28 February 2013
Dear Fellow Community Members,
Hope that you are well InshAllah.
I would like to quote our 11th Holy Imam al-Hasan al-'Askari ('a.s) so that we may ponder on these wise words:
“Generosity has a limit, which when crossed becomes extravagance; caution has a limit which when crossed becomes cowardice; thriftiness has a limit, which when crossed becomes miserliness; courage has a limit, which when crossed becomes fool-hardiness. Let this moral lesson suffice: refrain from doing anything which you would disapprove of if done by someone else”.
As you may have heard, the Referendum will take place between 14th and 16th March 2013 InshAllah (with voting over three days). The Referendum is certainly one of the most important decisions that our Community has ever made. Therefore, we are very pleased that the number of people eligible to participate in it has been increased as a result of the members of the Jamaat members voting to allow all members and every person in their households, who are eligible for membership (as per the current constitution), to vote in this Referendum. This also includes ladies, widows and divorcees (whose spouses were members of KSIMC of Birmingham) and their households. More information on the protocols for the Referendum can be found here.
Why did the Referendum not take place sooner?