Islamic Center of Maryland
The Islamic Center of Maryland (ICM) is a non-profit organization with an operational philosophy based on the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Muslim families who visit the ICM facilities work towards fulfilling their religious obligations and striving for spiritual, intellectual, social and economic well-being and advancement. The center provides various services to the community. For more information about these services, please visit the Center, subscribe to our weekly newsletter or by submit a contact us form.
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Annual General Body Meeting & Elections
AsSalamu Alaikum respected Brothers and Sisters
Insha'Allah the 2013 ICM Annual General Body (AGB) Meeting will be held on Saturday June 1st at 10 AM in the ICM Metal Building.
All are invited and encouraged to attend. Members in particular have a duty to attend this meeting. This notice and material (including nomination form) for the General Body Meeting will be posted on the ICM website at www.icomd.org by Tuesday, May 14th, 2013.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan,
Secretary, ICM Board of Trustees
•Minutes of the 2012 GB Meeting
•ICM State of Affairs (Chairman's Report, Secretary's Report, Treasurer's Report, Committees, Programs)
•Master Plan Status
•Islamic Waqf of Maryland
•Q & A
•Election Committee Report
•Election of two trustees
•Election of the Election Committee Chair for 2014
Part 5 - Article 5: Nominations
•Each eligible nominee needs to be separately nominated by at least three eligible voting members.
•The nominations must be fully completed on the nomination form as contained in the appendix-I of the ICM By-laws (form can be obtained from the ICM office or by visiting the ICM website www.icomd.org or by clicking on this link http://www.icomd.org/forms/BOT-Nomination-Form.pdf
Part 5 - Article 1: Qualifications
To be eligible for election as a Trustee, a person must be:
•Consistent with and a follower of the Qur'an and the Sunnah, and the opinions of Ahlus-Sunnah Wal Jama'ah.
•Punctual in attending the Friday congregational prayer and other congregational prayers to the best of his abilities.
•Active, aware of current Islamic issues of scholarly interest and willing to help Muslims.
•Knowledgeable of the Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh) pertinent to the everyday affairs of Muslim life.
•A member for at least two years and should have served ICM as volunteer for at least two years.
The Nomination Committee shall inform the nominees and secure their acceptance before the annual meeting of the General Body.
Part 5 - Article 8: Absentee Ballots
•In case a voting member expects to be unable to attend the annual meeting, he/she can obtain an absentee ballot from the chairman of the nomination committee upon request (contact ICM Office for assistance).
•The envelope containing the absentee ballot shall bear the signature, address, and telephone number of the member and shall be delivered to the chairman of the Nomination Committee (ICM Office) three days before the start of the election procedure at the annual meeting.
•An absent voting member cannot cast his/her vote by proxy.
Part 4 - Article 4: Quorum
•At the Annual and Special Meetings of the General Body, forty percent of the total number of eligible voting members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business, provided that a majority of the Board of Trustees is present.
•If at any such meeting there is a failure to achieve a quorum, then the members present shall reschedule the meeting for a date within four weeks. The Secretary shall be directed to notify the members accordingly.
• At the rescheduled meeting, the members who are actually present, regardless of their number, shall constitute a quorum for all purposes and for the transaction of all business provided that a majority of the Board of Trustees is present.
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