Economic classes in Islam

TitleEconomic classes in Islam
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1433
AuthorsNawhami M
JournalIslamic Studies Bulletin
Date Published09/1433

In terms of ownership of assets there are four classes. There are those who have plenty and there are those who do not have enough. The first are the privileged and the second underprivileged. The privileged may be (1) wealthy or merely (2) rich whilst the underprivileged may be (3) poor or dangerously (4) destitute. It is for the privileged to give and support the underprivileged each according to their capacity as ordained by Allah for their respective groups.