The world is faced with extreme poverty and social injustices. Over the past ten years, the number of people living in extreme poverty has risen even more rapidly than it did throughout history. The countries that are most affected by poverty have failed to develop their economy enough. This results in more people living on less than $1.25 a day and less than $2 a day.
At The Zahra Trust, we strive to aid in reducing global poverty. Donations made to us directly aid our appeals in countries such as Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan and more. These donations are able to help support and provide some relief to those in need. But, unfortunately, due to the great demand, much more is needed to eradicate poverty. To eradicate global poverty, a global unified effort must take place to support those in need. As highlighted in the Qur’an, this will not happen by itself .. “Indeed Allah (SWT) will not change the condition of a people, until they change what is in themselves” (Quran 13:11)
Imam Mahdi will want us to strive for this change. We must work towards changing ourselves and building our Imaan for when Imam Mahdi reappears, we will be able to support him as he eradicates poverty.
It is said that the following will happen:
1. He will teach us how to maximize and benefit natural resources to provide everyone with wealth.
2. People will be so trustworthy that they would feel comfortable leaving their homes unlocked as no one would be in need anymore.
3. He will truly eradicate world poverty, distributing wealth equally amongst all people so there would be no one to give Sadaqa to anymore.
4. The amount of cruelty and poverty among us will cease and Allah (swt) will fill the earth with his just government through Imam Mahdi, bringing peace and justice for all mankind.
May Allah hasten the appearance of Imam Al-Mahdi.
The world is waiting for justice, and justice is waiting for Imam Mahdi.
Author: Wasefah Rizvi