To establish and maintain facilities to practice Islam in accordance with the Quran and the Sunnah – as defined by the Ahl-el-Sunnah wa Jamah
To promote a family friendly environment where-
the facilities are inviting and safe for the young and the infirm
Muslims of all ages and diverse cultural, national and linguistic origins can interact and develop lasting relationships
men and women feel comfortable retreating to the sanctuary of the Masjid for worship
To develop and support religious, social, counseling, civic, charitable, literary, athletic, scientific, research and other activities and services pertaining to the realization of Islam as a complete way of life.
To establish educational programs including-
informal as well as formal programs addressing Islamic religious subjects
programs specifically for the youth, their spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical development
programs specifically for women, their spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical development
programs specifically for educating and supporting new Muslims
To collaborate with other Masajid and religious organizations.
To support the establishment of scholar(s) with exceptional education in Islamic Studies and familiarity with Western Society and capability of adjudicating on unique and unprecedented conditions and situations.
To receive, hold, invest, and disburse monies and properties or the income thereof, which may be vested in or entrusted to the care of ECIC whether by donations, gift grant, bequest, devise, or otherwise for the furtherance of the aims and objectives of ECIC.
To conform to the laws of Cobb County , the State of Georgia and the United States of America .
Nature & Affiliation
ECIC* is formed and operating upon the articles, conditions and provisions relative to non-stock not-for-profit corporations that are contained in the general laws of the State of Georgia and accordance with U.S. laws. ECIC is organized and shall be operated exclusively for religious, educational, and charitable purposes within the meaning of sections 170(c)(2)(B), 501(c)(3), 2055(A)(2), 2106 or 2522(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code. No part of the net earnings or assets of ECIC shall insure to the benefit of, or be distributable to the members, Trustees, Officers, other private individuals, or organizations organized and operating for profit (except that ECIC shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for or make payments and distribution in furtherance of the purposes as hereinabove stated).
ECIC shall not participate or intervene in (including publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provisions herein, ECIC shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on:
(a) By an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of such Code and/or
(b) By an organization, contributions to which are deductible under Sections 170(c)(2), 2055(A)(2), 2106 or 2522(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
ECIC is a completely independent corporation under the laws of the State of Georgia and has no fiduciary relationship or otherwise with any other Organization, and shall continue to operate under its own Constitution and By-Laws.
*’ECIC’ and ‘East Cobb Islamic Center’ are DBA for CCIC, inc. registered with the State of Georgia as a not-for-profit entity.