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Azri Bhari (Dr.)i , Mohammad Mahyuddin Khalidii, Mohd Ashrof Zaki Yaakob (Dr.)iii, Mohd Faiz Mohamed Yusof (Dr.)iv, Nurfitriyah Salihah binti Shaharinv, Nurul ‘Ain binti Mohd vi, Norazlina binti Mamatvii, Nurulaina binti Saidinviii & Mohd Yusra Abdullahvi


Poverty eradication is a national development agenda to reduce economic imbalances. Inaccuracies in determining the appropriate measures to eradicate poverty will result in ineffective planned policies and programs. Zakat institutions in Malaysia are also involved in the effort by distributing zakat funds to the poor and needy. Therefore, this study aims to analyze the methods of determining poverty implemented by zakat institutions in Malaysia. This qualitative study was conducted using data collection and data analysis methods. Data collection methods were done through library research. The data obtained were analyzed based on inductive, deductive and comparative methods to obtain results. The results of this study found that the measurement of poverty is divided into two, namely the method of measurement according to Islam based on the limits of kifayah and conventional measurement, namely the unidimensional and multidimensional methods. The measurement method based on the had kifayah is seen to be more advanced in the basic needs of an individual and is complementary to the PGK -based measurement method. However, the determination and measurement of poverty based on multidimensional methods also need to be given attention and seen together because they are closely related and can help the accuracy of poverty assessment.

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