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Investigation on zakat as an indicator for Moslem countries' economic growth

Mahat, Nor Idayu and Warokka, Ari (2013) Investigation on zakat as an indicator for Moslem countries' economic growth. Journal for Global Business Advancement, 6 (1). pp. 50-58. ISSN 1746-966X

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This study examines the possibility of zakat as an alternative source of economic growth, which in most cases and prior studies Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been more preferable and become dominant development engine for emerging economies. We proposed the strategy to estimate the zakat and employed a multivariate regression to analyse a panel macroeconomic data of 19 Moslem countries for the period 2004-2010.The empirical results give some evidence that zakat is able to become a powerful resource of economic growth, or in other words, it could be domestic direct investment that provides source of fund to the country development.Although the proposed model is limited due to the availability of complete panel macroeconomic data, we conclude that zakat will become a serious implementable economic growth policy in Moslem countries reflecting a self-sufficient spirit, equitable distribution of wealth paradigm, and much more human-touch in managing national development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: domestic direct investment; economic growth; regression modelling; zakat; Moslem countries; Muslim countries; Islam; Islamic countries; self-sufficiency; wealth distribution.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Nor Idayu Mahat
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 00:46
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2016 00:46

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