Journal of Islamic Shariah <p>Journal of Islamic Shariah is an international online platform for journal publishing and management. This international e-journal publishing platform is designed to support and promote an international journal to be easily published and openly accessed to the public. Journal of Islamic Shariah will become an international platform that gather all researchers, scholars, students and professors to discuss and review articles, journals, and publication in relate to the Islamic Shariah Studies published by Al Hikmah Research and Publication Centre. It is published four times a year in January, April, Julai, and October.</p> <p>e-ISSN : 2773-5915</p> <p>Journal of Islamic Shariah carries out genuine scientific articles and journal which have never been published before. All publications should be in any of these three languages, Bahasa Melayu, English or Arabic.</p> AL-HIKMAH RESEARCH & PUBLICATION CENTER en-US Journal of Islamic Shariah 2773-5915 Addressing the contemporary jurisprudential issues faced by zakāh institutions in Sri Lanka: An analytical study <p><strong>Abstract</strong></p> <p>The institutionalized zakāh setup in the context of the Sri Lankan Muslim minority emerged i n the last phase of the twentieth century and it is currently estimated that more than a hundred voluntary zakāh organizations have been functioning across the country. Although the institutionalization contributed to the well-being of the Muslim minority community, some preliminary works have highlighted that such institutionalization of zakāh practices did not impact enhancing the socio-economic well-being of the Muslim minority community of Sri Lanka to the expected level. Against this background, this research paper critically examines the current state of zakāh institutions in Sri Lanka. For that purpose, this research has examined selected four zakāh institutions reflecting the and demographical distribution of the community. This qualitative study collected data through primary sources such as interviews and official documents. And also, the thematic content analysis method was used to analyze the collected data. This study finds that one of the major obstacles which prevent the realization of the objectives of zakāh in the contemporary Sri Lankan context is jurisprudential in nature. Classical jurisprudential reasoning does not provide alternative solutions to the jurisprudential problems peculiar to Sri Lanka. Thus, this study understands that a particular jurisprudential intervention is needed to respond to the challenges mentioned earlier. Hence, this study further suggests that the Fiqh of Muslim minorities could play a potential role in developing alternative jurisprudential discourse. In that sense, this research indicates that to contribute to the current debate on the application of Islamic jurisprudence regarding institutionalized zakāh management in Muslim minority contexts, the method of fiqh of Muslim minorities must be applied.</p> Arafath Careem Mohammed Jiffry AbdulHamid Mohammed Ali Zaroum Mustafa Shamsuddin Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Islamic Shariah 2023-06-02 2023-06-02 3 1 1 24