International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

"Relationship between Quality of Life and Regular Zakah Exercise”
Ranti Wiliasih, Hardius Usman, Khafid Marzuki, Yosi Mardoni, Marcelo

Abstract
Researches regarding zakah up to present have focused on zakah from the receivers’ side. The benefit of paying zakah is also received by the givers. This paper aims to examine the relationship between the regular zakah exercise and quality of life by using the aspects of spirituality and altruism as the intermediary variable. The research was conducted with a survey and interview by using a questionnaire to 110 respondents out of 356 zakat payers at bait al mal An Nur Mosque, kompleks Polisi Komseko, PolsekCiracas, Jakarta Timur. This research used the Structural Equation Model (SEM) analysis and also Partial Least Square Path Modeling (PLSPM). The results of SEM and PLSPM analyses showed that correlation between Frek Variable (regular zakah) and altruism had path coefficient of 0.0120 but it is not significant (t statistic < 1.96). Path coefficient between Frek (regular zakah) and Spirituality was 0.0920 and it is not significant (t statistic 1.1670 < 1.96). Therefore, it cannot be proven that there was a relationship between the regular zakah exercise and quality of life, although altruism and spirituality influenced the quality of life, and there was a relationship between spirituality and quality of life. It means that regular zakah exercise does not automatically increase their quality of life.

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