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Outline a Muslim teaching on wealth and poverty, Explain why there is a need for world development, Analyse and explain the work of ONE Muslim agency working for world development.

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1A) Outline a Muslim teaching on wealth and poverty. 2A) Explain why there is a need for world development. 3A) Analyse and explain the work of ONE Muslim agency working for world development. Islam is a complete way of life; Islam is a faith which is appreciated all over the world and embraced by the young and old. Islam is derived from the Arabic root "Salema": peace, purity, submission and obedience. In the religious sense, Islam means submission to the will of God and obedience to His law. Islam has 5 main principles (laws) which must be obeyed by every Muslim, these are a frame work of a Muslims life, these five principles are also known as the five pillars of Islam these five pillars consist of - * "Shahaddat" which means "To bear witness that there is none worthy of worship save Allah and that Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is the Messenger of Allah." * "Salat" which means and consists of 5 daily prayers to Allah. * "Zakat" this is when a Muslim gives their money to people in needed * "Sawam" this is when a Muslim fasts in the month Ramadan for Allah. ...read more.


In fact Qur'an refers to it as ' ... your wealth which Allah has made for you are means of support.' There are two ways of earning wealth there is the haram way and there is the halal way the wealth you possess must be halal. There are many ways of earning halal money, for example having a small business, selling halal meat, working in a mosque ect But it is important a Muslim to earn their wealth through hard work and honesty. Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once reminded us, "No one has eaten better food than what he earns from the toil of his own hands'' But there are many temptations which lead us to earn haram money and spend our wealth unlawfully, For example "to earn our money through prostitution, riba (interest), gambling, pornography and to spend our means of support on indecency (such as theatres, movie stores, clubs ect), as Allah has Cleary stated and reminded us, "And do not come near Zina (fornication); indeed it is an abomination and an evil way. No matter how attractive the financial rewards of engaging in those enterprises may seem to be, a Muslim must refrain 'from them. ...read more.


Most countries which suffer from poverty lack in resources and are underdeveloped this is why there is a serious need for world development in many countries such as Pakistan. In the world there are developed countries like Britain, America and Japan and there are countries which are developing like Brazil and Malaysia but there are countries which are seriously under developed like Bangladesh and Ethiopia. If there is to be a fair world, less developed countries need moral and financial support on ground level from developed countries so they can improve their lives. Under developed countries have a shortage in supplies and as a moral responsibility people who are living a comfortable life should send some money to under developed countries so they can afford a bit of resources to improve their lives. People can send there charity money through charity funds and agencies. Islamic relief is an international charity which is dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the world's poorest people; Islamic relief is an independent non governmental organisation. Islamic relief was started in the UK in 1984 by tow students Hany El Banna and Ihsan Shabib, since 1984 Islamic relief has become a huge international organisation. ...read more.

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