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Become a new member

How to become a member and be more active in the affairs of your community ?
Check out the eligibility requirements below and fill out the form to become an active member of Jamaat Ibad Ar Rahman Durham, North Carolina. Fill out the online form above or download and fill out the paper form then drop it in the donation box at the Fayetteville St. or Parkwood Masjids.


Membership Renewal

JIAR members, can renew their membership this year for an additional 2 years by login in their  members portal to pay the renewal fee and update any outdated information. Or you can use the paper form above as well and drop it in the donation box at the Fayetteville St. or Parkwood Masjids.

Membership Definition

Below is an excerpt from JIAR by-laws that covers the membership definition. Click here for full by-laws.
VI.1 Members
Section 1. Membership. Any Muslim whose belief is according to Quran and Sunnah as stated in the basic law, and endeavors to practice Islam as total way of life is eligible for membership. Any Muslim interested in membership shall submit an application. Approval of membership shall be by majority votes of the Executive Committee. JIAR shall have two classes of membership, full members and associate members.

1.1. Full Member:

  • (a) Belief is according to the Quran and Sunnah as stated in the Basic Law.
  • (b) Acceptance of the JIAR Bylaws by signature is required.
  • (c) Payment of the annual dues as determined annually by the Board of Directors. If the Board of Directors decides that there are no dues needed, then that will be acceptable. (waived for the year of 2021)
  • (d) Age of eighteen (18) years or more.
  • (e) A resident of Durham, NC or surrounding area that is directly adjacent to the border of Durham. Special recommendation from the Board of Directors is accepted.
  • (f) The member must be a legal resident of the United States, whether it is by student visa, work visa, visitation visa or American citizenship.
1.2. Associate Member:
  • (a) Any person meets the criteria 1.1.(a) and 1.1.(b) and does not meet either 1.1.(d) or 1.1.(e).
  • (b) An Associate Member is not required to pay annual dues.
  • (c) An Associate Member shall enjoy all benefits and privileges of a full member except voting and holding office.
Section 2. Voting Rights. Each Full member shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the members. However, a Full member cannot vote on any matter pertaining to the affairs of the corporation until ninety (90) days following his or her membership approval by the Executive Committee and payment of their annual membership dues. Annual dues can consist of a value of zero.

Section 3. Termination of Membership: The Executive Committee, by affirmative vote of the majority of all of the members of the Executive Committee, may suspend or expel a member for cause after an appropriate hearing, and may, by majority vote of those present at any regularly constituted meeting, terminate the membership of any member who becomes ineligible for membership, or suspend or expel any member who shall be in default in the payment of dues for the period fixed in Article XX (Dues) of these bylaws.

Section 4. Resignation: Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Secretary. The Executive Committee may reinstate such former member to membership upon such terms as the Executive Committee may deem appropriate.

Section 5. Transfer of Membership: Membership in this corporation is not transferable or assignable.

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