On Dec 9, 2019, Imam Wahy-ud Deen Shareef (Imam Masjid Waarith Ud Deen and Convener of the Council of Imams In NJ) joined Farhana Khera of Muslim Advocates and other American Muslim community leaders in a meeting today with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi where they discussed anti-Muslim bigotry, the Muslim Ban, the NO BAN Act and more.
Imam Shareef presented her with the following books:
2. After Difficulty. Insights of W. Deen Mohammed by Ronald B. Shaheed
3. Lost Found: the African American's journey to Al-Islam by Shareef Nasir
The Council of Imams In New Jersey (CIINJ) and City National Bank (CNB), an African-American owned Community Bank headquartered in Newark, NJ signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding Agreement forming a Partnership which establishes New Africa Community Service Accounts for individual members and an Economic Development Fund for community development programs, projects and initiatives.
For more background information about this historic agreement, click here:
Five Year Strategic Plan
Towards Sustain Community Development
The Council of Imams in New Jersey (CIINJ) is an assembly of Imam representing the Islamic Community supporting the legacy of leadership of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed (RA).
The CIINJ is formed to conduct Mutual Consultation for the purpose of addressing the current and future circumstances impacting the lives of those whom they represent. The CIINJ serves to shape and implement actions that provide continuous improvement of the Muslim Community while simultaneously establishing a safe, whole and balanced society on the foundation of faith in G-d and human excellence.
The areas of Council focus and representation are as follows:
In keeping with this focus the CIINJ would like to take this opportunity to outline our proposed “Five Year Strategic Plan Towards Sustain Community Development” (Plan). The Plan goals and objectives are as follows:
Family Life & Well Being:
a. Matrimonial – Develop and maintain a website dedicated to preserving the sacred family life connections among the members of our Association.
Business & Economic Development:
a. W.D.M. HAF Civic Association – To begin discussions with the membership of our Association and present a plan that offers general in the “League of the Honest”, that would have as it primary aim, goal and objective, the protection and establishment of justice (Political and Economic) in our Association as well as other tangible benefits including a death benefit as part of your membership.
b. Call Center
Creating a training facility for fund raising, business telemarketing initiatives, accounts receivable and collections.
Education & Technology:
a. Masjid Websites
Each Masjid will have an independent website that will be accessible via hype link from the CINJ website.
Opportunity for the Counsel of Imams of New Jersey to disseminate news keeping the local Islamic Community up to date on events and issues. Issued monthly.
a. Security Proposal - The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding to organizations, as described under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, at high risk of terrorist attacks and located within designated areas of New Jersey.
Eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations must utilize funding for the purchase and installation of security equipment on property owned or leased by the nonprofit organization. Equipment is limited to select items contained within categories 14 and 15 on FEMA's Authorized Equipment List; they include CCTV, card access readers, blast film, lighting, fencing, and bollards.
As a condition of accepted funds, the nonprofit organization must complete the Environmental and Historical Preservation Screening Form, which the federal government requires.
b. Suggestion Box
a. Office of Islamic Affairs
Office space to receive dignitaries, Political and Religious leaders.
a. Communications Coordinator