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The Council of Imams in New Jersey



New Africa



Halal Inspection & Certifying Agency



By-Laws



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Articles of Structure





New Africa is a Vision, A Vision we want to Implement, To Visualize,

A Logic we want to apply, A Life we want to Live”

Imam W. Deen Muhammad (raa)

MISSION STATEMENT


The purpose of the Agency is to ensure that All Muslims businesses comply and conform with the standard and principles of Halal as established in the Qur’an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s).

VISION STATEMENT


The Muslim Community has a religious obligation and responsibility to not only eat Halal, but to provide Halal Foods to our families in conjunction with the Halal Business Industry.

VALUE STATEMENT



The Agency will follow high Business Ethics, and educate the community to be conscious of the psychological benefits of eating Halal.

PREAMBLE



New Africa Halal Certifying Agency will abide by the manner and conditions of slaughtering approved by Imam W. Deen Mohammed (raa), and Akbar Salaam, President.

ARTICLE ONE



1. These By-Laws constitute the Code of Rule adopted by the The Council of Imams in New Jersey and New Africa Halal Inspection & Certifying Agency for the Halal Industry.

ARTICLE TWO



1. The Principle place of business of the Agency is 800 South 15th Street, Newark, NJ 07118.

ARTICLE THREE



1. The Agency is formed for the purpose of ensuring that all Muslim Business are in compliance with Qur’an and  Sunnah regarding Halal.

ARTICLE FOUR



1. The Agency will be governed by the Principles of Qur’an Sunnah, and Tafseers of Imam W.  Deen Mohammed (raa).

ARTICLE FIVE



1. The structure of the Agency will consist of the following officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

ARTICLE SIX



1. Vacancies in the Agency can be filled by any member of the Council of Imams.

ARTICLE SEVEN



1. Meeting of the Agency and held monthly at place and time designated by the Officers.

ARTICLE EIGHT



1. Meeting Agendas will be confirmed by the Officers of the Agency.

ARTICLE NINE



1. Quorum of the Agency must be present and required to make any modifications or execute any transactions.

ARTICLE TEN



1. The Agency is authorized to form committees to implement and execute growth development, and promotion.

ARTICLE ELEVEN



1. The Agency will make monthly reports to the Council of Imams in New Jersey.

ARTICLE TWELVE



1. The Agency will periodically hold classes for Halal Inspection and Certification training.

ARTICLE THIRTEEN



1. The Agency will comply with USDA Standards, but Halal is the highest standard.

ARTICLE FOURTEEN



1. The Agency will follow the Pre-Operational Inspection Form Guidelines.

ARTICLE FIFTEEN



1. The Agency will also follow the Food Safety and Inspection Service Security Guidelines for Food Processors.

ARTICLE SIXTEEN



1. Debt Obligations and Personal Liability of the Agency shall not be the personal responsibility of any Officer of any nature whatsoever.

ARTICLE SEVENTEEN



1. The Agency shall indemnify any Officer against expenses actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection with the defense of any action, suit or proceedings which he is made a party, except in relation to matters as to which he shall be adjudged in such action, suit or proceeding to be liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of duty.

ARTICLE EIGHTEEN



1. The signatures of the Agency Officers and Council of Imams in New Jersey shall have the power to amend By-Laws or adopt new ones consistent with Articles of Incorporation.


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President                                                       Date



_______________________                                    ________________ 

Vice President                                              Date    



_______________________                                     _______________

Secretary                                                        Date                 



_______________________                                      _______________

Treasurer                                                        Date                               

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