Functions. Powers and Duties of Mukhis and Kamadias of Ismaili Jamatkhannas
55.1 Except if otherwise directed by Mawlana Hazar Imam, the functions, powers and duties of the Mukhi and Kamadia of a Jamatkhana shall be as follows:
(a) to perform or arrange for the due performance of Taricah practices;
(b) to register or arrange for the registration of birds, engagements, marriazes. divorces and deaths
c maintain order, decorum, dignity, solemnity and discipline in the Jamatkhana and at other assemblies, gatherings and functions at which they officiate;
d to cultivate peace and harmony amongst members of the Jamat and to bring to the immediate attention of the concerned Council any situation, incident, or problem (whether within or outside the Jamat) which is likely to impact or affect the peace and tranquillity of the Jamat and to act in accordance with the directives of the Council in relation thereto;
e to assist the Councils and the Tariqah and Religious Education Boards in discharging their respective aims, objects and programmes; and
f to do all acts and things necessary for the purposes aforesaid
57. Term of Office
57.1 The Mukhis and Kamadias of Jamatkhanas and Majalis shall hold office during the pleasure of Mawlana Hazar Imam.
57.2 A retiring Mukhis and Kamadias of Jamatkhanas and Majalis shall continue in office until new Mukhis and Kamadias are appointed in their place.
The retiring Mukhi and Kamadia of a Jamatkhana shall hand over charge to their successors immediately after the new appointments are announced in that Jamatkhana.
57.4 Tne retiring Mukhi and Kamadia of a Majlis in respect of a Jamatkhana shall hand over charge to their successors immediately after the new appointments are announced in that Majlis.
58. