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Islamic Society of East Bay - Lowry Mosque / Masjid

I agree. In fact, this Lowry Mosque is more than corrupt and Siraj Ahmad Desai is the one to blame because he is the imam. I used to go to that masjid and there is a person who I used to see leading prayers in taraweeh or giving khutba. His name is Nawaz Ahmad Khan. He has a speech disorder and you can barely understand what he says. Yet, he gets paid by the mosque. Someone who gives khutba should at least meet one minimum requirement, to be able to speak clearly and be understood by people. If he can't talk, then he shouldn't be given the job or else it's theft for someone to employ him. It doesn't matter how much he knows (being a hafiz doesn't mean being a Aalim / scholar) . Even if he's a great scholar, someone who can't talk may then write some books instead of talk without being understood. But this person, whose dad teaches in the mosque and knows Siraj Ahmad Desai got the job because of family ties or friendship. Let's end all that theft. I know he also has a brother name Abdul Majeed Khan who I saw in the mosque. Again, it's family business. I call upon the Muslim community to request all mosques to post the salaries of imams and all mosque workers in a visible place in the mosque where Muslims who donate money can see these salaries to know where the money is going and see if these salaries unreasonably high. Also everyone who works in a mosque should have his verified resume and references posted in the mosque so the Muslims who donate money know when someone is getting paid without qualifications or getting the job because he has a relative or friend who works in the mosque.
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#682466

it is very sad that we muslims have so little tolerance. Please read on Hazrat Bilal and his speech issue at the time of Prophet Mohammed PBUH.

#586294

fake alligation

donation always ask in check not cash.

do not pay cash u know every thing

why u remember now

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Lowry Mosuqe is Corrupt

This mosque is absolutely corrupt. I met the imam, Siraj Ahmad Desai in 2006 when I moved to Union City / Fremont area , California. Siraj Ahmed Desai is a crook who stole thousands of dollars from me. Every time I went to him for advice, he told me that I need to donate money to the poor or make a sacrifice, and my problems will be solved. He always insisted that I give him the money in cash. He told me not to put the money in the donation box or write a check, but to give him cash directly so I gave him around $7,000 within 3-4 years. I also believe he either practice black magic or hires someone in India to do it for him because I kept seeing dreams where someone asks me to give him money. I asked some scholars about this and they said that he must be using jinn to make me see such dreams to give him money. Also, I noticed a lot of strange things happening to me, and asked around and found out he hired people to do magic on me and my wife. If anyone doesn't believe me, call a sheikh or aamil who knows how to break magic, and ask about Siraj Ahmad Desai and his wife Aisha and you will hear confirmations about what I mentioned. He also did a lot of things against Islamic teaching. Him and his wife Aisha caused a lot of problems for me and my wife and did all they could to try to separate us behind each other's back, until we found out what they were doing. I asked Khalid Siddiqi about certain things Siraj Ahmad Desai did to me and my wife, and Khalid Siddiqi said that Siraj was doing Haram things. I also think that the board of directors is corrupt. I mailed complaint letters about Siraj Ahmad Desai to the board and the board never replied to me. I also emailed the board and they didn't reply. When I emailed them, I got a ridiculous reply from Mushtaq Ali telling me that I need to come in to the mosque and bring an ID with me to verify my identity although he knows me personally as I used to volunteer in the mosque. I replied to him but he never answered. How can someone trust people like this, they are NOT saints and we don't know their motive of being on the board of the mosque. What makes this a problem for the community also is that Siraj Ahmed Desai has many relatives from the Desai family who are either imams in the bay area mosques or "hafiz" and so on. I stopped giving money to that mosque or other mosques where Siraj's relatives work. Instead I give the money to the poor people directly. I think this mosque should be investigated by the community and authorities to recover the money people donate so that these donations don't go to thieves who are trying look as pious people.
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#1099708

Why are you spreading fitna?

#714019

Well, looks like the Mormons have 1 up on yah. They got cult financing down to a science!!!

Pray more, pay more. Now, the most important thing you need to realize is that Allah and Mohammed are/were (IF they really did exist...probably a fairy tale) are both swine/pigs/hogs, and that they s-c-r-e-w-e-d each other.

Never did figure out which pig was on the top, and was it Allah OR was it Mohammed who was getting s-c-r-e-w-e-d. :grin :grin

#634837

I've met Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi several times, Subhannallah, I believe he is a wali of Allah swt and may Allah swt preserve him, I just met another brother the other day out here in LA and I told him what I thought of shaykh Tameem and he agreed along with mentioning that shaykh Tameem is one of the only scholars in northern cali that is eradicating the spiritual diseases of peoples hearts MashaAllah. As for your dream goes i think it was a shaytaani dream for sure, i can guarantee it. He is a good man, we should let Allah swt be thte judge because last time I checked I dont remember a common layman seeing Allah swt in a dream along with Jibreel aa.

