The Challenges of Zakat Management: A Case of Kano State, Nigeria



Despite all the resources committed by the government in pursuit of achieving Zakat noble objective, its realization has remained a mirage in Kano state, Nigeria. The paper is to conceptually examine the challenges in the generation and effective utilization of Zakat in Kano state, Nigeria. From the literature reviewed the challenges of Zakat in Kano include the in ineffective government administrative machinery as well as the unilateral decisions being taken at individual level. It is therefore recommended that Kano state government should give more attention to the Zakat management through the established government organ to organize, coordinate create awareness among the Islamic scholars the traditional leaders, the wealthy individuals as well as the society in general. It is also suggested that researchers should further empirically investigate the phenomenon to discover more alternatives for better Zakat management.


Zakat Management, generation, utilization, Kano, Nigeria

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