Whereas we, the Muslims of the San Francisco Bay area, recognize Islam as a total way of life and have pledged to endeavor practicing it as such, we do hereby adopt and give to ourselves this constitution which is formulated in accordance with Quran and Sunnah, and pledge to abide by its provisions, Insha’Allah.
ARTICLE II AIMS AND PURPOSES
The aims and purposes of the Association shall be to advance the cause of Islam and serve Muslims in the San Francisco Bay area so as to enable them to adopt Islam as a complete way of life.
ARTICLE III AFFILIATION
The Association shall be affiliated with the Muslim Community Association of United States and Canada, an organization of the Islamic Society of North America. This affiliation shall be in accordance with Article III of the constitution of the Muslim Community Association of United States and Canada as shown in Annexure I.
ARTICLE IV MEMBERSHIP
An applicant a 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, and Bahais shall not be members of the Association.
You cannot get anymore pro-Sharia than that, and if Sharia is not banned, it will eventually destroy America as know it from within.
Hat tip to Dawn.
Santa Clara: Mosque’s 64-foot minaret OK’d by planning commission
By Lisa Fernandez
Santa Clara planning commissioners Wednesday night approved the design of a nearly 64-foot minaret to be built alongside the Bay Area’s largest mosque — a decision that coincidentally occurred on the second night of Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month of fasting.
The city’s architectural review board had earlier approved the design, but a businessman with an office near the mosque appealed the decision to the commission. Commissioners unanimously rejected the appeal.
“We’re very, very happy,” said Mohammed Sarodi, chair of the board of trustees for the Muslim Community Association on Scott Boulevard. Sarodi said the minaret, along with a larger construction project to enhance and enlarge the mosque’s entrance, could be completed in about nine months. The commission decision can be appealed to the city council within the next week.
A minaret is a tower, where in some places, a religious leader calls the village to prayer. Mosque leaders say the minaret will not be used for that purpose in Silicon Valley; rather, it will be an architectural symbol of the Islamic faith.
Thomas Scott, president of Cambridge Management Company across the street, was the only person to file a formal request to deny the minaret’s construction. His main complaint was that the minaret would be an “architectural curiosity” and set an “unusual precedent,” as he stated in a letter to the city. In a letter sent to the Mercury News this week, Scott stated his problems with the mosque included the jammed parking lots at the popular house of worship, and that construction on the mosque appeared to be “piecemeal.”
His main opposition, he said, is that adding these types of structures in a light industrial area lowers the property value for the rest of the surrounding businesses.
A few others at Wednesday’s meeting also opposed the minaret. One person railed against “Islamic domination” and “Muslims taking over America.”
Talk about being asleep at the wheel…