This page is copied from Article IV of the WVMA constitution.

Article IV – Membership


Section 1

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. 

Section 2

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;

Section 3

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.

Section 4

A member must be at least 18 years old. 

Section 5

A member must be a resident of the cities of:

  • Atherton
  • Campbell
  • Cupertino
  • 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)
  • Saratoga
  • Sunnyvale
  • Woodside

( 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). 

Section 6

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. 

Section 7

The membership year is one Hijri year, from the first of Shawwal to the end of Ramadan of the following year. Membership is renewable. 

Section 8

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. 

Section 9

A person whose membership has been revoked for failure to meet the qualifications stated in Article IV Section 2 and 3 can only be reinstated by testifying to his/her beliefs in front of the Board of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