While I do Islamic Estate Planning, my journey into writing about the affairs of the Muslim community started with some strange stuff that started happening in the Los Angeles area Muslim community a few years back. I came to an understanding that while giving in charity is good, “charities” may not be especially good. These may also be Muslim charities.
Recently, an organization I first wrote about five years ago, which started promoting a government program for Muslims known as “Countering Violent Extremism” announced they had been wrong to do so the entire time. That is good, of course. They finally agree with me and so many others that tried to advise them to stop causing harm. However there is far more to the story.
My own view is that Muslim organizations that seek funds from the public should be subject to public accountability. I realize many people don’t agree with this. However my Ehsan newsetter is dedicated to this basic idea. Our donations are worship and our worship should be done with ehsan. Your own charitable planning should be as informed as possible
My article on his saga, which has to do with the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), can be found here.