We the Electoral Commission are writing to you as the election of the entire Executive Committee was necessitated constitutionally to be held on Sunday 6 September 2020 – following notice of AGM on Sunday 20September 2020. We have attached as required by the Constitution:
a) The Jamaat’s Constitution (there are no associated rules to be provided) here
b) Nomination Form for prospective candidates here
Please bear in mind the following schedule of dates:
Sunday 9 August
Commencement of Election process – provision of nomination form to the general body
Friday 21 August
DEADLINE – 23:59: a) Payment of all Membership fee (including arrears) – to be received and paid to the Jamaat Office b) Registration of spouse – to be received and paid to the Jamaat Office c) Application for new membership – to be received and paid to the Jamaat Office All nominations to be received by email to: Electoralcommission@hujjat.org
Monday 24 August
Publication of candidates
Friday 4 September
HUSTING: (In the event there is more than one president) Time: 20:30 Venue: Online – Zoom Meeting (TBC) chaired by Mr Farhan Jamal (TBC)
Sunday 6 September
ELECTION DAY – In person at Hujjat Centre (social distancing observed) . Pls note a new drive through voting format will be in place on the day. Pls comply with all volunteer instructions. Further details will be provided closer to election date. Voting will be held between 10:30 – 19:30 Declaration of results Results will be published via Hujjat Communication channels (email, website, etc) on Sunday 6th September. Results may be televised live on the Hujjat YouTube channel (To Be Confirmed) after counting on Sunday 6th September 2020
POSTPONEMENT OF AGM AND ELECTIONS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – UPDATE
29 July 2020
I pray this finds you well InshAllah.
Further to my previous communication to members regarding the postponement of our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections this year in light of the coronavirus pandemic (which can be found here), the EC (together with the Electoral Commission) have revisited the AGM and election decisions in light of (1) current government guidance and an expected coronavirus second wave towards the end of the year; and (2) the resignation of the President following his election to the post of interim vice president of the WF.
We wish to inform you of the following decisions with respect to the AGM and elections:
• AGM will take place on 20 September 2020 • Elections will take place on 6 September 2020
By holding the AGM and elections earlier than previously advised, our aim is (a) to conduct these key events in the spirit of our Constitution and in a manner which is both safe for members and in accordance with government health guidance; (b) avoid the need for multiple elections (as our Constitution prescribes that, following the resignation of a President, an election for the post of President is also required within 6 weeks of such resignation).
The EC (together with the Electoral Commission, as appropriate) will revisit the AGM and election decisions and arrangements periodically. Should it become necessary to alter the arrangements (set out above) we will inform members accordingly.
POSTPONEMENT OF AGM AND ELECTIONS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
27 April 2020
I pray this finds you well InshAllah.
In accordance with our Constitution we were expecting to hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June and elections in May this year. However, in light of the coronavirus pandemic and based on current government health guidance, it is increasingly unlikely that these key events can proceed at such time in the manner prescribed by our Constitution.
Following discussion with our external charity lawyers and taking into account guidance provided by the Charity Commission, the EC wishes to inform you of the following decisions with respect to the AGM and elections:
• AGM expected to take place in June is postponed to 1 November 2020 • Elections expected to take place in May are postponed to 18 October 2020
Consequently, the current EC will stay in place until the postponed AGM.
The EC considered various other options prior to reaching the decision to postpone these key events – including holding the AGM and elections through electronic means. However, as it is currently expected that we will not need to postpone these events for more than a few months, and with the aim of keeping to the spirit of our Constitution, the legal advice is that postponement is a better option for our charity at this time.
The EC will revisit the AGM and election decisions (set out above) periodically – taking into account, in particular, current government and Charity Commission guidance. Should it become necessary to alter the arrangements (set out above) we will inform members accordingly.
DarulQur’an is pleased to announce its annual Qur’an competition will take place on 07 and 08 December, 2018.
Thisyear, Darul Qur’an will also be running exciting and interactive Islamic art, calligraphy, poetry and story-telling workshops alongside the competition. We invite everyone, young and old, to come view and create poetry, art, and calligraphy on the theme of Muhammad, the Beloved.