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Housing assistance under the zakat, disbursement schemes in Malaysia

Ahmad Sarkawi, Azila and Aripin, Srazali (2018) Housing assistance under the zakat, disbursement schemes in Malaysia. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Special Issue (2). pp. 299-302. ISSN 2413-6670 E-ISSN 2411-9458

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Housing assistances such as rental, repair, deposit and construction have been part of the zakat disbursement schemes in Malaysia. Majority of the fourteen States in Malaysia do provide this kind of assistances under their zakat disbursement schemes though the practice varies from one State to another. At the Federal level however, the proposal for standardization has been made by the Department of Awqaf, Zakat and Pilgrimage (JAWHAR), Malaysia. Thus, it is the objective of the paper to document the practice of providing housing assistances to the eligible asnafs (zakat recipient) using the Manual of Zakat Disbursement Administration by JAWHAR as the basis. The study employed content analysis method to unveil the practices of providing housing assistances taking the state of Perak practices as an example. The study confirms that the zakat fund is used for housing assistances stemming from the principle that accommodation is one of the human necessities other than food, costumes, medication,education and transportation, but it is not on the large scale of housing development. These housing assistances are aimed to provide a better living environment for the wellbeing of asnafs.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2826/83620
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zakat; Disbursement scheme; Asnaf; Housing.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: dr azila ahmad sarkawi
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 22:40
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 22:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83620

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