Constitution Of Markazi Jamia Masjid Riza & Islamic Centre
129 Halifax Old Road, Birkby, Huddersfield, HD2 2RP
1 – NAME
The name of the organization shall be Markazi Jamia Masjid Riza & Islamic Centre.
2 – AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of the organization shall be to advance the Islamic faith for the public’s benefit.
3 – AHLE-SUNNAT-WA-JAMAAT (BRAILVI)
All persons who accept the teaching of the Quran, Hadith and of KHULAFA-E-RASHDEEN, HAZRAT IMAM AZAM ABU HANIFA, AIMA AHLE BAIT, HAZRAT SHAH ABDUL HAQ MUHADDIS DHELVI, A’LA HAZRAT SHAH AHMED RAZA KHAN BRAILVI, and who follows the school of thought known as Sunnah and Jamaat Brailvi may be members upon their undertaking and continuing to abide by this constitution and such rules as are from time to time properly made hereunder.
4 – PRINCIPLES
In furthermore of the above objectives (but not otherwise): members of the Markazi Jamia Masjid Riza & Islamic Centre will endeavor to follow the following principles:
To promote good relations between Masjid & other institutions which have similar objectives?
To promote advise and provide practical assistance to individuals, groups and organizations on matters concerning Islam and Islamic culture & faith.
To operate in a manner which is not divisive, political and to resolve any conflicts between Muslims and the wider community.
5 – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP OF THE MARKAZI JAMIA MASJID RIZA & ISLAMIC CENTRE
Any person who worships regularly at the masjid and wishes to becomea future member of the appointed management committee can have their names entered in the register which shall be maintained by the general secretary. Future members can only be selected from this register.
Any person whose application to be entered in the register is refused by the committee may appeal to the TRUSTEES whose decision on the matter will be final & absolute.
Names entered in the register may be removed by decision of the committee or the trustees if that person acts in a manner likely to bring the organization into disrepute or acts in a manner contrary to these rules.
6 – HOLDING TRUSTEES
Markazi Jamia MasjidRiza & Islamic Centre has below named persons as Trustees from June 2013.
Names of Trustees
Mr. Amjad Javaid
Mr. Sharafat Ali
Mr. Khalid Razaq
Mr. Nasar Mohammad
In the event of death, resignation or moving to another town or city of any Trustee the remaining Trustees shall have the power to appoint additional Trustees from amongst the committee membership of the Markazi Jamia Masjid Riza & Islamic Centre.
7 – MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE- CHARITY TRUSTEES
A committee shall be appointed by the Trustees from amongst the members. The committee shall consist of 10 persons in total & will be responsible for the running, management of Markazi Jamia Masjid Riza & Islamic Centre, associated assets and dwellings. The term of office for committee members will be three years unless dismissed from the committee by the decision of the Trustees before their three year term has expired.
The management committee shall select a chairperson, secretary, treasurer and joint treasurer from amongst its member for the period of three years.
Management committee will be selected for 3 years. If work of any committee member isun-satisfactory, they will be asked to resign the post& new member will be appointed to this post.
Any serving member of the committee can have their membership terminated in accordance with Clause 5C.
8 – RULES AND PROCEDUERES
All questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a simple majority of those present and entitled to vote.
No member shall exercise more than one vote.
9 – QUORUM
Six (6) members of the management committee shall form a quorum at meetings of the management committee.
10 – MINUTES
The minute’s book shall be kept by the secretary on behalf of the masjid and shall enter a record of all proceedings and resolutions.
Announcement for meetings will be via PA system&in the form of an announcement in writing on the notice board.
During crises an emergency meeting may be called at any time. If 5 (Five) members are present in the meeting then they can take a decision.
11 – GENERAL MEETINGS
The management Committee shall carry out an Annual General Meeting once a year. All members of the organization as set out in paragraph (19) shall be informed of the meetings through announcements at the masjid and other means of publicity, as the Committee may desire, the period of notice shall be at least 14 clear days where possible.
