The former holding trustee of a mosque charity in Birmingham has appealed to the charity tribunal against the Charity Commission’s decision to appoint new holding trustees to the mosque.
Earlier this year, the commission prepared a draft order that would vest the property of the Blackheath Jamia Mosque Trust in a new set of holding trustees – individuals appointed to hold the property of a charity, and who may only act on the lawful instructions of the trustees of the charity itself.
After receiving objections, the commission reviewed the decisions taken in making this order, but upheld them on 9 August, and the order came into effect on 9 September.
Mohammed Anique, who was a former holding trustee of the mosque before the order, appealed against the commission’s decision on 28 October. On 24 November, the tribunal told the commission to file its response to the appeal by 22 December.
It was not possible to contact Anique, and the commission did not respond to a request for more information on why the original order was made.
The trust was registered with the commission in 1993 and had an income of £46,508 in the year to 31 October 2013.