The British Charity Commission has cited the Islamic charity Tariqa Burhaniya D’Suqiyya Shazuliyya for multiple serious oversight and governance failings.
Tariqa Burhaniya D’Suqiyya Shazuliyya’s self-described mission is to “advance the Islamic religion in accordance with the spiritual teachings of Sheikh Mohammed Osman Abdouh Al Burhany as a method which leads to allah, advance education in Islamic studies and relieve poverty.”
The problem is that the organization is a mess in terms of compliance with the laws and regulations under which charities are required to operate in the UK.
Among the transgressions for which the charity is being cited are “misusing restricted funds, submitting inaccurate financial information and giving its trustees unauthorised interest-free loans.”
Of particular interest is the fact that two large cash payments were made to a sister organization in Sudan, a country which has been on the US State Department’s list of terrorist-sponsoring nations for well over a decade.