Allah created Man to be the vicegerent of Allah on earth (Al-Quran, 2:30). He has given us more than we need yet inequality still exists. Because of greed and the love for dunya (worldly matter), the rich become richer and the poor become poorer.
It has been stated in the Qur'an that all the bad things that have been happening to us have been preordained by Allah. Perhaps some of you are taking negatively about it and some, positively. I believe Allah created the hardships to us as means of elevating us and removing our sins.
Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, "We believe", and that they will not be tested? We did test those before them, and God will certainly will know those who are true from those who are false. (Al-Quran, 29:2-3)
Remember, we are sent to this world with a purpose, i.e to worship Allah SWT. As a Muslim, of course we want to gain Allah's love in this world as well the HereAfter. Therefore, we should strive to follow the practice of Allah's Beloved Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (peace & blessings be upon him). The guidance are all in the Quran and Ahadith.
This blog is mainly to suggest solutions to reduce poverty based on the Qur'an and Ahadith as well as to remind each other why we are here today. We live for a purpose. We don't live to exist but we exist to live. We can fight this disease, inshaAllah.
As founder of the Self-Employed Women’s Association of India and co-founder of Women’s World Banking, Ela Bhatt has been working to lift women out of poverty for decades. Learn more about how SEWA is helping poor, self-employed women in India organize to achieve basic rights.
Day Four: May Allah reward all sisters in Chicago that donated clothes and cash ($2000) equaling KSH 1751 to the needy in Kenya. Today we are on our way to Kayole on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya to distribute food bags and clothes to 50 families…. We need your du3a2s to reach there safely…. Fi aman Illah (at Museum Hill)
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day… at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.