Giving Behaviour: Who Donates Cash Waqf?

Syadiyah Abdul Shukor
Corresponding Author: Syadiyah Abdul Shukor, Faculty of Economics and Muamalat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

Intan Fatimah Anwar, Hisham Sabri, Sumaiyah Abd Aziz, Avylin Roziana Mohd Ariffin


Malaysia ranked 10th out of 145 countries in The World Giving Index 2015. This study explored whether cash waqf donors/non-donors can be distinguished using demographic variables and their perceptions of cash waqf. Data were collected through survey questionnaires in Selangor/Klang Valley, Malaysia. Based on 386 samples, the results indicate that demographic variables and individual perceptions on cash waqf are useful to explain and predict donors/non-donors. Findings from this study will help awqaf institutions in their effort to develop some marketing plans that can encourage Muslim to participate in cash waqf.

Keywords: Giving behaviour, Islamic finance, Cash waqf