Zakat fund in Malaysia: where does it all go? / Roshaiza Taha ... [et al.]

Taha, Roshaiza and Mohd Nor, Mohd Nazli and Embong, Mohd Rodzi and Zulkifli, Muhammad Faris (2017) Zakat fund in Malaysia: where does it all go? / Roshaiza Taha ... [et al.]. Management & Accounting Review (MAR), 16 (1). pp. 137-166. ISSN 2550-1895


The purpose of this paper is to investigate the management performance, especially the distribution performance of Zakat institutions in Malaysia. Although this study is carried out in Malaysia, Zakat issues are prevalent religious issues which affect Muslims all over the world and thus this study may offer some insights on Zakat management to interested parties. The secondary data is used where information on Zakat fund from Zakat institutions are analyzed to determine their performance. Document analysis is carried out on annual reports, published bulletins, brochures, and periodical news of Zakat institutions in the selected region to assess the performance of these institutions. The results suggest that Zakat institutions in their distribution practices have adhered to the stipulated Islamic law, whereby, Zakat fund is distributed to the eight qualified groups of recipients. The main contentious issue in Zakat is the existence of a large percentage of undistributed Zakat which does not appear in any Zakat reporting. This issue is very serious and needs to be addressed by the Muslim communities and this issue may also be present in other Muslim countries. This study provides the public and the stakeholders, first-hand information regarding the existing management issues of Zakat fund in Malaysia and thus, contributes to the sharing of Zakat management experience to other Muslim countries for a better solution.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Mohd Nor, Mohd NazliUNSPECIFIED
Embong, Mohd RodziUNSPECIFIED
Zulkifli, Muhammad FarisUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > Islam > Alms (Zakat)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Accounting Research Institute (ARI)
Journal or Publication Title: Management & Accounting Review (MAR)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Management & Accounting Review
ISSN: 2550-1895
Volume: 16
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 137-166
Item ID: 30260
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zakat Fund, Zakat Management, Eligible Asnaf


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