There should be no rich people as long as there is poverty.
Do you agree or diagree with this statement and why?
Allah has provided us with a beautiful planet with sufficient resources and the human species with brains so filled with ability that if all are used correctly there would be plenty of everything available to provide for everyone’s basic needs. I consider basic needs to be a nice place to live, enough to care for a family, such as clothes, food, health, education, travel, communication, recreation, and maybe a few other things. Once everyone’s basic needs are provided for then there will still be a significant surplus. Allah does not expect every person to be identical in any characteristic, including the characteristic as to what may satisfy them beyond their basic needs. If some people have the desire to be ‘wealthy’ and that desire does not harm others, and does not take away their basic needs then it would be acceptable to be wealthy. I do think, though, that in a truly right Islamic society there would be few, if any, who would desire much wealth beyond their basic needs and would most desire all surplus be used in the service of Allah to successfully fulfill His Plan for all creation. Allah’s Grand Cosmic Plan seems to include the perfection of the whole physical realm. So there is, and there will forever be, plenty do and plenty to spend our surplus on.