OPINION OF THE ZAKAH RECIPIENTS ABOUT THE ROLE OF ZAKAH ON THE HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY: EVIDENCE FROM THE RURAL BANGLADESH

Keywords: Zakah, Food Security, Bangladesh

Abstract

All economically solvent muslims according to the eligibility yardstick of giving zakah, are oblized to pay zakah. Payment of zakah is to distribute a certain part of once wealth among the poor, as per the Islamic philosophy, so that the poor can graduate from poverty utilizing this zakah fund. The prime objective of this study is to assess the opinion of the zakah recipients about the impact of zakah funds on their living- standard in terms of food security. Logit model is used to assess the opinion of the zakah recipients on their food security status. The study  found no significant impact of zakah fund on the food security of some selected receipents in the rural areas of Bangladesh.

Author Biographies

Kazi Md. Tarique, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Assistant Professor, Southeast University;

PhD Candidate, International Islamic University Malaysia

Kazi Tanvir Mahmud, Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh and Former Research Coordinator (AAS Program) WorldFish , Dhaka, Bangladesh

Md. Kamrul Hasan, American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB), Bangladesh

Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB), Bangladesh

Published
2016-09-09
How to Cite
Tarique, K., Mahmud, K., & Hasan, M. (2016). OPINION OF THE ZAKAH RECIPIENTS ABOUT THE ROLE OF ZAKAH ON THE HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY: EVIDENCE FROM THE RURAL BANGLADESH. Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance, 2(1), 93-110. https://doi.org/10.21098/jimf.v2i1.592
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