The The System of Zakat in Pakistan and Malaysia [A Comparative and Analytical Study]

  • Dr. Hafiz Atif Iqbal Assistant Prof, Dept of Islamic Studies, Govt. Islamia Graduate College Railway Road, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mohd Roslan Bin Mohd Nor Chairman Dept. of Islamic History & Civilisation University of Malaya Malaysia
Keywords: Pivot, Recipients, Pakistan, Malaysia, Collection, Disbursement.


In Islamic teachings, Zakat is a pivot approach for dealing with social issues like poverty in society by allocating a specific amount of wealth to the recipients as an obligation to those who can have a Nisab. This research makes an effort to assess the collection and disbursement system of zakat in Pakistan and Malaysia. The variables that make up this research are as: Firstly, reliable legal sources have been reviewed to describe the history of the zakat system in both countries. Secondly, the collection and disbursement system of Zakat has been outlined sequentially. Thirdly, the merits and drawbacks of the Zakat systems in both countries have been brought to light. Finally, the two countries zakat practices have been compared, with the goal of determining which is better. As a result, Pakistan's Zakat system needs to be rectified in comparison to Malaysia. However, it is encouraging that the proportion of Zakat collected in both countries is increasing year after year. But unfortunately, Pakistan has not been able to completely get rid of poverty and Malaysia is slightly less. It is hoped that this study will be crucial in highlighting the elegance of the Islamic Zakat system as well as a beneficial advancement in the Zakat system.


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How to Cite
Iqbal, Dr. Hafiz Atif, and Mohd Roslan Bin Mohd Nor. 2024. “The The System of Zakat in Pakistan and Malaysia [A Comparative and Analytical Study]”. Al-Az̤vā 39 (61). Pakistan, 11-28.̤vā.v39i61.712.