ASSESSMENT OF THE PRACTICE OF ZAKAT PAYMENT AND ITS IMPACT AMONG THE PEOPLE OF KADUNA STATE

ABSTRACT
This research entitle “Assessment of the practice of Zakat payment and its impact on the people of kaduna State” aimed at appraising the nature of Zakat payment among the people of Kaduna state, and to assess the problems and challenges of the application of the concept of Zakat among the people of Kaduna State, To achieve the stated goals, the researcher adopted the descriptive research methods, by distributing questionnaires, A total of five hundred (500) questionnaires were distributed to two categories of respondents i.e Zakat givers and receivers from fifteen local governments in Kaduna State, after which the data were collected and analyzed using the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS). The research concluded with a number of results, the most important of which include: 1-The majority of the respondents are qualified to receive Zakat for their life status, but most of them have never received any kobo (as Zakat) from the rich in their community. 2- Selfish interest, is the main and major factor that leads to ineffective nature of Zakat payment in Kaduna state. 3- Religious awareness and guidance are the main and appropriate ways for motivating the prompt payment of Zakat. in Kaduna State. Finally the research makes some recommendations which includes: Zakat committee should properly be organized and coordinated under the supervision of Kaduna state ministry of Islamic affairs; The non-governmental committee on Zakat collection and distribution in Kaduna State should be registered; A statistical data should be prepared by Zakat committee annually in order to simplify the assessment of collection and distribution of Zakat in each local government in the state.


CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY:
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the most merciful. All thanks be to the Lord of universe who revealed religion in order to create cordial relationship among the creatures. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the seal of Prophets Muhammad (S.A.W), for demonstrating to the world how to relate with various groups of people. Similarly, may Allah (S.W.T) be pleased with the companions of the Prophet (S.A.W) for their sincerity in the conveyance of what they learned from the Prophet (S.A.W) to the next generation.

The basic aim of the religion of Islam is to guide man to the understanding of the right of the Creator as well as the right of creatures. Thus, Islam obliged Muslims to the performance of certain acts. For instance, salat (prayer) is commanded to be observed by every man in order to keep his relationship with Allah (S.W.T) by shunning all evils. In this regard, the Qur‟an States:


“….Verily, the Salah prevents from Alfahsha

( immoral sins)and Al-Munkar (evil deeds) (Q29:45)

Similarly, Zakat is commanded to be observed in order to create love among people and to remove the tendency of exploiting others. The Qur‟an States:

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