God doesn’t let anyone suffer, people let other people suffer.
Nelson Mandela famously said:
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”
To blame God for our failures, as human-beings (Muslim and non-Muslim) is odd, because poverty is a product of economic structures, tax policies, and our ethics.
There is a story of a traveler who went into a town, where he saw a beggar, and was so saddened by the beggar’s poverty. He then saw a another person being beaten by another, and grew even more sad. He then walked past someone who was sick, and become frustrated, and then asked: “why doesn’t God do something?”
He looked into his heart, and realized, God did do something, He made us, and thus our test, the test of whether we believe in God, is whether we will help the beggar, will we stand up for the oppressed, and will we heal the sick.
So ask yourself: what are you doing?