Br. Iltaf Sahib elected as the New President of BcMa
November 12th-2017 – The British Columbia Muslim Association elected Iltaf Sahib as the new incoming president. This year’s election were delayed by two weeks due to some technical interpretations of the BCMA constitution. A resolution was passed by the General Council to allow the election committee to seek legal advice before proceeding with the new elections. Once the advice was obtained from the lawyers, the elections were conducted without much delay. The elected directors from all the branches of BCMA convene for a general council meeting where nominations are taken from the elected officials before voting for a candidate. After the Elections the BCMA Election Committee stated, “Br. Iltaf Sahib has been elected as the President of the B.C. Muslim Association for 2017 – 2019 term by the elected directors (men/ women) of the branches and chapters of the Association.” BCMA presidents serve a two-year term for a maximum of two terms.
Iltaf Sahib has served as a chairperson for the BCMA Surrey East Branch for the last four years. His succession to the President role was much expected.
Nadeem Shah – the incoming Chairperson of Masjid Rahmah Congratulated Iltaf and stated, with “Iltaf Sahib moving up to take the responsibility for the association, the responsibility have now shifted to me as the new chairman of Masjid Rahmah, I ask you brothers to support me as you have supported brother ILTAF Sahib.” Br Iltaf accepted the role graciously and said, “Situations unfolded at the meeting and now we are at this point. May Allah guide me and help brother Nadeem Shah to run this masjid even better. Nadeem and the new (old) board is totally capable and professional. My support is 100% behind Br. Nadeem Shah, Shoaib Rauf and the rest of the Team.” The chair of the BCMA Board of Trust welcomed the decision and said, “On behalf of the Board of Trust Affairs, I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate Br Iltaf Sahib on his new role as the President Elect of the B.C. Muslim Association. I am sure you are enthused with this election result and we are all hopeful that in your new role you will do everything to unite the community for the sake of the Ummah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu alaihe wasalam. The Board of Trust Affairs looks forward to working with you in unity and diversity. Once again our sincere congratulations.” From all of our readership and the management of Miracle Media we Congratulate Br Iltaf and Pray that Almighty Allah help him and Guide him to lead the Association in the best interest of the Membership and Muslims of British Columbia. May Allah (S.W.T) give him the strength to fulfil his mandate to the best of his ability in the service
of the Muslim community of British Columbia.