Islahi, Abdul Azim and Obaidullah, Mohammed (2002): Zakah on stocks: some unsettled issues. Published in: Journal of King Abdulaziz University -Islamic Economics , Vol. 17, No. 2 (2004): pp. 3-17.
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Issues relating to zakah on equity shares are far from being settled if one considers the available fatawa and observed practices in many Muslim countries. The most basic questions pertain to the correct method of valuation of equity shares for the purpose of estimation of zakah liability. This paper reviews alternative methods of valuation and argues in favour of marketbased valuation. It also raises serious questions on the permissibility of exemption of fixed assets from zakah liability in the accounting based framework, notwithstanding its actual use in some Muslim countries. A market-based valuation framework is rooted in the notion of market efficiency, which dominates modern finance theories for over a century. The paper seeks to push forward the concept of "average price" as the basis of valuation as also of estimating zakah liability. It argues that the concept not only follows logically from the efficient market theory, but also is backed by sound Shari'ah evidence.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Zakah on stocks: some unsettled issues|
|English Title:||Zakah on stocks: some unsettled issues|
|Keywords:||Zakah tax; stock evaluatio; application of average price; Islamic economic|
|Subjects:||M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M4 - Accounting and Auditing > M41 - Accounting
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B5 - Current Heterodox Approaches > B52 - Institutional; Evolutionary
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing > D40 - General
|Depositing User:||Abdul Azim Islahi|
|Date Deposited:||18. Nov 2009 00:58|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 06:09|
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