The wealth they have been blessed with is from Allah. For this reason they have a duty to help the poor because this is a responsibility they have been given. Some other people think that the rich should not help the poor because they are lazy and not very hardworking. This is true in the sense that the rich work hard to earn their wealth, so they deserve the reward they get for the hard work, but they must consider the situation of the poor as well as their own, this is a duty of a Muslim person regardless of their wealthy ness. Some poor people work very hard, but are not paid sufficiently by their employers.
These leaders therefore, support the idea that everyone should indeed, “love thy neighbor as thyself” for the world to be equal, wealth wise. Christians don’t necessarily believe wealth is evil and therefore wealth shouldn’t be forbidden, they believe “it’s the love of money that is the root of all evil.” (Timothy 6:9-10) an explanation to this would be another quote from the bible, “No one can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second or treat the first with respect and the other with scorn.” (Matthew 6:24) so therefore, you can’t truly love God if you have a desire for money because these different kinds of love will pull you towards different directions, for instance the greed for money can motivate someone to become dishonest in their ways of earning money and such industries are the sex, drugs and alcohol which abuse others for their own gain. However, simply being rich does not mean you have sinned, Christian churches encourage their followers to use their wealth for good, such as buying clothes, food or providing sh... ... middle of paper ... ...hould be sharing God’s creation not exploiting it (stewardship). By doing these duties some Christians (Quakers) believe it can also result in world peace, because it’s poverty that mainly causes violence between rich and poor countries. However, the most important Christian teaching of all is that happiness cannot be brought, it can only be found in the true love of God.
Through his ability in investing other pe... ... middle of paper ... ... better but you cannot actually physically help them in a state of financial need. I believe the statement, 'there should be no rich people as long as there is poverty in the world', is wrong. I believe that not everyone wants to be equal, not just the rich but also the poor. Many people are content with the life they are living in the middle of nowhere, with no electricity or sanitary system. I feel that people should tithe their earnings, give money to charity so that those who live out a miserable existence can become content with life.
The Lord will not reward people that don't give up their possessions or do not help the poor. The reward if you do help the poor and give up possessions is to enter heaven. This is a Hadith saying that no one should leave someone starving: "He who eats and drinks whilst his brother goes hungry is not one of us". This Quote is saying that someone who does not help the poor is not worthy of being a Muslim. It also shows that all Muslims must help the poor.
Immoral or illegal work is strictly frowned upon. Making a living, for example, by producing harmful drugs or promoting pornography or prostitution is not regarded as earning a living by honest means. Sikhs believe that wealth in itself is not wrong, providing it is gained honestly. But to become obsessed by wealth is. The wealth created by hard work should be used for the benefits of your family, the Khalsa (Sikh Brotherhood) and humanity in general.
( Wogaman 49). He further explains that the poor is not really the poor, because the Lord hears their cries. He tells that faith is far precious than “Silver and Gold”, having these riches could lead to pollution of one’s faith (Wogaman 49). Ambrose gives the scripture Philippian 2:9, “I am rich enough in the name of Jesus. He probes on how if one desires to be “rich, you must become poor, and then you will be rich in all things, if you are poor in spirit.
It does not consider interest as an economic commodity, whether for Muslims or non-Muslims as interest will lead to inflation that cripples the economy. Allah (swt) says: “…Allah has permitted trade and has forbidden riba.” [The Holy Qur’an, Al-Omran 275] Allah (swt) also declares war only on those who deal in Riba: “O you who believe, fear Allah and give up what remains of your demand for riba, if you are indeed believers. If you do it not, take notice of war from Allah and His Messenger.”[The Holy Qur’an, Al-Omran 278:279] The Islamic system does not interfere in the production of wealth or the amount of production; rather it only encourages working and earning of property. Many Ahadeeth encourage the earning of property. The Prophet Muhammad (saw) shook the hand of Sa'ad ibn Muadh (ra) and found his hands to be rough.
Wealth and Poverty in Islam Islam gives great importance to the dignity of each individual human being. It therefore stands for the banishment of poverty and organisation of economic life in a manner that the basic needs of all human beings are met. Since Islam is opposed to regimentation it seeks to achieve this purpose through influencing the behaviour pattern of the members of the society in particular directions and activation of a number of the authorities to justly distribute wealth. Islam stands for the elimination of all class distinctions and equal regard for all human beings. This does not; however call for the elimination of all inequalities of income and wealth.
We exist in a world where the United States is one of the most prosperous nations; however, we are struggling with poverty amongst our people. Poverty is a state after people lack the acceptable means of money or material possessions. There are some who may argue that there is no reason why people should be below the poverty line if the government is providing welfare assistance. What some may not be aware of or understand is that these government programs are not always effective and they can also be inconsistent, leaving people who need the support helpless and frustrated. Poverty can be viewed as an ongoing consequence of how the welfare systems are structured.
Based on religious beliefs, people should help the poor as Gandhi and The New Testament belief. The main resource that humanity is focused on today is money because it can allow many privileges for people to obtain. According to The New Testaments, “one thing thou lackest. Go thy way sell whatever thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven- come take the cross and follow me’’(335). Therefore, giving back to the less fortunate will lead to eternal life.