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The current world population consists of 7.8 billion people.  Out of those people, 9.2% of the world, or 689 million people persons live in extreme poverty living on under $1.90 a day and without basic necessities in life – food, water, shelter, education, or healthcare.

With millions living in dire need and facing injustices, we yearn for the return of Imam Mahdi (AJFS) who will eradicate injustice and establish justice.

Poverty is caused by many factors such as inequities in gender or ethnic discrimination, poor governance, conflict, exploitation, and domestic violence. These inequities not only lead a person or a society into poverty but can also restrict access to social services that could help people overcome poverty.   

At The Zahra Foundation, we strive to aid in reducing global poverty. Donations made to us directly aid our appeals in countries such as Yemen, Lebanon, and Iraq. 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. We cannot stand by and simply wish for individuals to get the aid that they need, unfortunately, global poverty will not be eradicated so easily… “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 therefore when Imam Mahdi reappears, we will be able to support him as he revolutionizes the world and eradicates poverty.  

It is said that the following will happen:   

1. He will teach us how to maximize and utilize 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.  

Imam Mahdi

We pray that Allah will hasten the reappearance of Imam Al-Mahdi (AJFS) to bring peace and justice and eradicate poverty on Earth.  

The world is waiting for justice, and justice is waiting for Imam Mahdi.   

Contributed by: Wasefah Askari