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"There should be no rich muslims as long as there is poverty in the world." agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer.

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"THERE SHOULD BE NO RICH MUSLIMS AS LONG AS THERE IS POVERTY IN THE WORLD." AGREE OR DISAGREE? GIVE REASONS FOR YOUR ANSWER. Some people think that no single Muslim should be rich if there are poor people in the world because they believe that the wealth of everyone should be equally shared out among the whole world. This is because they think that no one should be richer than anyone else. They also believe this because if Muslims have too much money, or money that they don't need for their basic lifestyle, they start using it in a bad way. They get interest, buy and sell alcohol, gamble, buy cigarettes, or sometimes even drugs. So, if everyone shared their money equally, then there would be no 'wasting money' and so the Muslims wouldn't suffer. People shouldn't get too attached to or too used to money because then they start getting greedy and they start realising that they can't part with it. Money isn't everything so you should share it. Even though you need money to get through life, it isn't the most important thing on Earth. You don't know that, (for example) you'll ever be able to drive that extra Ferrari you've ordered because you may have an accident and never be able to walk again, never mind drive!!! ...read more.


Everyone would be happy. Other people say that there should be rich Muslims because as long as they give their bit of zakah to the poor Muslims, it's okay for them to have more money than others. They believe that if Allah decided to give them more wealth than he gave the others, then obviously they're meant to be richer than the others. They believe that Allah gave them wealth so they can enjoy it and spend/use it in a good way. This is because Allah has blessed people that have more wealth than others. The poor aren't very fortunate because them not having money is either a test or a punishment from Allah. Allah tests every person in a different way. He tests them on wealth, natural disasters, diseases, wars, and many other difficulties. He wants people to see how much they love him. Muslims should provide money for the poor so that their Muslim brother or sister doesn't starve with hunger. They shouldn't worry about how much they to the poor, because the more you give in charity, the more Allah gives you. I agree and disagree with both of these statements because I think that it's ok to be either equal to every single person on the earth, or to be richer as long as you give your bit of wealth to the poor and needy. ...read more.


If they pass their test with Him in their heart, He will surely reward them. If they lose patience and fail to remember Allah, they will suffer. The key to paradise is patience. I agree because if everyone were equal, then the world would be a safe, happy and peaceful place to live on. There'd be no hatred, droughts, wars, cheating, people losing jobs, stealing, etc. No one would be driven to suicide, and murdering, etc. People wouldn't use money in a bad way and money wouldn't be wasted in silly things like gambling and drug dealings!!! Everyone would have his or her own, equal share of wealth. I think I am blessed with the wealth I have, but I think I am also in the test of life because I have to spend and use my wealth wisely. The people without wealth are fortunate because they are being out to test by Allah because He loves them. If I was in a poor persons position, I'll know that Allah is testing me and all I have to do to pass the test is to be patient and to love Allah and to worship Him. "Those who in charity spends of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord." (2:274) Sonya Shannon Uddin 10 Yamama 5 May 2002 ...read more.

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