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Masjid King Khalid Constitution

AMENDED BY LAWS OF MASJID KING KHALID
                               A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
                                    
                                     ARTICLE I: CORPORATE NAME

The name of the corporation is THE MOSQUE of the LATE KING KHALID BIN ABDUL-AZIZ AL-SAUD, INCORPORATED, hereinafter referred to as “Masjid King Khalid”.

                   ARTICLE II. PRINCIPAL OFFICE AND REGISTERED AGENT

The principal North Carolina office of Masjid King Khalid shall be located in Wake County at 130 Martin Luther King Blvd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, or at such other place as the Majlis Ash Shura of Masjid King Khalid shall lawfully determine as needed.

The registered agent for Masjid King Khalid shall be that person who holds the office of President/Amir of the Majlis Ash Shura or such other person as the President/Amir shall designate as needed. The official business mailing address of said registered agent shall be:

Masjid King Khalid, Inc., PO Box14405, Raleigh North Carolina 27620.

                            ARTICLE III: MISSION AND VISION STATEMENTS
                                                        Mission Statement

Masjid King Khalid is an Islamic community proclaiming in word and deed the universal message of Al-Islam that there is but one God and one human family. We, the believing Muslims of Masjid King Khalid are committed to establishing a balanced community life in its broadest sense, witnessing the eternal wisdom of the words of Allah (SWT) and the life exemplified by Prophet Muhammad (SAW). We will cultivate the patterned growth of human excellence and good character through building valuable relationships with all God conscious people.

                                                        Vision Statement
To be a model Islamic Community in the broadest sense, adhering to the teachings of Qur’an and Sunnah as interpreted by Ahl-As Sunnah wa Jumaa’ah, a community that is balanced, witnessing to all people, a community that God approves of and supports.

                                                        ARTICLE IV: PURPOSE

The purpose for which the Masjid is organized shall include the following.

A. To provide an organizational structure to engage in, support and promote the religious beliefs and practices of Al-Islam through moral, educational, cultural and economic development of Muslims.

B. To establish and maintain Masjid King Khalid and other places of worship and prayer in accordance with the Islamic Faith, consistent with the beliefs and practices of  Qur’an and  Sunnah (traditions) of Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (SAW), the Prophet (SAW) to whom the Holy Qur’an was revealed over 1,400 years ago.

C. To establish and maintain an educational system for teaching the Qur’an, Sunnah, Shari’ah, Fiqh, and the Arabic Language (being the language of the Qur’an).

D. To propagate Islamic interest in a way that honorably compliments the tenets of the Faith and thus invites others to Islam.

E. To support and promote other individuals and Muslim communities that work for the same cause as part of the international community of Muslims.

F. To solicit and otherwise acquire capital to further the purposes of Masjid King Khalid

G. To acquire real and personal assets, and to hold, invest and/or reinvest same or, in the case of securities, the income consistent with the purposes of Masjid King Khalid.
                                              
                                               ARTICLE V: MEMBERS

A. Classes of Members. There shall only be one class of members which are voting members entitled to only one vote.

B. Eligibility. All persons regardless of race, color, national origin or sex who meet the following qualifications are eligible to be a member of the Masjid King Khalid.

C. Qualifications. All individuals shall meet the following qualifications as a prerequisite to becoming a member of Masjid King Khalid and as a condition precedent to the continuation of said membership:

1. Must be a Muslim. One who has openly stated before witnesses “Ash shadu an la ilaha  illallah wa ash shadu ana Muhammad ra su lu lah” (I bear witness that there is no god but Allah (SWT) and I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah(SWT).” This person must also practice the religion of Al-Islam based on the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah (Traditions) of the Prophet (SAW).

2. Must accept to believe and carry into practice the fundamental principles of Al-Islam which are the Six (6) Articles of Faith and the Five (5) Pillars of Al-Islam as enumerated below:

a) Articles of Faith.

1) To believe in the Unity and Oneness of Allah.

2) To believe in Allah’s Angels who uphold the forces of nature throughout
creation.

