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There should be no rich people as long as there is poverty in the world. Do you agree? Christians and Muslims

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There should be no rich people as long as there is poverty in the world. Do you agree? Christians and Muslims The church teaches Christians to believe if you have money you should use it to help people who aren't as well as you, and to help rid the world of poverty. Christians believe people who are rich enough to share their money for helping people but don't are wrong, and they will be judged before they enter heaven by God. Some Christians would agree with this because God give Moses the Ten Commandments and they were rules for us to follow and help one another. The rich man is one example of this because he did not use the money he had to help the beggar who lived outside his gates, so he was sent to hell. Some Christians go and sell everything, and become poor and follow Jesus as they believe as long as there is poverty they should not be rich as it is unfair for the people who are poor. Mother Teresa is one example as she thought God wanted her to give up everything and learn basic skills in medicine to help and live with the poor. ...read more.

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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!!! When you get buried (when you die), you might ask for 3 million diamonds to be put in your grave with you, but all these jewels will never go with your soul to Allah - only your good and bad deeds will go with you. Nothing else. If you give your wealth to the poor, it will benefit you with good deeds and benefit the poor with a better quality life. So, basically, your wealth does not stay with you forever so it would be best to use it in a beneficial way. 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. ...read more.

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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. ?? ?? ?? ?? This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ ...read more.

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