Purpose: This study aims to investigate the effects of zakat and business assistance on the growth and well-being of mustahiqs (zakat recipients). This study also investigates the impact of macroeconomic variables on the welfare of mutahiqs. Design/methodology/approach: The partial least squares-structural equation modelling method is used in this quantitative study, examining data from 137 mustahiqs. The data was collected from seven zakat institutions, which run effective zakat programmes to empower mustahiqs. Findings: Zakat empowerment programmes and business assistantships positively impact the growth of mustahiqs’ businesses, beneficial to their well-being. Nevertheless, their well-being is unaffected by the proxy of the macroeconomy. Originality/value: This study adds to the zakat literature by identifying the relationship between zakat, business growth, macroeconomic conditions and mustahiq welfare. Accordingly, this approach was made by combining primary and secondary data. This research offers a unique measure of welfare based on the concept of the Islamic objectives (Maqasid al-Shariah).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-140
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2023


  • Business assistance
  • Business assistantship
  • Effective zakat
  • Macroeconomy
  • Mustahiq's welfare
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Productive zakat


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