QUOTE(Simba @ Aug 14 2008, 06:05 PM)
Benefit US infrastructure, and kill Iraqi infrastructure.
Is it right to live in harmony at the expense of others?
also be spent in legitimate ways, for instance infrastructure, privileges
that we all take advantage of, though it's important to assume responsibility with privileges. You're not necessarily living in harmony at the expense of others' per se, that depends on what your intentions of benefiting out of the infrastructure is. Non-muslims as well as Muslims don't entirely agree with the government yet on a general consensus people would wonder what has the standard
of living in the USA got to do
with Iraq? As for helping the suffering world, Muslims can help financially and morally, being proactive politically and socially to change unjust policies undertaken by the government (refer to my previous post). In addition, given the society we live in today it's important to achieve a standing or profession that can cater for suffering Muslims - e.g qualifying in medicine and joining Doctors without Borders or International development for third world countries. I've known a few Palestinians that moved to the USA because living in their homeland was unbearable until they can create a sense of initiative.
Point is if you're enjoying the freedoms in your country, paying taxes comes with the package. Where you live, religion/faith becomes a personal matter which can work in your favour. You are able to reform yourself and stand firm on your path.
However, in the Qur'an Allah says He has made the Earth spacious for you; so you may migrate to another place/country if you feel that
way you can serve your deen better. There shouldn't be a burden on religion, a choice you make.