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Message from the President

16 Jul 2017


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EC for SIIJLA 2016-2018

President: Mujahid Chandoo
Vice President: Jamil Jaffer
Secretary: Nazneen Nathani-Mirza
Treasurer: Hasnain Haji
Councilor: Zeeshan Raza
Councilor: Shamim Bata

Message from the President

“And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful.” Qur'an (3:104)
Dear *|FNAME|*, 

Salaamun Alaikum

I write to inform you of some changes in NASIMCO’s leadership that relate to the events that transpired last week.

On July 12, NASIMCO invited leaders of its member communities to participate in a conference call. I attended. During the call, we were informed that the Secretary General and Treasurer of NASIMCO have resigned from their positions. This morning, I was informed that the President and Vice President of NASIMCO have also resigned from their positions. As a result, the current NASIMCO Executive Council is dissolved and an election to elect a new Executive Council will follow. I assure you that SIIJLA’s Executive Committee is working with the organization and other community leaders to address issues that may potentially affect us.

In the interim (and always), please carefully assess any information you receive and the credibility of your sources. There are a number of unverified news stories, social media posts, and petitions circulating through the internet and various messaging services. Please do not share any information unless you are certain it is factual. In a similar vein, please only sign documents, petitions, etc. if you are able to verify the drafter or organizer. Although we have an obligation to promote good, it is equally imperative that we maintain unity, foster meaningful conversation, and maintain an inclusive, respectful, and accepting environment. I know this goes without saying, but hate speech or incitement of any kind will not be tolerated. It is illegal and goes against all of our religious teachings.

If you have any questions about the contents of this message or if you receive any press inquiries, please direct them to me at
Again, I assure you that your Executive Committee is taking this matter very seriously. As we receive relevant updates, we will inform you accordingly.

With du’as,
Mujahid Chandoo

NASIMCO is an umbrella organization for the followers of the Shia faith in North America. Its mission is to provide a common structure and framework to meet the religious, cultural and social needs of the Shia within its area of operation.
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