Abdulsoma Thoarlim, Abdulsoma
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERGRATED MODEL FOR AMIL ZAKAT IN MALAYSIA

International Journal of Islamic Business Ethics Vol 1, No 2 (2016): International Journal of Islamic Business Ethics (IJIBE)
Publisher : UNISSULA

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Amil zakat (zakat collector) is an individual that is responsible in the collection of zakat or tithes. Generally amil is appointed by the state Islamic religious council by which most of them do not have specific background in religious knowledge or in the field of zakat. Nevertheless there were several cases on breach of trust among the current amilwhich affect the credibility and trust of Islamic society towards zakat institutions in Malaysia. The objective of the research is to determine the course and training provided to the zakat collector besides analysed the content of the course and training given to the zakat collector. This research applied the quantitative research methodology which is field study using interviews methods and qualitative using the documentation research in the form of deductive and inductive methods. The finding of the research indicated that there are no specific courses or trainings provided to the amil zakat after their appointment and commissioning. It can be concluded that there is vital need to enhance the role of zakat collector through the effective course and training. The implication of the research is it can improve the weakness of the existing amil zakat management system in each state in Malaysia thus assisting in decreasing and handling of misconduct cases involving amil zakat. Thus it is highly recommended to implementamil professional certification program that consist of 10 specific modules specifically for certified amil which emphasize on the integrity and skills from various aspect such as communication, missionary endeavour, sermon and leadership.

ISSUES AND JURISTIC OPINIONS ON THE INVESTMENT OF WAQF FUNDS: AN OVERVIEW FROM THE ENDOWMENT FUND OF KELANTAN ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE

Jurnal Ekonomi & Bisnis Vol 17, No 2 (2016): EKOBIS 2016
Publisher : Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Islam Sutan Agung, Semarang

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ABSTRACTWakaf is linked to a variety of fields, such as religious, educational, cultural, social and economic.There are several problems and issues facing the Malaysian endowment management as awhole, and Kelantan in particular. Some of the problems and issues are lack of academicallyand administratively qualified personnel in the Wakaf sections/departments, lack of standardsystem for preserving wakaf assets, lack of standard system procedure for the transfer of wakafitems to the Endowment Committee, and so on. There are several contemporary problems andissues surrounding Wakaf management and organization, and the most prevalent of which is theissue of investing Wakaf funds. This is so because it is of great interest to the Malaysian Islamicinstitutions or the Malaysian Islamic council. Based on the importance of the subject, we haveseen the need to examine wakaf applications to Kelantan endowment committee. This studyis comprised of four sections, namely: the emergence of the Kelantan Endowment Committeeand its objectives; the rule of investing endowment funds from the Islamic jurists’ perspective;contemporary decisions on the issue of investing Wakaf funds; and investment of Wakaf fundsin the Kelantan endowment committee. The most important finding of the study is that theKelantan Endowment Commission relates to several fields, as stated by the researchers. It ishoped that the study and its findings will benefit the researchers, the needy ones, as well as theauthorities of Wakaf institutions and committees.Keywords: Investment, Wakaf (Endowment) funds, Endowment committee.

ENTRUSTING ZAKAH (ALMS) ADMINISTRATION TO THE GOVERNMENT: A REVIEW OF HISTORICAL STUDY AND SHARI’AH PERSPECTIVE

Jurnal Ekonomi & Bisnis Vol 17, No 1 (2016): jurnal ekonomi dan bisnis
Publisher : Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Islam Sutan Agung, Semarang

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This study analyses one of the sacred trusts which Allah the Almighty has assigned to Muslimleaders or the government in the country, i.e. the administration of obligatory alms (zakah)led by the government and how it is seen from the historical perspective and Islamic law.The study applies a type of qualitative research which tends to the documents analysis. Thestudy focuses on the issue on aversion of some Muslims in the country to entrust their alms(zakah) administration to their government or its representatives due to the weakness of lawenforcement and the lacking of their trust to them over the years. Accordingly, the issue of thezakah distribution which is still individually practiced today, where they distribute it directly tothe recipients (asnaf), whereas the Shari’ah law does not give anyone the right or mandateto collect and distribute it in this way. Therefore, this significant issue should be resurrectedand resolved due to the fact that many people in the country does not comply it very well. Thisproblem actually caused by their lack of knowledge of zakah obligation, objectives of shari’ah(maqasid al-shari’ah) in zakah administration, zakah philosophy and its history.Keywords: Alms, Collection, Distribution, Shari’ah, Government.