3) To believe in all the Prophets sent by Allah to humanity, making no distinction         between them. To also accept the fact that Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (SAW), the Prophet to whom the Qur’an was revealed, is the last Prophet and Messenger of Allah to us all. We accept Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as our leader and example whom we obey and follow.

 

4) To believe in the sacred books of scripture that Allah has revealed to His Prophets and to recognize that the Holy Qur’an contains the wisdom of the sacred books that were revealed before it, and we are to question all books under the light of what is revealed in the Holy Qur’an.

5) To believe in the Divine Pre-Ordinance; that Allah has a law operating throughout Creation, and in every phase of our lives, to give us the benefits of our good deeds and the consequences of our bad ones. The belief that we cannot escape the Justice of Allah.

6) To believe in the Day of Resurrection (Judgment Day) or Life after Death.

 b) Five Pillars of Al-Islam (Fundamental Principles of Practice).

1) To bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad (SAW) is His Servant and His Messenger.

2) To pray five times a day.

3) To pay Zakat (charity).

4) To fast during the month of Ramadan (ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar).

5) To perform the Hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca, Saudi Arabia at least once in the lifetime of a Muslim who is physically and financially able.

c) Age of Membership. Those persons who have attained the age of 18 years.

d) Level of Support. Must have demonstrated a level of support of Masjid King Khalid and acceptance of responsibilities regarding Masjid activities. Support can be demonstrated with financial contributions (Zakat and Sadaqa) and/or physical support of Masjid King Khalid activities and initiatives.

D. Membership. All individuals meeting the above criteria shall be entitled to a membership in Masjid King Khalid. An individual may exercise this right to membership in Masjid King Khalid solely by attending any regular meeting of the membership and entering his/her name, address and telephone number on the official record maintained by the Secretary of Masjid King Khalid.

E. Voting Rights. Each member shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the members. PROXY VOTING SHALL BE ALLOWED.         A vote of proxy shall be a hand-written, typed, emailed or faxed letter detailing the following information: date, member’s name and address, phone number, details of the issue he/she is voting upon and the position of their vote clearly indicated (in favor, opposed, or abstain). This letter shall be given to a member of the Majlis Ash Shura to be read and retained in the records of the community. Except as otherwise provided in these by-laws, all business transacted at any annual, regular or special meeting shall be by majority (51%) vote of those active members in attendance.

All members shall have the following voting rights.

1. To elect the Resident Imam through a vote of confidence and/or nomination by general membership.

2. To elect the President/Amir through a vote of confidence and/or nomination by general membership.

3. To approve by ratification, the Majlis ash Shura’s appointment of Treasurer and Secretary by general membership.

4. To approve and authorize the buying, selling, renting, leasing or otherwise     encumbering the material assets of Masjid King Khalid, real or personal.

5. To approve and authorize the borrowing of money, incurring of indebtedness and the assumption of obligations that are consistent with the specific and primary purpose of Masjid King Khalid.

6. To attend any annual, regular or special meeting of the members and to vote on any issues designated as agenda items for such meeting.

F. Responsibility of Membership. In order to maintain membership in Masjid King Khalid, each member is expected to meet the following minimum standards of conduct:

1. Conduct in accordance with the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW); and continued acceptance of beliefs and practices of Al-Islam as enumerated in Article V.C2. (a) & (b) above.

2. Regular attendance of at least one (1) Masjid King Khalid function per month exclusive of extended leave by a member due to pregnancy, illness, job or professional occupation and other special situations as identified by the membership. Such extended leave shall not necessarily exclude members from full participation in all rights, interests and privileges of membership in Masjid King Khalid.

3. Level of support as described in Article V. (d) above.

G. Resignation. Any member may formally resign by filing a written resignation with the Secretary or any Board member of Masjid King Khalid. The Majlis Ash-Shura may reinstate the member, subsequent to resignation, upon written application of the member seeking reinstatement, and upon the affirmative vote of the majority of all corporate members.

