Author:Charlotte Bilo, Anna Carolina Machado
Economic Growth, Education, Health, Poverty and Inequality, Social Protection and CCTs
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Abstract: "Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and considered a religious duty for wealthy people to support those in need. In Muslim-majority countries, zakat has a long tradition of providing income, goods for consumption and other basic services such as health care and education to poor and marginalised populations. A growing body of research has investigated the role of zakat in the provision of social protection and its importance as a poverty reduction mechanism. Although based on the same principles, countries vary significantly in the institutionalisation of zakat, ranging from obligatory to voluntary contributions. The institutional arrangements and benefit provision also differ greatly". (...)

keywords: Role, zakat, provision, social protection, comparison, Jordan, Palestine, Sudan
Date Publication: 05/11/2018 - 08:06
Type/Issue: One Pager / 381
ISSN: 2318-9118
Language: English