International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Giving and Receiving of Zakāt: Anthropological Analysis of Relationship between the ‘Wealthy’ and ‘Needy’ Citizens in Jos, Nigeria
Dauda Abubakar

The many Islamic organisations in Jos aim at promoting the practice of Islam since late nineties especially among the youths, which resulted in a widespread appeal to re-establish the practice of zakāt in Jos, Nigeria sometimes by involving Islamic organizations as intermediaries between givers and recipients of zakāt. Among factors that triggered the practice of zakāt was the implementation of shari’ah in Nigeria since 2000. The individual distribution of zakāt gradually became prominent among “wealthy” youths in Jos although its impact was buried over the last ten years because of the large number of “needy” persons as a result of the economic hardship in Nigeria.

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