H. Transfer of Membership. Membership in Masjid King Khalid is non-transferable and non-assignable.

 

 

 

                                     ARTICLE VI: RESIDENT IMAM

As the situation presents itself, Masjid King Khalid shall conduct a “due diligence” search for a qualified Imam who shall be nominated and elected by the majority of members present at such an authorized and announced special meeting, henceforth referred to as the “Resident Imam”.

A. Qualifications. To be eligible to hold the position of Resident Imam, an individual must meet the following minimum standards:

1. Must be a male Muslim of sound Islamic character, preferably married, and of good moral piety (taqwah).

2. Must have a formal Islamic education and or equivalent experience and knowledge in the position of Imam.

3. Must be knowledgeable by way of education of the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and educated in the application of Quranic Law (Fiqh).

4. Must have ability to speak, read and write both English and Arabic languages.

5. Must be willing and able to assume the responsibility for leadership and administration of duties on behalf of Masjid King Khalid.

B. Duties and Responsibilities.

1. Teach and propagate Al-Islam through word and deed publicly.

2. Conduct Jumuah Prayer, Eid Services, marriage ceremonies and Janazah prayers.

3. Be responsible for establishing Islamic studies classes for the general membership; also orientation classes for new converts to Al-Islam and hold the position of Director of Education for the educational systems of  Masjid King Khalid.

4. Act as administrator and overseer of all religious and Islamic legal affairs, educational activities which include, but not limited to Islamic schools, marriage counseling, crisis management and conflict mediation. Responsible for implementing Majlis Ash-Shura and Executive Committee appointments.

5. Responsible for establishing operational hours for the office of the Imam and a center for dawah (the peaceful educational propagation of Islam).

6. Provide an oral and/or written report on religious activities, dawah initiatives, social outreach services and educational programs of Masjid King Khalid at least monthly to the appropriate committee or committee chair person of the Majlis Ash-Shura.

7. The Resident Imam is an Ex-Officio member of every committee.

8. To create public relations policy and assign duties to appropriate members of the
Majlis Ash-Shura to make public statements and comments on his behalf.

C. Term of Office. The Resident Imam shall hold office as long as he is in good health, living a sound Muslim life, performing well in the capacity of an Imam, has the confidence of the Muslim community, or until such time as he can no longer fulfill the obligations of that office. However, there will be a Vote of Confidence held every two years at the annual meeting of the members referred to in Article X (D).

D. Removal. The Resident Imam can be removed by a two-thirds vote of the General Body for persistent and/or gross violation of a major tenet of Aqeedah or Shari’ah or gross negligence of duty.

 

E. Assistant Imam.

  1. Duties and Responsibilities.

 

  1. Assisting the Imam in directing and coordinating activities of all religious and Islamic legal

affairs, educational activities which include, but not limited to Islamic schools,
marriage counseling, crisis management and conflict mediation of Masjid King
Khalid.

  1. Assuming the duties and responsibilities of the Imam in his absence.
  2. Being a liaison between Masjid King Khalid and external media under the guidelines approved

by the Imam, the President/Amir or the Majlis Ash-Shura.

  1. Qualifications.

a.         Must be a male Muslim of sound Islamic character, preferably married, and of good
moral piety (taqwah).
b. Must have a formal Islamic education and or equivalent experience and knowledge in
the position of Imam.
c.         Must be knowledgeable by way of education of the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad
(SAW) and educated in the application of Quranic Law (Fiqh).
d.         Must have ability to speak, read and write both English and Arabic languages.
e.         Must be willing and able to assume the responsibility for leadership and administration
of duties on behalf of Masjid King Khalid.

  1. Term of Office.The Assistant Imam shall hold office as long as he is in good health, living a sound Muslim life, performing well in the capacity of an Imam, has the confidence of the Muslim community, or until such time as he can no longer fulfill the obligations of that office. However, there will be a Vote of Confidence held every two years at the annual meeting of the members referred to in Article X (D).

