Family Well-being Index Based on Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿah

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Suzana Md Samsudi

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Family well-being is the only component with a negative compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the Malaysian Well-being Index (MyWI) for the period of 2000 to 2018. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the score of family well-being in MyWI had slipped further in 2020. The Family Well-being Index is an important reference and benchmarking tool for government, NGOs or zakāh institution to provide financial aid and social support to families. Considering the issues surrounding family wellbeing and the lack of Islamic indices as a tool for family well-being measurement, this article aims to identify a set of indicators for the purpose of developing a family well-being index within the Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿah framework.

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