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Sustaining good perceptions towards recipients of zakat under the category of riqab

Ismail, Yusof and Awang, Abdul Bari and Mhd. Sarif, Suhaimi (2019) Sustaining good perceptions towards recipients of zakat under the category of riqab. In: 1st Kedah International Zakat Conference 2019 (KEIZAC 2019), 4-5 August 2019, Menara Zakat, Lembaga Zakat Negeri Kedah, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Sustaining good perceptions is essential. Riqab (slavery) is one of the standard categories of zakat expenditure sanctioned by Islam. Today, it is difficult if not impossible to identify people who may be entitled to zakat under riqab category. However, Fiqh literature has provided some novel ideas of practical implications to contemporary Muslim societies. This study aims to explore the views of some Muslim respondents on the perception of zakat recipients under riqab category. By using nine statements with a Likert-like scale, and one open-ended question, the study was able to obtain an acceptable reliability (Cronbach reliability of 0.704). Data analysis using t-test shows that male and female respondents (n=70) did not differ significantly in their views, except for “freeing a prisoner of war” (p-value .002). The rating by the respondents on eligible riqab recipients ranked “freeing a person from an oppressive ruler” (4.09/5.00), and “freeing a prisoner of war” (4,03/5.00) among the top. A significant contribution of the research is perhaps the development of the instrument which may be replicated on other types of respondents.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 8121/73883
Uncontrolled Keywords: Riqab, Sustainability, Zakat institutions.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5387 Business ethics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Suhaimi Mhd Sarif
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 11:57
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 11:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73883

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