This head aims at the discussion on the theory, jurisprudence and larger goals (maqasid) of Zakath rigorously in the light of the primary and secondary sources of Shariah. Discussion on the evolving nature of Zakath to suit the changing time while keeping the basic tenets intact. The conference aims at relevant reproduction and creation of new perspectives on this matter which is a need of the highest order in the present day scenario.
- The modern economic domains, sectors and activities to be revisited in the light of Zakath; Economies across the world have undergone drastic changes since the classic books in Fiqh have been written. It is plausible to any logical mind that the properties and sources of wealth on which Zakath is obligatory to be levied have to be explained in the light of Quran and Sunnah in contemporary times.
- Revisiting the premises of Nisab and its applications in the light of the primary sources of Shariah; what are the 'illath' and 'hikmath' of 'nisab' and how do we ascertain the basis of qiyas in nisab.
- Priority based approach in utilizing Zakath proceeds in the Indian sub continent; considering socio-political circumstances, sustainable infrastructure development, scalability and sustainability in Zakath programmes.
- Zakath and Islamic Economics; the role of Zakath in the Islamic economic system; effect of Zakath on the macroeconomic system, Zakath and fiscal policy in an Islamic economic system, Zakath and economic development at the micro and macro levels.
- Zakath policies and social service and developmental approaches; Zakath and its objectives at the individual level and societal level, comparison of general social projects and Zakath and their linkages, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Zakath, social projects planning, execution and review – comparative and divergent parameters in general social projects and Zakath projects, Zakath mobilization and management – comparative and divergent parameters between general social projects and Zakath projects.
- The methodologies of Zakath sourcing; apportionment and distribution in Muslim minority countries (NGO Model, the mode of Wakalah, micro finance organizations etc.); Zakath mobilization and management systems in Muslim countries, the Euro-American models of Zakath mobilization and management, Afro-Asian models of Zakath mobilization and management, considerations on Zakath mobilization and administration in the schools of fiqh, the practicalities of the NGO model in Zakath management in the Indian circumstances, the fiqhi issue of Wakalah to a group of people, to a committee, confluence of people, body corporate and other entities other than the representatives of an Islamic government in secular countries like India.