This page is copied from Article IV of the WVMA constitution.
Article IV – Membership
The membership of the Association shall consist of members who wish to abide by this constitution and satisfy the membership requirements specified in Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of this Article.
An applicant or renewing member shall testify in the basic beliefs of Islamic faith specifically:
1. Belief in Allah (SWT);
2. Belief in Muhammad (PBUH) as the last of the prophets;
3. Belief in the Books of Allah (SWT);
4. Belief in the angels;
5. Belief in the Day of Judgment;
6. Belief in Kadaa and Qudr;
A person who belongs to a group, which has deviated from the specified Islamic beliefs such as Quadianis, Druze, Bahais, Ahmadiyyehs, and Ismailis shall not be members of the Association.
A member must be at least 18 years old.
A member must be a resident of the cities of:
- Los Altos
- Los Altos Hills
- Los Gatos
- Menlo Park
- Monte Sereno,
- Mountain View
- Palo Alto
- Portola Valley
- West San Jose (west of Highway 87 and south of El Camino Real / The Alameda)
- Santa Clara (South of El Camino Real / The Alameda)
( ZIP CODES: 94022, 94035, 94039, 94040, 94043, 94301, 94302, 94303, 94304, 94305, 94306, 94309, 94027, 94025, 94026, 94027,
94028, 94029, 94061, 94062, 94028, 95051(P), 95050(P), 95053, 95128, 95126(P), 95125(P), 95124, 95118, 95136(P), 95120(P), 95123(P) – P denotes partial zip code).
An applicant or a renewing member must pay the membership dues set by the Board of Directors to become or to continue being a member.
The membership year is one Hijri year, from the first of Shawwal to the end of Ramadan of the following year. Membership is renewable.
Withdrawal from membership may be voluntary or may be decreed by a majority vote of the Board of Directors for failure to continue to meet the qualifications stated in Article IV Sections 2, 3, 5, and 6.
A person whose membership has been revoked for failure to meet the qualifications stated in Article IV Section 2 and 3 can only be reinstated by testifying to his/her beliefs in front of the Board of Directors. A person whose membership has been terminated for failure to meet the qualifications stated in Article IV Sections 5 and 6 can be reinstated by applying for membership and paying the required dues