Islam is the religion based on certain specific rules and regulations that have been devised to benefit the general public related to every class of society. Islamic rules implementation involves people of all ages, people of both genders and the people of all races or you can say every individual on this earth. Islam is a very old religion and its foundations were formed hundreds of years ago but even back then it formed the moral values that benefit the people of all times.
People nowadays and people hundreds years from now would still be able to relate to the teachings of Islam and they would still be able to look upon Islam for guidance. Islam takes cares of all the people in the society whether rich or poor. Islam has made it compulsory for the Islamic state to take care of the people of the state especially the poor ones.
If one studies the Quran he would be able to understand what Islam teaches us to do. If the Arabic language is not the native language then one can learn Arabic and he would be able to learn Islam in detail. There are Muslim academies that are established so that one can learn Muslim culture and learn the Muslim language. One can join a Muslim academy and learn Arabic language. One can also learn the details about the teachings of Islam in these academies. One would be able to learn the fact that Islam makes it mandatory to take care of the poor people in the state and for this purpose the practice of Zakat is made compulsory in an Islamic state and banking system of Islamic state.
It is the duty of an Islamic state to ensure that the practice of Zakat is being done by everyone according to the Islamic rules. The eradication of poverty is the primary objective of the practice of Zakat. The concept of Zakat is to circulate the wealth among the people of the society. Wealth is taken from the hands of the rich people and given in the hands of the poor people. The countries in which the wealth is largely accumulated by the rich people tend to remain underdeveloped. If the practice of Zakat is done honestly then these societies prosper. The Islamic countries have the duty to take care of the poor people in the state as Zakat is a very important component of Islam.
Salat and Zakat are discussed together in the Quran to show the importance of Zakat in Islam. All the prominent rulers in the Islamic history have shown with their ruling conduct that Zakat need not be ignored by the Islamic state. Poverty is said to be the mother of each and every social problem that occurs in a country. That is why it is the duty of an Islamic state towards the poor people to ensure that Zakat is being given by all the people who have the capable of giving it. It is the duty of the Islamic state to ensure that the rich people are giving a part of their fortune to deprived people. In this way the Islamic state can ensure to develop a society in which the money is equally shared among the rich and the poor.