Poverty & Underdevelopment in the Muslim World (Part 1)
January 29, 2015 | Updated at September 27, 2017
The harsh reality of the present day Muslim World is that despite being in possession of enormous potential and immense resources , most of the countries are at a lower level of development, barring a few exceptions , mostly the natural-resources-rich countries .
However, a major chunk of the global Muslim population continues to languish in abject poverty. A sizable number of populace in Muslim countries, with large populations, lives below the internationally defined poverty line; in some cases, this ratio is as high as 60 and 70% (Exhibit 1).
Exhibit 1: Population below Poverty in Selected Muslim CountriesCountry Population below Poverty Line % of Total Population Azerbaijan 49.6...