Stealing From The Rich Allowed In Islam (Example Of Caliph Umar (rta))
A friend says that Islam permits stealing from the rich under adverse circumstances like during famine or drought or in situations of life and death so that the poor can fulfill their basic needs, but if we look at the condition of a third world country like Pakistan today we see that a great proportion of the population falls under the poverty line and the government doesn’t look after their needs so my friend believes that in these circumstances if the poor start stealing from the rich then it would be justified. I believe that the end doesn’t justify the means, we are taking what belongs to others without paying a price for it and if we justify this act then stealing would become a norm. Can you tell what Islam says about poor people stealing from the rich? And if the poor cannot steal in these circumstances then what can they do for survival? I know that there is a system of Zakat in Islamic societies but if the rich aren’t paying Zakat then what can the poor do?
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