TRUSTEE NOMINATION GUIDELINES - SHURA COMMISSION

RESIDENCE

  • Nominee must live in Ely and within 10 miles of surrounding area
  • Nominee must have lived in the Ely Area for at least a year 
  • Nominee must have legal right to reside in The UK 

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE 

ETHICS AND CRIMINAL RECORD 

  • Nominee must not be disqualified in line with The Charity Commissions requirement – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/automatic-disqualification-rule-changes-guidance-for-charities 
  • A DBS Check will be completed to confirm the above within the first month of becoming a trustee
  • Nominee must not have been previously removed as a trustee of a Charity due to dishonest, unethical or criminal actions.
  • Nominee must not be subject to an ongoing criminal or disciplinary investigation.
  • Nominee must not be directly involved in unethical practices that could bring the Charity into disrepute, For Example the sale of Alcohol, gambling business , loan shark, etc.
  • Nominee must not have an unspent criminal record or be on the sex offender register

NOMINATION 

  • Nominee can nominate themselves or be nominated by others 
  • Each member of the community is able to make up to 5 nominations 
  • Nominees should not be from the same family – one nomination per family 
  • It’s recommended to nominate at least one sister as part of nominations. 
  • Choice of nomination should be confidential 
  • Canvasing is permitted only for Self-Nominees but not against other nominees. 
  • Nominee’s consent to be sought before nominating them. 

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS 

After taking into account the above guidelines, it is important to consider the compatibility and suitability of the nominee for service to the community. There is scope for consideration of nominees who might not necessarily meet each and every guidelines as far as they are not part of the excluded group under The Charity Commission’s Regulations. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/automatic-disqualification-rule-changes-guidance-for-charities 

NOMINATION PROCESS

  1. Carefully consider the guidelines and decide who you want to nominate 
  2. Speak to the people you want to nominate and get their consent 
  3. Send nominees names to The Shura Commission via Mobile/Whatsapp on 07943 280005 or Email [email protected] 
  4. You are able to nominate up to 5 people
  5. Self-nominees should send their names along with up to four others they wish to nominate
  6. The Shura Commission will contact Nominees to advice on the next stage of the process. 
    Nominations close on the 20th March, 2022 
  7. The Shura Commission will deliberate on the list of nominees and select 5 trustees to be announced on the 27th March, 2022.

Showing our appreciation for the NHS through the provision of free meals to local front-line staff

With the rising rates of Covid-19, the introduction of new strains and the roll-out of the vaccine there is overwhelming pressure on the NHS and front-line staff.

We wanted to show the Ely Muslim Communities appreciation for all the hard work, dedication and sacrifices that the NHS has made during the pandemic. As such, we have been providing free meals to local NHS teams.

We started on 10 February 2021 with both the MIU and Welney Ward at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely. Alhamdullilah these have been well received so far with the management team at the MIU stating:

“The MIU team are very grateful to receive this very kind donation of food from the Islamic Centre on behalf of the Muslim Community. It was a lovely gesture from them. Thank you” – Clinical and Operations Manager, Minor Injuries Unit

We have also received positive press in the local media through an article with the Ely Standard:

https://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/ely-muslim-community-prepare-nhs-lunches-7391774

In Sha Allah we will continue to support our local health and social care teams by providing further meals in the coming weeks. 

Quick Important Reminders

Assalamu alaikum all,

1. Please *book you place on EIC website or Facebook for Jumca/Friday prayers* .

2. *For ALL prayers Everyone one should scan there NHS COVID-19 APP at the entrance* to help with contact tracing, 

https://www.covid19.nhs.uk/

3. *Do Wudu and toileting at home* there will be No toilet/wudu facility

4. *Bring your own ; Face covering (it will cost £0.50 to buy one), prayer mat, shoe bag, phone for Quran.* 

5. *Always keep 2 meter social distance and follow volunteer advice* on sitting and leaving arrangement. 

6. *No Handshakes, mingling or hugs and No sharing food or drinks* – you can bring your own water and umbrella

7. *Please ensure your prayer space is cleaned as per volunteer advice and sanitize hands after on leaving* 

8. *And a reminder to read surah Al Kahf on Fridays* 

JazakAllah Khairan