I wish I took a picture of the sign those 2 men where holding while I was ordering some shawerma for lunch in Jabal El Hussen.
They had this white board aka those signs where a person writes his name and place it at the entrance of his house. On the board is written some text in black saying that they are collecting donations for building the Mosk of xxx (a name of a certain man).
They were two adult men, one wearing white dress and the other black dress while both have long beard as of showing to be religious people.
I wonder if this kind of collecting money for charity is allowed here in Jordan? and how much credibility those two men have? Would the money people pay in the streets go to building the Mosk? or those guys are just thieves who want to make money for themselves by playing on other people’s religious believes?
Whether they are honest with their attempt or not, does it make it right for people to collect money to build a Mosk that holds their names? Can my friend collect money from the streets to build a Mosk for his father? It reminds me the way I have seen in Churches of Amman selling their walls and placing people’s names.
It is bad to use religion in order to make money. Can’t we have laws against that?