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Lakes and Birds, North Fremont
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Mosques, Churches & Places of Worship

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Ali K.

01/10/2015

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the two bottom reviews regarding this place is false and not true at all. the people at that mosque are some of the most honest people i ever came across. I'm ashamed to see such false reviews on this place and its people and even more saddened people i know the person who wrote it. that person is refusing to remove the two reviews and that person also knows that he is slandering the mosque and its people.

mohammed a

01/09/2012

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Corruption the Family Business Style

The Lowry Mosque / Islamic Society of East Bay 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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