4 years ago
In Islam all properties and wealth are God's and God made the Human being his vicegerent in this wealth
The basic rule concerning money properties is that these all belong to God and that God has made man as His vicegerent on them; he has the right to spend on himself, his family and whomever he likes but in a moderate way.
This concept can be easily understood upon pondering the following two verses:
God says in the Holy Quran what means:
A Muslim should always bear in mind that he is just a vicegerent in this money and thereupon he should spend it according the Quranic ethics, in the Holy Quran there is a story of a man who had a large fortune, he didn't attribute this wealth to God but rather he attributed it to himself, the Holy Quran says:
Surely Qaroun was of the people of Musa, but he rebelled against them, and We had given him of the treasures, so much so that his hoards of wealth would certainly weigh down a company of men possessed of great strength. When his people said to him: Do not exult, surely Allah does not love the exultant;
In this story incurred on himself God's wrath because he attributed to himself what is for God's, moreover he was bad to people.
In Islam, the poor has rights in the rich's wealth and refraining from paying this share may incur God's wrath. God says in the Holy Quran what means:
We will brand him on the nose.