Become a Member
Section 5.01 - Qualifications
Membership of SALAM shall be a privilege and open to all Muslims who are 18 years or older, have not been convicted of a felony or of a criminal offense involving moral turpitude, and who endorse the general principles of SALAM. Acceptance of membership shall constitute the member’s agreement to strictly abide by and support the purpose, mission, principles, by-laws, and the Articles of Incorporation of SALAM.
Section 5.02 - Procedure
The following steps must be taken for a qualified person to meet the requirements for membership in SALAM ,
a. Submitting a membership application form to the Membership Committee.
b. Recommendation by two active members.
c. Favorable recommendation by the membership committee.
d. Approval by the Board.
e. Payment of membership dues as per current SALAM policies.
Section 5.03 - Types of Membership
Those Muslims who have passed the above process (5.02) become Associate Members for a period of one year. During this period Associate Members may serve on committees, but are not eligible to vote or hold an office.
Those Associate members who have fulfilled their membership obligations and have served for one year, are eligible to become active members An Active Member shall have a vote in the General Membership meetings. Periodic review of the Active Membership list shall be made by the Board to determine the voting membership.
Honorary membership is recognition of the services of individuals who have contributed generously to the welfare of Islam, or persons who have performed an outstanding service to the progress of SALAM. Such an individual, who may or may not be a Muslim, shall be recommended by an Active Member for approval by the Board. Honorary Members may serve on committees, but are not eligible to vote. Honorary Members are not required to pay annual fees.
Any member who does not pay the dues assessed upon him/her within three (3) months of the notice of assessment shall have his membership privileges suspended. Any member who fails to pay his/her dues for a period of one year from the date of the renewal notice shall cease to be a member. Membership privileges, however, shall be reinstated upon paying the dues and the assessments.
Section 5.04 - Withdrawal
Any member may withdraw his membership in SALAM by delivering to the Secretary in person or by mail (addressed to the Secretary at SALAM's principal office) a written request to withdraw. The withdrawal becomes effective on receipt of the request by the Secretary.
Section 5.05 - Termination
A membership may be automatically terminated by the Board if membership dues or assessments, or any part thereof, remain unpaid without proper justification after the expiration of the time of payment thereof prescribed pursuant to or by these by-laws. This automatic termination is final; however, such terminated member may apply for new membership.
Any member who has been convicted of a felony or of a criminal offense involving moral turpitude shall be subject to admonishment, censure, suspension or expulsion from SALAM by Board action which is final.
Section 5.06 - Censure
Actions by any member that are deemed contrary to the general interest of Islam or of the purpose, mission, principles, By-laws and the Articles of Incorporation, and the welfare of SALAM will be a cause for suspension of one or more of the member's privileges. A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Trustees is necessary for such action. The member shall be notified in writing and he/she will have the right to appeal such a decision to the Board. If the Board upholds its decision, the member may appeal the decision and ask for a vote by the general membership in a meeting called on the petition of twenty-five percent of the current voting members as set out in Article 6. Member shall be reinstated if majority of the members present at the membership meeting overturns the BOT decision.