They never intended to help anybody. They simply want the money
they are sending that money to hamas and al qaeda for the jihad
i say remove the tax exempt status from religious buildings its a shame that the congregation is paying for these buildings
It does not look like you are going to get a decent answer
Perhaps you could make your own donations to a charity of your own choice.
first you must understand that Mosque is Allah's house ,the house has no owner , but ADMINISTRATOR , the money given to mosque is not Zakaat to be distributed among poor people ,but the money is kept for mosque expenses , to pay the rent ,electricity , taxes water ,Imam and other workers , for Zakaat fund is not used in the mosque or for the mosque , Zakaat fund is separated from mosque fund ,they are two different account , and Zakaat fund is for the poor not for the mosque , hope i help ,
Please dont generalize.
But yes, some may be following christians/jews, see :
9"34. O you who believe! Verily, there are many of the (Jewish) rabbis and the (Christian) monks who devour the wealth of mankind in falsehood, and hinder (them) from the Way of Allah (i.e. Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism). And those who hoard up gold and silver [Al-Kanz: the money, the Zakat of which has not been paid], and spend it not in the Way of Allah, -announce unto them a painful torment.
9:35. On the Day when that (Al-Kanz: money, gold and silver, etc., the Zakat of which has not been paid) will be heated in the Fire of Hell and with it will be branded their foreheads, their flanks, and their backs, (and it will be said unto them):-"This is the treasure which you hoarded for yourselves. Now taste of what you used to hoard."
What! I always thought that money went to help the persecuted religious minorities in Muslim countries!
There is a structure for the zakat. If the sheikh is not doing that, then he is worse than a drug dealer on the street.
What? We have a donation box for the "Masjid" only. Another box to help different countries. Like for example, if someone doesn't want their clothes anymore, we send it to India, Pakistan, and etc. But hardly anyone sends money for that cause. They have bags filled with clothes, jewelry, etc.
you noe wat i mean .