December 3rd, 2008: Tempo Tv
In the Qur'an they are called the 'oppressed', which means poor people, people who are helpless. Of course, IT IS THE AIM OF MUSLIMS, ALLAH SHOWS THIS AS A TARGET FOR MUSLIMS. IN OTHER WORDS, TO SAVE THE NEEDY, TO PROVIDE GOODS, PROPERTY, FACILITIES, TO INCREASE THEIR ECONOMIC LEVELS; THIS IS OBLIGATORY FOR MUSLIMS. IT IS OBLIGATORY FOR ALL MUSLIMS. A MUSLIM SHOULD STRIVE FOR THIS DAY AND NIGHT. WE ARE OF COURSE IN THE COURSE OF THIS EFFORT. THAT’S WHY WE WANT THE TURKISH ISLAMIC UNION. THAT’S WHY WE WANT ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION, INTEREST LIFTING, LOWER TAXES AND WE WANT TRADE TO BE DEVELOPED. We want rich people to give to the needy if they have a financial possibility. And we want the government to reduce the taxes. The purpose of that is for the people's welfare and peace, of course.
December 13th, 2008: Al Jazeera
Adnan Oktar: Of course the duty of Muslims is to give alms. They need to be very scrupulous in providing goods, money and food to their brothers. They need to wipe away their debts. In the Qur’an, it is mentioned that wiping away debts is also a religious duty. It is not appropriate to force the poor to pay their debts. IT IS VITAL TO PROTECT THE POOR AND PROVIDE WELFARE AND COMFORT TO THEM AND THIS CAN BE EASILY DONE. This will also make the market boom and everything that is good will become possible.
March 11th, 2009: Çay TV
Adnan Oktar: We come across our poor people, our beloved ones, our beautiful people; for instance, they eat a very small loaf of bread, they are in trouble. They are very thin, this is our national shame. We are all responsible for these people. This is not something difficult, people suffer from being overweight. If these people who have so much, it means they have more than they can consume; share them with our brothers who are in need, and they will be more healthy and the others will be better nourished .