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define LEDC

less economically developed country with money the cannot be spent on health care

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define MEDC

more economically developed with money that can be spent on health care

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define absolute poverty

not having enough money to buy essentials

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define relative poverty

having less money than those around you and less money in comparison

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what are the causes of poverty

politics, weather related destruction, population, local economy, location

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what is sadaqah?

voluntary aims that are additional to zakah

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what does zakah mean?

purity

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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

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how does zakah work?

give 2.5% of your earnings during ramadan. other earnings are considered if you are a farmer

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who gets zakah? 'the poor...

and the needy'

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who gets zakah? 'those employed...

to administrator the funds' those who organise zakah

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Who gets zakah? 'who's hearts...

have recently been reconciled to Truth' - reverts

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Who get zakah? 'bondage...

and debt' those who are buying themselves out (of slavery)

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Who gets zakah? 'the cause...

of Allah' funding groups like charity

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who gets zakah?

'wayfarers' for m=people who can't afford to go to Mekkah

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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.

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'and whosever saves the life of one...

it shall be as if he had saved the life of all man kind' - Qur'an

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'those who eat and drink...

whilst his brother goes hungry is not one of us'

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what are a lot of Muslim concepts to wealth and poverty

only when everyone has enough you can have too much