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More Mosques, less charities for the poorest

Reader comment on item: An Arab Prince Denounces Islamism
in response to reader comment: Moderate Islam: What is it and what is it's authority?

Submitted by Chocoholic Lady (Ireland), Dec 25, 2014 at 06:37

No matter what shape or form, no matter what sect, Islam always gets corrupted and reinterpreted by venal Scholars. Look at how they most monopolise Zakat money and yet give meanest pittance of charity to their poors. For the corrupt Scholars, Islam means greed for zalat riches, power, control, lust, and complete freedom from Sharia Law. For ordinary Muslims, Islam means poverty, restrictions, oppression by Sharia Law, blind obedience to Scholars. If you want to see where most Zakat money disappear to, just look at all the GOLD-GILDED Mosques in this world (and these are rather PRIVATE properties belonging to the powerful men, not really God's houses). Consider the price and amount of REAL GOLD used to adorn Mosques. Many Mosques have gemstones encrusted on walls, ceilings, roofs, and columns. Many have elaborate carvings on stones and wood. Consider the disparities between the extreme opulence in Mosques and the extreme poverty in getto Muslim communities.

Examples in Islamic countries are obvious to the eyes of tourists. Now consider the TRILLIONS of $$€€££ currencies that the Saudi government is spending on the facelift of Mecca. Compare that extravagance with the extreme poverty in Saudi Arabia. All those trillions are collected from the Mosques around the world, not just from sales of petrol. Honestly, is there any need for so much REAL gold in *bling* *bling* jewelled Mosques? Is there any real need for all the elaborate decorations on all the surfaces of Mosques? Opulent Mosques cost too much of zakat money and can deprive the poors of Zakat.


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