 

  1. Removal. The Assistant Imam can be removed by a two-thirds vote of the General Body for persistent and/or gross violation of a major tenet of Aqeedah or Shari’ah or gross negligence of duty.

                                              
                                    

 

 

ARTICLE VII: OTHER OFFICERS

A. President/Amir. The President/Amir shall be the chief executive officer and registered agent of Masjid King Khalid.

  1. Duties and Responsibilities.

 

  1. Act as general administrator and overseer of all Masjid King Khalid activities and financial matters which include but not limited to the establishing and maintaining a Masjid business office at a central location which is open for business during normal business hours; responsible for implementing through committee, special appointments and other lawful means the principal function of this Masjid.
  1. Directing and coordinating activities of all committees so as to achieve the aims and purposes

of Masjid King Khalid.

  1. Calling and presiding over the meetings of the Majlis Ash Shura and the General Body.

 

  1. Provide an oral and/or written report on activities, budget, finances and programs of the Masjid

at least monthly to the appropriate committee or committee chair person of the Majlis Ash-
Shura.

  1. Reporting on the status of Masjid King Khalid annually.

 

  1. Being the main spokesperson, representative, and correspondent for Masjid King Khalid in

external affairs.

  1. Preparing an agenda of Masjid King Khalid activities and presenting it to the Majlis Ash Shura.

 

 

  1. Qualifications.
  1. The Amir shall be a Muslim Brother with a high level of taqwah (piety) and ilm (Islamic

Knowledge) who has proven leadership abilities and business administration management skills
and knowledge.

  1. Term of Office.

 

  1. The President/Amir shall hold office as long as he is in good health, living a sound Muslim life,

performing well in the capacity of President/Amir, has the confidence of the Muslim
community, or until such time as he can no longer fulfill the obligations of that office.
However, there will be a Vote of Confidence held every two years at the annual meeting of the
members referred to in Article X (D).

  1. Removal.
  1. The Amir can be removed by a two-thirds vote of the General Body for persistent and/or gross

violation of a major tenet of Aqeedah or Shari’ah or gross negligence of duty.

 

 

B. Vice President/Assistant Amir.

  1. Duties and Responsibilities.

 

  1.  Assisting the Amir in directing and coordinating activities of all committees so as to achieve the aims and purposes of the Masjid King Khalid.
  1. Assuming the responsibilities of the Amir in his absence.

 

  1. Being a liaison between Masjid King Khalid and external media under the guidelines approved by the Shura.
  1. Qualifications. The Vice President/Assistant Amir shall be a Muslim Brother with a high level of taqwa (piety) and ilm (Islamic Knowledge) who has leadership and business administrative abilities.

 

  1. Term of Office.The Vice President/Assistant Amir shall hold office as long as he is in good health, living a sound Muslim life, performing well in the capacity of Vice President/Assistant Amir, has the confidence of the Muslim community, or until such time as he can no longer fulfill the obligations of that office. However, there will be a Vote of Confidence held every two years at the annual meeting of the members referred to in Article X (D).
  1. Removal. The Vice President/Assistant Amir can be removed by a two-thirds vote of the General Body for persistent and/or gross violation of a major tenet of Aqeedah or Shari’ah or gross negligence of duty.

 

C. Treasurer. The Majlis Ash-Shura shall select from among the general membership, one person who meets the qualifications as enumerated in Article V(C), except as this person can be a male or female, to serve as Treasurer. This person must stand before the general membership at an authorized and specially announced meeting for ratification of selection.

  1. Duties and Responsibilities.

 

  1. The Treasurer shall have care and custody of and cause to be kept an account of all the funds of Masjid King Khalid.
  1.  He/she shall keep an adequate accounting of all funds received and disbursed from the account of Masjid King Khalid.

 

  1. He/she shall maintain the books and records in such a manner as to readily show the financial condition of Masjid King Khalid and leave them open at all reasonable times for inspection by the Majlis Ash Shura or any committee so designated by the membership.
  1. The Treasurer shall oversee the preparation of a budget through committee for the upcoming fiscal year to be submitted to the membership at the Annual Meeting prior to the start of the fiscal year.

