@southpawCP It saddens me that we live in a society based off of individualistic minded elites who's only worry about keeping and sustaining their wealth through funding wars instead of trying to bring the world together by donating barely a quarter of the money it takes to fund a war to end world poverty
So true :( Subhanna'Allah, after taking an Islamic Economics course at IOU and researching more about it elsewhere, you see how Islamic Economics could really help so much in terms of poverty. It's a good economic system! If only people learned about it and implemented it. One example of the cause behind poverty is interest/riba/usury where the rich are taking from the poor. This is why taking interest is a MAJOR sin in Islam. May Allah (azza wa jal) protect us from this.
World poverty is an issue that affects the entire world to some extent or another regardless of whether it is present in developed or developing nations. It is a harsh reality to accept that almost 3 billion around the world, almost half of the world’s population live in relative poverty without access to better employment opportunities and hence the chance for a better lifestyle.