#432608

Does anyone know more meanings for this dream?

I met someone who’s name is Tameem Ahmadi (maybe spelled Tamim Ahmedi) at Lowry Mosque / Masjid in (Also known as Islamic Society of East Bay ISEB ). I also saw this person in the Irvington Mosque / Masjid and Masjid Ibrahim Khalilullah in Fremont in the bay area, California.

I had a true dream (Ru’ya / vision) in which I saw tameem ahmadi who has been already cursed, his face appeared deformed and really disgusting that you wouldn’t wanna look at him, and that Allah told Jibreel that he hates tameem and to hate tameem and cause the whole Creation to hate him. I know the meaning and interpretation of this dream means that Allah has cursed him, and that Allah hated him and told Jibreel to hate him and cause the whole Creation to hate him, and that it has another meaning that Allah will hate this person and cause Jibreel to hate him and cause the whole creation to hate him.

When I woke up I remembered a hadith. I searched and found the hadith in Sahih Muslim [Book 032, Number 6373]. And here is the hadith I found: Prophet Muhammad –saws said: “When Allah loves a servant, He calls Gabriel and says: ‘Verily, I love so-and-so; you should also love him.’ Then Gabriel loves him and makes an announcement in the heaven saying: ‘Allah loves so-and-so and you should also love him.’ Then the dwellers of the Heaven (the angels) also love him and he is honored in the earth. And when Allah is angry with a servant He calls Gabriel and says: ‘I am angry with so-and-so; you should also be angry with him.’ Then Gabriel becomes angry and makes an announcement to the dwellers of Heaven: ‘Verily Allah hates with so-and so, so you hate him.’ Thus they also become angry with him and he is hated in the earth.”

#432606

You are one *** ***!!!! Send me a boat load of money next time you need unload some cash, ***!

#432598

I know, that's really funny..I wondered about that myself, why does Nawaz Ahmed Khan want to give speeches while he can't talk right. I don't know if they pay him or not, but usually they pay everyone who works at the mosque, but even if he was volunteering, just cuz he wants to give a speech or that his dad knows siraj ahmed desai, he shouldn't be able to give speeches because no one understands him, and anyone who can speak right can give the speeches....

#429786

I agree. In fact, this Lowry Mosque is more than corrupt and Siraj Ahmad Desai is the one to blame because he is the imam.

I used to go to that masjid and there is a person who I used to see leading prayers in taraweeh or giving khutba. His name is Nawaz Ahmad Khan. He has a speech problem and you can barely understand what he says. Does he get paid for that?

Someone who gives khutba should at least meet one minimum requirement, to be able to speak clearly and be understood by people. If he can’t talk, then he shouldn’t be given the job or else it’s theft for someone to employ him.

It doesn’t matter how much he knows (being a hafiz doesn’t mean being a Aalim / scholar) .

Even if he’s a great scholar, someone who can’t talk may then write some books instead of talk without being understood. But this person, whose dad teaches in the mosque knows Siraj Ahmad Desai

#429313

I agree. In fact, this Lowry Mosque is more than corrupt and Siraj Ahmad Desai is the one to blame because he is the imam. I used to go to that masjid and there is a person who I used to see leading prayers in taraweeh or giving khutba. His name is Nawaz Ahmad Khan. He has a speech disorder and you can barely understand what he says. Yet, he gets paid by the mosque.

Someone who gives khutba should at least meet one minimum requirement, to be able to speak clearly and be understood by people. If he can’t talk, then he shouldn’t be given the job or else it’s theft for someone to employ him.

It doesn’t matter how much he knows (being a hafiz doesn’t mean being a Aalim / scholar) . Even if he’s a great scholar, someone who can’t talk may then write some books instead of talk without being understood.

But this person, whose dad teaches in the mosque and knows Siraj Ahmad Desai got the job because of family ties or friendship. Let’s end all that theft. I know he also has a brother name Abdul Majeed Khan who I saw in the mosque. Again, it’s family business.

#408281

One of the biggest lies Siraj Ahmed Desai, the imam of the Lowry Mosque told me is this:

I put Zakah money in a huge metal box that was mounted on the wall of the mosque at the stairway. The next day I went to the mosque to find that box gone. Siraj said that someone broke in the Masjid and stole the box. That seems impossible. The box was about the size of a big freezer, very very heavy steel and mounted with metal nails that were huge and dug into the concrete. It would take several men and heavy tools to break the remove that box. Also, the mosque has very secure with huge heavy doors and chains, and there were no signs of any forced entry.

That's why the Islamic Society of East Bay should investigate Siraj and the board. Fremont / Union City / Newark has a big Muslim community and needs the money to go to the community not the Desai family.

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