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Christian and Islam views on Wealth and Poverty

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Christian and Islam views on Wealth and Poverty The New Testament teaches that wealth can be dangerous. It says that it is easy to worship wealth and material success instead of God. Christians believe wealth should be shared and used to help those less fortunate than themselves. They believe this because Jesus taught it in many parables especially in the parable of the sheep and the Goat where he said that if we feed the hungry, clothe the naked and visit the sick and imprisoned we are actually helping Jesus himself. ...read more.


The Bible teaches us that money can be a good thing. 'The world and all that is in it belongs to the lord.' This means that God has called people to manage money wisely for him. Muslims are encouraged to earn their own money, but are also told to give it to the poor. Muslims share their money because of Zakah one of the 5 pillars. ...read more.


They believe all money comes from God and they should be generous, as God has been generous to them. Mohammed said 'He is not a believer who takes his fill while his neighbor starves.' This tells us if you don't give to the poor then you should not be a Muslim. There are Muslim Charities such as Muslim Aid and Islamic Relief and many mosques in Britain that help poor Muslims in Britain and overseas. Chris Attwooll ...read more.

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