Flashcards in Islamic Ethics- Wealth and Poverty Deck (19):
less economically developed country with money the cannot be spent on health care
more economically developed with money that can be spent on health care
define absolute poverty
not having enough money to buy essentials
define relative poverty
having less money than those around you and less money in comparison
what are the causes of poverty
politics, weather related destruction, population, local economy, location
what is sadaqah?
voluntary aims that are additional to zakah
what does zakah mean?
what is the purpose of zakah?
to show obedience, an act of ibadah, stops them from being materialistic and that they should sacrifice everything for ummah
how does zakah work?
give 2.5% of your earnings during ramadan. other earnings are considered if you are a farmer
who gets zakah? 'the poor...
and the needy'
who gets zakah? 'those employed...
to administrator the funds' those who organise zakah
Who gets zakah? 'who's hearts...
have recently been reconciled to Truth' - reverts
Who get zakah? 'bondage...
and debt' those who are buying themselves out (of slavery)
Who gets zakah? 'the cause...
of Allah' funding groups like charity
who gets zakah?
'wayfarers' for m=people who can't afford to go to Mekkah
what do muslim aid do?
work to ensure individuals can access basic necesities and necessary skills to generate an income to stand on their feet again.
'and whosever saves the life of one...
it shall be as if he had saved the life of all man kind' - Qur'an
'those who eat and drink...
whilst his brother goes hungry is not one of us'