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Zakah for Poverty Alleviation: Evidence from Sudan

Abd Elrahman Ali () and Abdelrahman Elzahi ()
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Abdelrahman Elzahi: The Islamic Research and Teaching Institute (IRTI)

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Khalifa Hassanain ()

No 2016-11, Working Papers from The Islamic Research and Teaching Institute (IRTI)

Abstract: In the Republic of the Zakah programme not only aims at short-term escape from poverty due to the programme investments but rather the provision of tools, livelihoods, and peace of mind necessary for participants to sustain themselves as they actively work their way out of poverty. The main objective of this paper is to determine the milestones of alleviating poverty through Zakah Systems in the Republic of the Sudan. More specifically the study seeks to examine the operational efficiency of the Sudanese Zakah Chamber (SZC); to assess the impact of the SZC on its targeted beneficiaries and to determine the extent to which the SZC is linked to the Sudanese Micro finance services (MFS) sector. A structured questionnaire is used.. The results suggest that despite some operational inefficiencies and the challenges facing the SZC there exists a positive and significant relationship between the programme and poverty alleviation in Sudan.

Keywords: Zakah; Islamic Microfinance; Poverty alleviation. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G21 I30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 37 pages
Date: 2016-05-01
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