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Contemporary application of categorizing zakat recipients under Riqab

Ismail, Yusof and Awang, Abdul Bari and Sarif, Suhaimi Mhd (2019) Contemporary application of categorizing zakat recipients under Riqab. Journal of Fatwa Management and Research, 18 (3). pp. 240-257. ISSN 2232-1047 E-ISSN 0127-8886

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Contemporary approach of categorizing zakat recipients under Riqab or slavery is essential to reflect the current contexts. Thus, the categorization certainly requires adaptation and application. In the old days, slavery was apparent in the society. It is not in today’s context. Nevertheless, slavery may happen in different forms and shapes. There are abundant fiqh literatures with some novel ideas of practical implications to contemporary Muslim societies. This study serves as preliminary attempt to seek the opinions of Muslim respondents on how the contemporary contexts of slavery to entitle them categorised under Riqab. The study developed a preliminary instrument and tested it on Muslim undergraduates of a public university in Malaysia who are non-specialists in Shari’ah, Fiqh, or Usul al-Fiqh. 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, whereas paying off a person’s debt (3.29/5.00) the last. A significant contribution of the research is perhaps the development of the instrument which may be replicated on other types of respondents.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3328/75783
Uncontrolled Keywords: Riqab, Contemporary categorization, Zakat institutions
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.75 Islam and economics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB126.4 Islamic Economics
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
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Suhaimi Mhd Sarif
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 20:21
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2019 23:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75783

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