All the problems and divisions in human race are because of the mutual rivalry for piling up wealth, otherwise Human race was but a single community. Chapter 102 of the Qur’an reveals that the mutual rivalry for piling up diverts mankind and for them is the Hell fire, they will certainly see the Hell fire. In this chapter to stress on the punishment the phrase ‘you soon shall know’ is repeated 3 times and the phrase ‘you shall certainly see’ the hell fire is repeated 2 times and then finally said that men who pilled up wealth shall certainly be questioned on the day of judgement about the joy of piling up wealth. Again chapter 92 of the Qur’an deals with the same topic, it says that verily mankind strive for many things so he who gives and fears and testifies to the best will get a smooth path but one who is a greedy miser shall face misery and shall be of the dwellers of Hell. But those who spend their wealth for the purpose of purification and do so only to seek the favour of Allah and not for any other reason shall be saved from the hell-fire. The love for wealth is also condemned in chapter 89 in verses 15 till the end, in chapter 75 verse 32, in chapter 74 verses 6 to 15 and in various other verses in the Qur’an.
In Chapter number 70 of the Qur’an Allah condemns the system of accumulation of wealth because such a practice hides the divine resources from use. He declares such people to be the ones who would be the dwellers of the Hell due to their impatience as a result of their failure to wait for The Day of Judgement. In the same chapter Allah praises people in whose wealth the deprived and the needy have their recognized right. Even in the beginning of chapter 104 of the Qur’an Allah condemns the piling of wealth. In verse 57 & 58 of chapter 10 of the Qur’an the hoarding of wealth is referred to as a disease. In verse 59 of the same chapter the discussion on the matter continues and man is advised to live on great things given by Allah and is asked not to live for accumulation of resources.i.e Man is advised to live for giving and not for piling up his wealth. In chapter 43 verse 32 the employer is advised to be on equity regarding payment to his employees, and not to accumulate money by depriving the workers. Even accumulation is condemned in verse 28 of chapter 28 of the Qur’an and the succeeding verse number 29 supports the same. Also the result of people who accumulate and are arrogant at not giving is explained in verse 48 of chapter 7 of the Qur’an. Thus accumulation of wealth and barring it from use of others is a sin in Islam and the result is Hell.
Even chapter 2 of the Qur’an deals with the same subject. It addresses the people who are committed to Allah to give of good things which they have earned and of the earth which Allah have produced for them and to not aim to give anything that is bad. In the matter of giving the mind usually gets swayed by the fear of poverty but it is not so. Giving doesnot reduce the wealth and strike the giver with poverty. Giving can be in open or in secret but giving always benefits souls. Giving should be for the sake of getting the favour of Allah. Those who would give day and night what they have in excess in secret and in public both in times of plenty and in times of strain need not fear but those who accumulate their wealth due to fear of poverty and selfishness shall have no reward with their Lord. Allah permits to make money but doesnot allow to hold and accumulate the same therefore making money is not the same as holding money. Allah shall give no advantage on accumulated wealth and shall make deeds of giving to be of advantage and reason for success. It is said in the Qur’an that if the committed ones are really committed then they should give away what remained of the accumulated wealth and if they donot give away then they should take a notice of war from Allah and His Messenger but if they turn to obedience they shall be considered to have been hold back from the war and has been asked not to deal unjustly with their wealth. If they deal fair with their wealth they shall be dealt unjustly. And if the possessor grudges in giving or spending then consider him to be of no worth and that the committed ones be firm in encountering him and that is good for the committed ones if they understand.
Is Qur’an right ?
The following synopsis of facts proves the Qur’an to be right. Every year over 9 million people die worldwide because of hunger and malnutrition, 5 million are children, One billion people lack access to health care systems. According to UNICEF, 25,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.” Around 27-28 percent of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted. The two regions that account for the bulk of the deficit are South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. 640 million live without adequate shelter. Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names. The main reason behind all these problems is that The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the 41 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (567 million people) is less than the wealth of the world’s 7 richest people combined. More than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening.
Conclusion: We, entire Mankind should unite to strive for the great cause of caring and sharing and should save ourselves from the never ending punishment of fire of Hell.