Important Membership Clause in the Bylaws
SECTION 3.2 MEMBERSHIP
A Member shall be defined as one who:
3.2.1 Accepts the aims and objectives of IFN as defined in Article II, and
3.2.2 Meets the membership dues requirements as provided for in Article VIII, and
3.2.3 Is a legal resident of the United States, and verifiably resides within 30 miles of 1751
South O’Plaine Road, Waukegan, Illinois, as set out in the membership procedure of the Membership Committee.
3.2.4 Individuals who had been members of the IFN prior to its opening (July 2004) are exempt from the residency requirement in 3.2.3.
3.2.5 Membership may only be granted to Muslims, as defined in Section 3.1, the Muslim spouses, and the Muslim minor children of Members.
SECTION 3.3 VOTING RIGHTS
Each Member over the age of 18 years shall be entitled to vote on matters submitted to the General Body, provided the Member:
3.3.1 Has been in good standing for one (1) year, and
3.3.2 Has met all membership dues requirements no later than the 31st of March of the given election year.
Complete Bylaws can be found here ---> IFN ByLaws
Become a Member! - Membership Form
Please click on the link at the bottom of this page that say "Become an IFN Member" or fill out the Membership Form and submit it to the office.
When does the membership start and end?
You can become a member or renew your membership at any time during a calendar year. However, the membership goes by the Calendar year (and not by when you pay your membership fees). Therefore the membership starts January 1st and ends on December 31st of the year.
When can I become a member?
You can become a member anytime of the year (Jan-Dec). It is recommended that you become member as early as possible in the year, preferably before March 31st.
Does my donations to the IFN count towards my membership fees?
No, the donation does not count towards the membership fees. If you want all or part of your donations applied towards your membership fees please submit a completed membership form along with your donation.
How are the funds received as membership fees used?
Funds received as membership fees are used directly towards operating expense of the Masjid thereby helping to maintain the house of Allah(swt). This is the biggest benefit of becoming a member.
What are some of the other benefits of becoming a member?
Being a member you make a statement that you belong to this organization and to the community at large. Some of the benefits are as follows:
How many people in family membership can participate in an election?
Family membership allows only two people (member and spouse) to vote, nominate or get nominated for any open position in Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.
I am member of IFN since past so many years, why is my name not on the Voter's List?
As per ByLaws one of the key requirements to be eligible to vote is to renew your membership before March 31st of the election year. So you must be a member in the previous year and renew your membership before March 31st in the election year.