 

 

  1.  The Treasurer shall prepare financial statements and reports to be submitted to the Certified Public Accountant serving on the executive committee quarterly and upon request of said CPA of Masjid King Khalid.

 

  1. Qualifications. The Treasurer shall be a Muslim with a high level of taqwah (piety), ilm (Islamic knowledge), has personal financial stability and has leadership and financial accounting experience.
  1. Term of Office.The Treasurer shall hold office as long as he/she is in good health, living a sound Muslim life, performing well in the capacity of Treasurer, has the confidence of the Muslim community, or until such time as he can no longer fulfill the obligations of that office. However, there will be a Vote of Confidence held every two years at the annual meeting of the members referred to in Article X (D).

 

  1. Removal. The Treasurer can be removed by a two-thirds vote of the General Body for persistent and/or gross violation of a major tenet of Aqeedah or Shari’ah or gross negligence of duty.

 

D. Secretary. The Majlis Ash Shura shall select from among the general membership, one person who meets the qualifications as enumerated in Article V(C), except that this person can be a male or female, to serve as Secretary. This person must stand before the general membership at an authorized and specially announced meeting for ratification of selection.

  1. Duties and Responsibilities.

 

  1. Safeguarding and protecting all privileged and non – disclosed information of the

Majlis Ash-Shura, except as directed by consensus of the Imam, Amir, and/or the
Majlis Ash-Shura.

  1. Preparing the agenda for the Majlis Ash Shura and general body meetings.
  1. Keeping Masjid King Khalid registered and compliant with state laws.

 

  1. Keeping the minutes of all meetings of the Majlis Ash Shura and present the

minutes of previous meetings for approval.

  1. Keeping a catalog of the signed minutes.

 

  1. Issuing notices of the time and place of meetings of the general membership and

the of Majlis Ash-Shura.

  1. Safeguarding of the Masjid’s corporate seal and shall attest this upon all

instruments executed under the seal.

  1. Performing all the duties of Secretary, subject to the direction of the Imam, Amir

and the Majlis Ash-Shura.

  1. Qualifications. The Secretary shall be a Muslim male or female with a high level of taqwah (piety), ilm (Islamic knowledge), who has organizational leadership skills and executive administrative experience.
  1. Term of Office. The Secretary shall hold office as long as he/she is in good health, living a sound Muslim life, performing well in the capacity of Secretary, has the confidence of the Muslim community, or until such time as he can no longer fulfill the obligations of that office. However, there will be a Vote of Confidence held every two years at the annual meeting of the members referred to in Article X (D).

 

  1. Removal. The Secretary can be removed by a two-thirds vote of the General Body for persistent and/or gross violation of a major tenet of Aqeedah or Shari’ah or gross negligence of duty.

                           
                                     ARTICLE VIII: Majlis Ash Shura Board

We accept the chain of authority which is recognized by Muslims universally with the first and highest being The Holy Qur’an (Word of Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad (SAW); next is the Sunnah (sayings and life practices of Prophet Muhammad (SAW); and next is Ijma (the consensus of the good and knowledgeable Muslims in the Ummah). The believers should respect the authority of their Imam and the Imam should respect the consensus of
the Muslim membership.

A. Composition. The Majlis Ash Shura shall be composed of up to fifteen (15) members.

B. Qualifications. Each Majlis Ash Shura member shall be a member of the Masjid and have established the lifestyle of an honorable Muslim for a minimum period of one (1) year prior to their appointment as a Majlis Ash-Shura member. All members of the Masjid are encouraged to prepare themselves for service on the Majlis Ash Shura.

C. Method of Selection. The Majlis Ash-Shura shall recommend for appointment persons, as submitted by the membership to serve on the Majlis Ash Shura and they shall stand before the membership for ratification at the time of the appointment at such an authorized and announced special meeting.

