXIII (3&4). pp. 79-101. ISSN 0250-7196

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Introduction Since early 20th century, some leading scholars have been fervently debating the possibility of making fresh ijtihÉd on a host of newly emerging issues of fiqh al-zakÉt. This is asserted to be so due to radical changes that have taken place in the methods of producing new forms of wealth and the way that the Muslims deal even with the traditionally designated zakÉt payable wealth. There are many issues1 that have engaged serious scholarly debates surrounding the fiqh of zakÉt. But for the purpose of this paper, we briefly highlight the current debate about issues, such as the adequacy of growth as the criterion for zakÉtablity of the wealth, contemporary definition of niÎÉb, attempts at revising the rate of zakÉt, calculation of the hawl, and exemptible assets of the zakÉt payer. In this study therefore, different views for reform shall be examined with the prime idea of offering a jurisprudentially valid position on the about mooted points.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3049/6789
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiqh al-Zakat, jurisprudence
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > KBP639 Muʻāmalāt
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Prof. Sayed Sikandar Shah Haneef
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2012 11:35
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2012 11:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6789

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