Membership Terms & Rules
ISGH Membership by laws
ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP
All persons are eligible for membership in ISGH. In this Constitution, all references to the male gender (he, him, his, etc.) shall be assumed to mean male or female.
The Society shall have two categories of members:
A. Natural Member
B. Associate Member
Section 3. Natural Member
Every Muslim is a natural member. A natural member hereinafter shall be referred to as a "member".
Section 4. Associate Member
Any non-Muslim who displays interest in Islam and pays membership dues is eligible to become an Associate Member. An Associate Member is not eligible to vote or hold office of ISGH.
Section 5. Eligible Voting Member
Any natural member can become an eligible voting member by fulfilling the eligibility requirements as defined in the Bylaws.
Section 6.General Body and General Assembly
The eligible voting memebrs shall collectively constitute the Gereral Body of ISGH. A meeting of the General Body shall be referred to as the General Assembly.
The annual memebrship dues of ISGH are as explained in the Bylaws.
Each member pledges to abide by the Constitution and Bylaws of ISGH.
ARTICLE I. MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Voting Member
The term voting member shall mean a natural member who fulfills the requirements of Section 2 of this article.
Section 2. Eligibility for voting
The following requirements shall be satisfied before a natural member may be eligible to vote in any general assembly or election of ISGH officials:
A. The natural member has filed an Application for membership and has been approved for eligible voting membership by the BOARD, and
B. has satisfied one of the following:
(i). have participated regularly in at least one of four of the following regularly scheduled programs at any of the ISGH centers or mosques.
- ISGH children school program or adult educational program
- Funeral arrangement
- Quranic study
- Al-Dawah activity
(ii). have financially contributed a fair share (at least 1%) of their annual income.
(iii). have volunteered their time in other approved organizational activities of the Society not included in 2B (i) above.
C. has paid his own annual dues for the current year on or before June 30. The annual dues of a member may not be paid by another person unless the other person is related to the member by blood or marriage, and
D. has attained the age of 15 years.
Section 3. Annual Dues and Joint Membership with ISNA
A. The annual membership dues shall be on a calendar year basis (January 1 through December 31) and are payable in accordance with a schedule to be established annually by the BOARD, provided that the dues shall not be less than the amount shown below:
Family - $50.00 (Family Membership is defined as Primary member, Spouse, dependent children under the age of 21 years by June 30 of the current year, and parents of spouses living in same residence)
Single - $30.00
Student - $15.00
The BOARD may also establish a multi-year dues schedule that offers discounts to members who pay membership dues in advance for future years. The multi-year dues schedule may not discount the regular membership dues by more than twenty five percent (25 %).
The dues shall not be refundable.
Through an agreement with the Islamic Society of North America, Inc. (ISNA), a member paying annual membership dues to ISGH also becomes a member of ISNA. A portion of the membership dues paid to ISGH will be remitted to ISNA for its membership. The portion of membership dues to be paid to ISNA will be established annually by the BOARD.
B. Any member of whatever classification whose annual dues have not been received by June 30 shall be automatically suspended from membership, and will not be eligible to vote.
Membership dues may only be submitted in the following forms: ISGH online payment services, personal check, and personal credit card. Non-acceptable forms of payment are cash, money orders, pre-paid credit cards and gift cards.
Section 4. Life Membership
A voting member can attain Life Membership by making a one-time contribution of at least U.S $1,000 towards membership.