Question: There are some religious figures who beat tambourines and drums and build Masjids (mosques) on graves. They sacrifice sheep, cows, camels, etc. For these graves and collect money from people monthly and yearly. Are they included in those meant by the Aayah (Qur’aanic verse) that declares: “Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life while they thought that they were acquiring good by their deeds. ?
Answer: Yes, they are included in the people meant by the Aayah, for their sacrificing for the sake of anyone other than Allaah is an act of Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship)… read more here.