Most faiths give their followers guidance on social issues such as inequality. For Muslims, everything belongs to Allah, so money should be used responsibly and all humans treated with compassion.
What is absolute poverty?
When someone has enough money for food and clothing but not for luxuries
When someone is not as well off as most people in their country
When someone does not have enough money to have access to basic human needs
Why are countries LEDCs?
They have a large income due to technology and industry
They do not have enough industry or technology for their people to make a living
They have a lot of natural resources that they can exploit
Why are natural disasters particularly bad for people living in LEDCs?
These disasters create more natural resources that they cannot exploit
Other countries do not try to help them after the disaster
They do not have any defences against these disasters
Why is being in debt bad for an LEDC country?
A lot of the money it earns has to be used to pay off interest on the debt rather than on education or healthcare for its citizens
It cannot buy luxuries
It cannot buy weapons
What is fair trade?
A movement to ensure fair prices for farmers in LEDCs
A movement to ensure large profits for large multinational companies
A movement that makes people work for as little money as possible
What is zakah?
Giving to help the needy as an act of worship
Monies deducted from a person's salary
Giving away clothing and food
Why is giving to help the needy important in Islam?
It sets a good example to others
Muslims believe all people are equal and so they have a duty to help those less fortunate
Giving to help the needy is a way of avoiding tax
What does the sanctity of life mean in Islam?
That the earth and those upon it can be exploited
That living a wealthy life is important
That all humans should be treated with dignity and justice
What does the charity Muslim Aid do?
Makes a profit with all the money it receives
Tackles poverty in LEDCs
Cares only for people in Muslim countries
Why is charging interest forbidden in Islam?
It makes those who lend money wealthier
It makes those who borrow money poorer
It is forbidden in the Qur'an