Potentials Zakat Distribution to Asnaf Ar-Riqab: The Women Protection Centre


  • Mohd Rilizam Rosli
  • Hussin Salamon
  • Arief Salleh Rosman
  • Mohd Ali
  • Mohd Farhan
  • Mohd Syukri
  • Sulaiman Shakib Mohd Noor
  • Nasrul Hisyam Nor Muhamad
  • Mohammad Naqib Hamdan
  • Bushrah Bashiron
  • Ezwan Rafiq Hussin




The problem of getting pregnant out of wedlock among the Muslim community is a big issue that is getting worse in this country. The establishment of women's shelters is one of the methods to curb these symptoms. However, the management of this center is often faced with the problem of lack of funds for operations due to the high total management costs. Zakat fund is seen as one of the solutions to this problem, especially for the allocation of asnaf zakat riqab. Therefore, this study aims to identify the interpretation of asnaf zakat riqab according to contemporary Islamic scholars as well as analyze the management of shelters for pregnant women out of wedlock and suggest a model of distribution of zakat asnaf riqab to Women Protection Centers. Qualitative research methods are used to obtain and complete the information of this study. Researchers first examine the reference materials in forming the theoretical framework of this study through the literature review. The results of this study show the management model of the distribution of zakat asnaf riqab to a systematic shelter by the Zakat Institution in Malaysia. It is hoped that with this study, the symptoms of extramarital pregnancy can be curbed and at the same time succeed in making the country free from this problem.