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Role of public funds in sustaining Islamic microfinance based on maqasid approach: a case study of Selangor tabung masjid

Zakariyah, Luqman and Mhd. Sarif, Suhaimi and Ahmad H.Osman, Rahmah and Abdul Rahman, Shukran and Mohd Noor, Azman (2017) Role of public funds in sustaining Islamic microfinance based on maqasid approach: a case study of Selangor tabung masjid. In: 4th International Islamic Economics and Finance Congress, 15th-16th July 2017, Istanbul, Turkey. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Purpose - Mosque fund, known as Tabung Masjid in Malaysia, is one of the revenues in Islam yet to be developed. A proper management of this revenue in all Muslim countries where Tabarru‘āt (voluntary donations) are collected ought to have sustainability capacity on Islamic microfinance. However, managing these funds to bring about the foreseeability remains untapped. This paper aims to assess ways in which Tabung Masjid is managed in Malaysia. Methodology - The paper evaluates the management of TM, using both questionnaires and semi-structured interview to unveil the current situation of these funds. The sample of 287 respondents consists of key personnel of Tabung Masjid in Malaysia. Data obtained from the questionnaire survey was analysed through stepwise regression to determine the role of donation in investment and banking activities among selected TM. Findings - The main findings of this paper are to show that increased amounts of donations will result in an increase in the intention toward investment and savings among selected Tabung Masjids. A negative association between monthly donations and savings in bank indicate that higher level of donations collected in a month is spent in operating activities which results in a limited amount of savings. Research Limitations - This study provides preliminary indications that donation has a significant impact on investment and savings among tabung masjids in Malaysia. Future studies are required to identify Islamic investment instruments and the risk management procedure which are beyond the scope of this paper. Practical Implication - The role of these funds in strengthening Islamic microfinance is argued based on the maqāṣid al-Sharī‘ah of protection of wealth. The paper suggests a Tabung Hajj prototype of Tabung Masjid as a sustainable drive of Islamic microfinance for empowering Muslims and alleviating poverty.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 2032/81417
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tabung Masjid; Maqāṣid al-Sharī‘ah; Management; Investment.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.75 Islam and economics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.77 Islam and work
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP188.16 Wasatiyyah. Moderation In Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP190.5 Islamization of Knowledge
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 Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: AP Dr Shukran Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2020 10:00
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2020 17:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81417

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