Assistant Type of Capital Zakat Distribution and Achievement of Asnaf Entrepreneur in Malaysia: An Empirical Study
Zakat capital assistance is one the support forms provided by Zakat agencies in Malaysia to assist the asnaf get involved in the business world, and to change their lives for the better. There are several of issues emerge such as fraud on the subsidies provided, the failure of entrepreneurs in the business, and insufficient capital. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to identify the types of capital assistance provided by the Zakat Institution and to determine the extent to which the financial assistance achievement is helpful to the business. This study used qualitative methods of interviewing a total of 12 asnaf informants and 5 zakat officials. The themes that arose from the first question related to the type of business capital assistance were skills, equipment and financial assistance. While the theme of the second question, the achievement of the zakat dispersal assistant, is able came out from the asnaf group and became a zakat payer. Generally, the findings show that the study is satisfactory but needs to be improved in terms of business capital and management assistance. Researchers hope that the research conducted will help the zakat institution in increasing the distribution of zakat to asnaf as well as improving their lives in a better way.