Muslim Community Lobby Ireland is an independent organization established 1st May 2007. Its motto is TO USE THE VOTE RIGHTLY AND TO RAISE THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY AWARNESS WITH THEIR RIGHTS AND TO PROMOTE TOLERANCE AND UNDERSTANDING OF OTHER EXISTING GROUPS. لترشيد استعمال الصوت الانتخابي ولتوعية وتعريف المسلمين بحقوقهم في ايرلندا وان يعيشوا بتفهم للواقع وللجماعات الاخرى الموجودة على الساحة

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Islamic Foundation Ireland AGM Elections

Dr Fathi Akari
Chairman of the meeting conducted at the IFI Mosque 13/04/2008 He was the chairperson of the interim election committee. The Committee had conducted the meeting in a fair way. The atmosphere was truly democratic, in that most speakers and members had voiced their opinion and listened to, and discussed their case in a classical Islamic shora manner that gave an ideal and fair way of thinking and speaking for most of those present. The meeting gave us the feeling of a hot debate, which showed that Muslims do care about their place of worship, and they are shora orientated. Unlike other mosques which don't show their accounts or problems to their members.The Account for the year 2007 was discussed in full, and approved.Two motions have been discussed 1 Is to do with the new extension which was withdrawn due to lack of funds. Also, due to the fact that women activity will be stopped totally in order to carry the work and women have to be housed somewhere else. A woman spoke from the women section. The motion to be discussed by the new Shora committee. 2 The second motion is to do with handing the lease back to Um-maktoom. Although, this motion was passed, there is a technical problem created by one of the trustee demanding a written guarantee from Um-maktoom for him to sign. His valid reason was for him to sign there have to be a fair deal for the IFI community. A show of hands, indicated that the majority trust Um-maktoom to do the mosque up and increase its activity and they are in favour of handing the lease to Um-maktoom.Election of Shora Committee conducted in a fair manner and new Majlis Shora was elected.

Answering questions on 2005/6/7 accounts and new extension. Also mentioned that Um-maktoom won't accept a conditional handing back of the lease.

Conditions of the mosque has to improve never mind the differences

Accounts for year 2005 and 2006 had to be discussed in full

Answering questions about accounts of 2005/6 Hajj trip

Talking about extension and necessity to postpone the start date

A word of thanks to all 2007 Shora members and their good work. Also mentioned Brother Kamal who is still in detention in Saudi Arabia.

Dr Nafa Badr Trustee, opposing handing the lease to Um- maktoom without striknig a good deal for the IFI community. He thinks legally the lease won't be handed over unless he signs which is true.
Talked about the necessity of handing the lease back without conditions.

After the meeting told me that 'he expects Um-maktoom will be able to transform the mosque into Muslim activity centre.

Members of IFI voted infavour of handing the lease back no one should stop this.

In favour of handing the lease back and let the Muslim community benefit from the management of Um-maktoom.

At the end I would like to say fair play to you Sheikh Yahya and to every member of the IFI who did their best to discuss in a civilised manner and didn’t violate the Islamic tradition that says: "never speak until the speaker finishes his speech" May Allah reward you all and

Fair play to every one

Report by Dr. Bashir