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The Eligibility of a Bankrupt to Receive Zakāh in Malaysia

Zameli, Mohamad Hisyam and Awang Hamat, Mohd Afandi (2021) The Eligibility of a Bankrupt to Receive Zakāh in Malaysia. International Journal of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh Studies, 5 (1). pp. 33-41. E-ISSN 2600-8408

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Bankruptcy is one of the worst conditions that individuals may face. Islamic law has informed the rules of the debt and warned against leniency in payment of debt and urged its payment, and has prescribed several methods for its payment, including the share of al-Ghārimīn. The jurists have set the parameters and conditions for the entitlement of al-Ghārimīn for zakāh. But the question remains about the issue of entitlement of a bankrupt to receive zakāh because there is no discussion on it in the books of jurisprudence. Therefore, this research intends to clarify the eligibility of a bankrupt to receive zakāh, especially from the al-Ghārimīn category. This research also intends to discover the ways in which the insolvency administration in Malaysia issues decisions on bankruptcy, and to search for the conditions for zakāh eligibility in Lembaga Zakat Selangor (LZS). Through the inductive approach, the researchers collected information related to the subject, and then they worked on analyzing the information and data obtained. The researchers concluded a number of results, the most important of which are: al-Ghārimūn are Muslim debtors and deserve zakāh to pay off their debts; the reasons for bankruptcy are among the most important factors for the eligibility of zakāh; and if the bankrupt has a deferred debt, it makes him ineligible to receive zakāh.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Al-Ghārimūn, Bankrupt, Eligibility to Receive Zakāh, Conditions, Debts
Subjects: BPH Islamic Economics > BPH531 Zakat
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: Dr Mohd Afandi Awang Hamat
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2021 16:31
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2021 16:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90694

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