FACTORS INFLUENCING A BUSINESS TOWARDS ZAKAT PAYMENT IN MALAYSIA

Abdullah, Abdul Aziz and Abdul Kadir, Mohd Rizuan and ZainalAbidin, Zulkifli and Ramli, Juliana Anis and Surbaini, Khairul Nizam (2014) FACTORS INFLUENCING A BUSINESS TOWARDS ZAKAT PAYMENT IN MALAYSIA. International journal of Science Commerce and Humanities , 3 (3). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2052-6164

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Abstract

Zakat is one of the five pillars in Islam. Zakat is a compulsory contribution system in Islam, taken from those who have excesses, and gives to the needy. Its principal objectives are to develop a balanced socio-economic growth, and to purify one's soul and wealth so that their wealth is blessed by Allah SWT (God). It was agreed by all Muslim scholars that businesses are subject to zakat. Zakat on business is obligatory (wajib) for companies, as long as Muslims have interests it. However, the collection of zakat from the businesses in Malaysia is still low. This might due to much reasons.This study is not looking at the business zakat non-compliance, but rather to investigate the factors that influence a company towards the zakat payment. It examine whether the company’s characteristics such as board of directors, shareholding’s ownership, size of the company and the level of profitability will motivate the zakat payment on business. The results found that none of the factors are significantly relate to the business zakat payment by businesses.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Business Zakat, Zakat motivation, Zakat Accounting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Abdul Aziz Abdullah
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2014 07:28
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2014 07:28
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/2399

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