Members shall be informed by the Secretary of Markazi Jamia Masjid Riza & Islamic Centre of the meeting by posting a notice of the meeting and agenda on the notice board in the masjid & via announcement on the masjid PA system. The matters specified on the notice shall be the only items to be discussed apart from any other matters specifically allowed by the Chairperson of the Management Committee. The management committee shall have the power to invite any person they seem fit to attend and speak.
12 – REMOVAL OF OFFICE
If a member of the Management Committee fails to attend 3 consecutive meetings without any good reason, their name can be removed from the management committee& new member appointed.
If a member of the Management Committee is involved in activities which are decisive and are against the interests of Markazi Jamia Masjid Riza& Islamic Centre, their name can also be removed & new member appointed.
When complainant on the grounds described above is brought to the attention of the Management Committee after hearing representation made by or on behalf of the member concerned the Management Committee shall have the power to suspend the member until the matter could be considered by the Management Committee& Trustees.
The members shall have a right to appeal to the Trustees for reconsideration of the decision.
13 – STANDING ORDERS AND RULES FOR THE USE OF THE MASJID & ISLAMIC CENTRE
The management Committee shall have the power to adopt and issue standing orders and rules for the use of the Masjid & Islamic Centre where these orders shall come into operation immediately.These orders will always be open to scrutiny, review at the AGM. These shall not be inconsistent with the provision of the constitution.
14 – TRUST PROPERTY
The title to all and any property which is and may be acquired for the purpose of the Masjid shall be vested in the Trustees who shall enter into a Deed of Trust setting forth the purpose and conditions under which they hold the said property in trust for the Markazi Jamia Masjid Riza &Islamic Centre.
15 – FINANCES
All monies raised by or on behalf of the Masjid shall be applied to further the development and building of the organization and no other purpose.
The Treasurer shall keep proper accounts of the finances.
The accounts shall be audited at least once a year by a qualified accountant.
The audited statement of the accounts for the last financial year shall be submitted by the Management Committee to the Annual General Meeting.
The management committee shall appoint five (5) of its voting members to include the Treasurer to sign cheques and operate accounts in the name of the masjid.
The treasurer shall keep proper accounts of the finance and shall give details of those accounts to the management committee as& when required.
16 – IMAM AND OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE MARKAZI JAMIA MASJID RIZA & ISLAMIC CENTRE
The management committee along with consent of the trustees shall have the power to appoint and terminate employment contract of the Imam & any other person by a simple majority if the need arises. This will be done in accordance with the agreed procedures. The management committee shall prepare and issue a contract of employment to the Imam and any other paid staff. The contract of employment and any other procedures will be prepared and adopted by the management committee.
17 – ALTERATION OF THE CONSTITUTION
Any clause of this constitution may be revoked, added to or altered by a simple majority by members of the masjid committee present and voting at the AGM meeting, subject to the approval by the Trustees.
18 – DISSOLUTION
If the members resolve to dissolve the charity the trustees will remain in office as charity trustees and will be responsible for winding up the affairs of the charity in accordance with this clause.
The trustees must collect all assets of the charity and must pay or make provision for all the liabilities of the charity.
The trustees must apply for any remaining property or money:
Directly for the objects
By transfer to any charity or charities for purposes the same as or similar to the charity.
In such other manner as the Charity Commission for England and Wales (“The Commission”) may approve in writing in advance.
The members may pass a resolution before or at the same time as the resolution to dissolve the charity specifying the manner in which the trustees are to apply the remaining property or assets of the charity and the trustees must comply with the resolution if it consistent with paragraphs (a) – (c) inclusive in the paragraph above.
In no circumstances shall the assets of the charity be paid to or distributed among the members of the charity (except to a member that is itself a charity).
The trustees must notify the Commission promptly that the charity has been dissolved. If the trustees are obliged to send the charities accounts to the Commission for the accounting period which ended before its dissolution, they must send their commission the charities final accounts.
19 – Current Serving Committee Members
Mohammed Bashir Shakir
Sheikh Mohammed Farooq
General Mohammed Amin
Habib Ullah Chaudhary
Mohammed Naeem Butt
Muhammad Ilyas Qamar