UK Charity Muslim Aid To Get New Trustees Following Years Of Regulatory Problems

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A UK Islamic news website is reporting that the Muslim Aid charity is undergoing a series of structural and leadership changes following a 2013 inquiry by charity regulators and other regulatory pressure. According to the report:

March 29, 2017 Muslim Aid will appoint new trustees, become a charitable incorporated organisation, and put a new constitution in place to resolve issues being investigated by the Charity Commission.

The Charity Commission opened a statutory inquiry into the charity in 2013 and appointed an interim manager, Jehangir Malik, last October.

TPP Recruitment has now been appointed to find six new trustees, including a chair and treasurer.

Jehangir Malik became Muslim Aid chief executive last September. He was previously chief executive at Islamic Relief for over 20 years.

In October Michael King of Stone King was appointed as interim manager to review the governance infrastructure, as well as the financial controls in relation to its domestic and international operations.

The Charity Commission opened an inquiry in 2013 after the charity notified the regulator of non-compliance with some operational aspects in two field offices.

The website of the UK-based Muslim Charities Forum (MCF) identifies Muslim Aid as one of its members. In January 2015, the GMBDW reported that the UK Communities Secretary had stripped state funding from the MCF, an umbrella group for UK Islamic charity some including Muslim Aid known to have been part of the Hamas fund-rasing network known as the Union of Good (UOG). Our report noted that the action was taken following a UK media article from September 2014 that identified a report authored by the GMBDW editor as its source for the information on the Union Of Good and the MCF.

 

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