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Zakah on employment income in Muslims majority states of Nigeria: Any cause for alarm?

Ammani, Sahiba Abdullahi and Abba, Safiyya Abubakar and Dandago, Kabiru Isa (2014) Zakah on employment income in Muslims majority states of Nigeria: Any cause for alarm? In: International Conference on Accounting Studies (ICAS) 2014, 18 - 19 August 2014, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

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This paper aims at adding to reliable solutions of the menace of poverty in the Muslim majority states of Nigeria by providing facts that buttress the payment of Zakah on employment and professional income as a powerful source of funds for dealing with the harsh effect of poverty among Muslim communities.The paper is purely a literature review research that explores the jurisprudential debate and ruling on Zakah on employment income and traces how some Muslim majority jurisdictions benefitted immensely towards eradicating poverty using proceeds from Zakah on employment and professional income.In view of this, the paper recommends to those in authority to take a juristic stance on the matter and generate Zakah funds from employment and professional income as well as ensure proper disbursement of the funds to the target group in order to curb the poverty situations of the Muslim majority states in Nigeria and beyond.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 164 (2014), ISSN 1877-0428 pp. 1-666
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zakah, employment income, professional income, Muslim majority states, zakah commission.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 09:35
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2016 06:53
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13392

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