Following email was received from the Mosque Chairman on 19 November 2013. The Reply From Qamar Javed is at bottom (as Comment)
Date: 19 Nov 2013 17:40
Subject: Response to your recent query.
Dear Qamar Javed;
Thank you for your recent communication, it was a surprise as you were aware of conversations indicating that the election for the Management Committee is imminent, and it is also acknowledged that the group that you are aligned to have been canvassing the community very hard for at least the past few months.
The issues you raised are invalid and without merit suggesting that the intention was perhaps mischief or intimidation. There is no ‘inner circle’, as you are aware, the serving Management Committee are unpaid, overstretched, god fearing, volunteers dedicated to serving the house of Allah in the best way they can, and seeking reward directly from Allah alone. Your implied accusations are totally without substance.
The generation of the Membership forms had incurred a delay whilst the production of a sequential serial number macro was implemented.
Please note that the current Management Committee is not only transparent and accountable, but is also totally respected and supported by the vast majority of the congregation served. Please also be aware that weekly collection figures are freely available upon request, and in fact have been publically displayed in at least one location for at least the past two and a half years. The only financial information not disclosed covers the names of individuals that had provided Qarza-e-Hasna, and as requested this will remain confidential.
Information concerning the issues surrounding Ahmad Raza and the Green Road Mosque project are freely available in the public domain.
You are also very well aware of the status of members and ex-members of the Management Committee. I would like to remind you that one of the persons you listed no longer lives in the UK, another only attended the Centre for a short period of time, other members put personality mismatches above the affairs of the Centre and it was felt that some members were using meetings as an opportunity to gather confidential information that would have been useful to a third party. The current Management Committee has always been transparent, honest and independent of family, clan and each other, and it has and will continue to serve in the best interests of the House of Allah.
I look forward to serving the community for as long as Allah wills and trust that your future support be an asset for the Centre.