D. Duties and Responsibilities.

 

1. The Majlis Ash-Shura shall confirm the Resident Imam and President/Amir’s appointments of Chairman and officers to the executive committee.

2. To aid and assist the Resident Imam in conducting and managing the affairs, activities, functions and business of Masjid King Khalid in a way consistent with the specific and primary purposes of Masjid King Khalid.

3. To initiate programs, ideas and activities in cooperation with the Resident Imam and President/Amir which are consistent with the specific and primary purposes of Masjid King Khalid.

 

4. To periodically review and make recommendations regarding financial procedures, fundraising activities, and the financial status of Masjid King Khalid including any debts, loans, investments, or other financial obligations.

5. To facilitate, encourage, promote and maintain the order, peace and prosperity of the Muslim Community.

6. To create committees among the membership that take on the responsibility of carrying out programs which are consistent with the principal and primary purposes of the Masjid King Khalid.

7. To administer and oversee complaints regarding violation of the tenets of the Qur’an and Sunnah.

E. Terms of Office. The terms of office for the members of the Majlis Ash Shura shall be two (2) years commencing with the adjournment of the Annual Meeting at which they were selected and ending at the adjournment of the Annual Meeting two (2) years following their selection or upon the selection and qualification of their successors, whichever is later.

F. Removal. Majlis Ash-Shura members can be removed by a two-thirds vote of the General Body for persistent and/or gross violation of a major tenet of Aqeedah or Shari’ah or gross negligence of duty.

G. Quorum.A quorum for any valid regular or special meeting of the Majlis Ash Shura Board shall be forty per cent (40 %).
                                                       
                                              
                                      ARTICLE 1X: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee shall serve as an advisory council to assist the Majlis Ash-Shura in making sound legal, political, public relations, and fiscal decisions in conducting the management of Masjid King Khalid.

A. Composition. The Executive Committee shall be composed of a Chairman, an Attorney who serves as Executive Committee Secretary; and a Certified Public Accountant who serves as Executive Committee Treasurer and Financial Advisor; the Resident Imam and the President/Amir and members at-large. The Executive Committee shall consist of five (5) to seven (7) members.

B. Qualifications. Each Executive Committee member shall be a member of Masjid King Khalid and have established the lifestyle of an honorable Muslim for a minimum of one year prior to their appointment as an Executive Committee member.        

C. Appointments. The Resident Imam and President/Amir appoint the Chairman, officers and members at-large to the Executive Committee and the Majlis Ash-Shura confirms all of these appointments.

 

 

D. Duties and Responsibilities.

  1. The Executive Committee has the authority to act in the absence of the Majlis Ash-Shura.

 

2. To advise the Majlis Ash Shura in managing the affairs, activities and business functions of      Masjid King Khalid in a way consistent with the specific and primary purpose of the organization.

3. To periodically review and make recommendations regarding financial procedures, fundraising activities, and the financial status of Masjid King Khalid including any debts, loans, investments, or other financial obligations.

4. To advise and assist the Majlis Ash-Shura of legal, fiscal, public relations, emergency crisis management and other events which may affect the well being of Masjid King Khalid.

E. Executive Committee Chairman.  The Executive Committee Chairman shall be an established member of the community at large in addition to the conditions set forth in Article 9(b). He shall be responsible for designating the time and place for all meetings of the Executive Committee. He shall be responsible for calling the meetings to order and for facilitating the smooth operations of the meetings. He shall preside over all Executive Committee meetings.

 

F. Terms of Office. The terms of office for the members of the Majlis Ash-Shura shall be four (4) years commencing with the adjournment of the Annual Meeting at which they were selected and ending at the adjournment of the Annual Meeting four (4) years following their selection or upon the selection and qualification of their successors, whichever is later.

G. Removal. The Executive Committee members can be removed by a two-thirds vote of the General Body for persistent and/or gross violation of a major tenet of Aqeedah or Shari’ah or gross negligence of duty.

