The acceptance of online zakat payment among Muslims in east Malaysia: a conceptual study

Pg Mohd Faezul Fikri Ag Omar and Mohd Nur Hidayat Hasbollah Hajimin and Suddin Lada and Haneffa Muchlis Gazali and Najwa Mohd Khalil (2022) The acceptance of online zakat payment among Muslims in east Malaysia: a conceptual study. Labuan E-journal of Muamalat And Society, 16. pp. 13-21. ISSN 1985-482X (P-ISSN) , 2672-7390 (E-ISSN)

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Paying zakat is one of Islam’s many obligations. Zakat, as one of the five pillars of Islam, is usually paid in cash. However, changes in time and technological modernity have pushed people to pay zakat in new ways, such as online. The ability to pay zakat online is closely driven by the availability of the payment service and the readiness of technological access. Individuals who intend to pay zakat online in East Malaysia are assumed to face significant challenges, such as a lack of internet connectivity infrastructure, which resulted in slow technology adoption. This research aims to look into the acceptance of online zakat payment among Muslims in East Malaysia. Factors, namely perceived usefulness and perceived ease-of-use of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), with the addition of perceived efficiency and maslahah, were used as the study framework. The study’s findings are expected to show the significance of Muslim individuals accepting to pay zakat online in East Malaysia. In any case, apart from contributing to the body of knowledge, this study is expected to provide insights to policymakers, especially zakat institutions, on the need to improve the awareness and motivate muzakki to pay zakat online.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Online zakat payment , Acceptance, Technology acceptance model, TAM, Maslahah, East Malaysia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1-610 Islam. Bahai Faith. Theosophy, etc. > BP1-253 Islam > BP174-190 The practice of Islam > BP176-181 The five duties of a Moslem. Pillars of Islam
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA1-4737 Statistics > HA29-32 Theory and method of social science statistics
Department: FACULTY > Labuan Faculty of International Finance
Date Deposited: 03 May 2023 09:51
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 09:51

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