Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. My question is related to the Islamic stance on Private Property. I once argued with a devout Marxist about the ideals of Marxism and Islam. I put forward the logical idea that like his belief in Marxism, Islam also ensures equality in society. He argued that Islam believes in Private Property and that this is always a matter of discrimination and inequality in society. Please tell me how to respond to his logic, even though his argument did not seem very convincing. Jazakum Allah khayran.