 

H. Quorum. A quorum for any valid regular or special meeting of the Executive Committee shall be forty per cent (40 %).

 

                                               ARTICLE X: MEETINGS

A. Regular Meetings. The Jumuah Services on Fridays are public sermons and prayers open for invitation to the public.

B. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Masjid King Khalid membership for any purpose(s) may be called at any time by the Imam, the President/Amir or by any three (3) Majlis Ash-Shura members, or by the written request of not less than one-third (1/3) of the active members of the Masjid King Khalid.. Special meetings may occur on any day of the week and may be held at the end of the regular monthly meetings. The Resident Imam or the President/Amir may call a Special Meeting at any time by notifying the membership in writing or telephonically at least three days prior to the meeting. Special meetings are not open to the public.

 

C. Regular Meetings of the Majlis Ash Shura: Regular meetings of the Majlis Ash Shura shall occur on the fourth (4th) Saturday of each month at a time to be announced by the Majlis Ash Shura secretary. These meetings shall be open to all members of the Masjid. The regular meetings shall be held at such times that are best and most convenient for the majority of the Majlis Ash-Shura members.

D. Annual Meeting of Members: The Annual Meeting of members shall be deemed a regular meeting of Masjid King Khalid, and shall be held at an agreed upon time by the Majlis Ash-Shura at the principal office/meeting place of Masjid King Khalid, or at any other place determined by decision of the Majlis Ash-Shura. The Agenda for the annual meeting shall be determined by the Resident Imam, Amir, and the Majlis Ash-Shura. Procedures for establishing the items to be placed on the agenda shall be determined by the Majlis Ash-Shura and posted in Masjid King Khalid at least four (4) weeks prior to the Annual Meetings.
                                              

                                               ARTICLE XI: FISCAL AFFAIRS

A. Authorization. Any expenditure outside of the approved regular budget or approved supplemental budget must receive prior approval by the Majlis Ash Shura at a regular or special meeting.

B. Depository. All funds of the Masjid shall be deposited in a bank account in the official name of the Masjid King Khalid or in such depository as the Majlis Ash Shura shall designate.

C. Signatures on Negotiable Instruments. All negotiable instruments of the Masjid shall be signed by the Resident Imam, Amir, Treasurer or Secretary.

D. Petty Cash Fund. The Treasurer may be authorized to maintain up to Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) in a petty cash fund to be used for miscellaneous expenditures, provided, however, that the Treasurer shall keep detailed receipts of all disbursements from such fund.

E. Compensation.

1. The Resident Imam and President/Amir shall receive no compensation for services unless otherwise determined by decision of the Majlis Ash-Shura. The amount and manner of such compensation shall be determined and approved by the Majlis Ash- Shura.

2. Board members shall receive no compensation for their services on the Majlis Ash- Shura. Shura members may, however, be reimbursed for expenses incurred in carrying out particular projects or programs approved by the Majlis Ash-Shura upon submission of receipts to the Treasurer of the Majlis Ash-Shura. Such expenses must have approval in advance by the Resident Imam, the President/Amir, or the Majlis Ash-Shura.

3. Regular Masjid King Khalid members shall receive no compensation for their services, except for professional services rendered pursuant to a contractual agreement.

 

4. Expenses incurred by a member in carrying out an authorized project or program are reimbursable upon submission of receipts to the Treasurer of the Majlis Ash-Shura. Such expenses shall be approved in advance by the Majlis Ash Shura, Resident Imam, or President/Amir.

 

5. Members and non – members are eligible to receive SADAQAH (Charity) based upon special financial needs as established in the policies of the Social Welfare committee and in accordance with Islamic traditions. Sadaqah shall be approved by the Social Welfare Committee (Shura Treasurer/Chairperson) of the Majlis Ash Shura prior to it being distributed.

F.  Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of Masjid King Khalid shall coincide with the calendar year, unless otherwise determined by decision of the Majlis Ash-Shura.

                                     ARTICLE XII: AMENDENT OF BYLAWS

A. Amendments. Subject to any provision of law applicable to the amendment of Bylaws of religious, non-profit corporations, these Bylaws may be altered, amended or replaced by a two-thirds (2/3’s) majority vote of the membership present at a special meeting called for the purpose of such amendment.
                            ARTICLE XIII: STANDING AND AD HOC COMMITTEES

A. Standing Committees. Masjid King Khalid shall have the following standing committees:

1. Finance/Social Welfare. Responsible for financial affairs of Masjid King Khalid, including the preparation of the annual budget and the distribution of Zakat and sadaqah.

2. Da’wah. Responsible for planning and executing Da’wah programs among both Muslims and non-Muslims.

3. Women’s Committee. Coordinate group activities of interest to Muslim women and also be an interface to the Majlis Ash Shura with issues concerning the women of Masjid King Khalid.

4. Education– Coordinate group education activities to increase the knowledge of  Masjid King Khalid, its children, and support the growth of others in the greater community.

5. Security& Safety. Responsible for securing the personal and real assets of Masjid King Khalid along with both the internal and external environment of the Masjid.

6. Strategic Planning. Plan, develop, and implement short and long term goals of Masjid King Khalid.

7. Building/Maintenance. Maintain by cleaning, repairing and beautifying the inner and outer environment of Masjid King Khalid.

 

8. Young Adults. Plan, coordinate, and implement both Islamic and halal secular activities for the young believers of Masjid King Khalid.

9. Muslim Students Association. Plan, coordinate, and implement both Islamic and halal secular activities for this college age Muslim population.

10. Ramadan/Eid. Plan, develop, and implement activities for Masjid King Khalid in anticipation of the Holy Holidays.

11. PR/Political Advocacy. Responsible for developing effective public relations with Muslim and non-Muslim communities. May assume leadership role in local, state, national
initiatives and responsible for keeping Masjid King Khalid aware of legislative actions especially as it impacts the Muslim community.

12. Janazah/Burial. Responsible for disseminating information to the Masjid King Khalid on the Janazah service and burial of deceased believers. Confers with the Imam and family to assist with proper procedures for the Janazah and burial and any pre and post plans.

13. Other Standing Committees. Can be appointed by the Masjlis Ash Shura as deemed necessary.

14. Adhoc Committee. Can be appointed by the Majlis Ash Shura as needed.

ARTICLE XIV: FINANCES

A. Revenues. Masjid King Khalid is a non profit religious organization and shall be financed by membership dues, grants, donations and other financial contributions. The Majlis Ash-Shura may accept any donation or contribution in any form and from any source as long as it is consistent with the principles of Islam and purposes of Masjid King Khalid and does not violate any State or Federal Laws. All funds collected or donated for a specific cause or project shall be used for that cause or project unless specifically released by the donor(s).

                                              
B. Contracts. The President/Amir shall be authorized to enter any contract, lease, or other agreement, and execute and deliver any instrument on behalf of Masjid King Khalid (corporation) which is to be entered or executed and delivered in the ordinary course of thecorporation’s business. In addition, the Majlis Ash-Shura may authorize any officer(s), or agent(s) to enter into any contract, lease, or other agreement or to execute and deliver any instrument on behalf of the corporation whether or not such action is within the ordinary course of the corporation’s business, and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances. Any decision of the Majlis Ash-Shura authorizing the executing of any contract, lease, or other agreement or delivery of any other instrument on behalf of the corporation by the proper officers of the corporation or by officers of the corporation generally and not specifying particular officers shall be deemed to authorize execution or delivery, as applicable by the President or any other officer if such an execution or delivery is within the scope of the duties of such officers. The Majlis Ash-Shura may authorize the corporation to enter into employment contracts with any of its employees for any length of time and on any terms and conditions it deems wise.

                                     ARTICLE XV: EFFECTIVE DATE

These Bylaws are accepted as a legal document by more than two-thirds (2/3’s) agreement of members of the Majlis Ash-Shura being present at a Special Meeting held on January 27, 2013 and called for the purpose of ratification of these amended Bylaws and shall become effective on the said date.

 

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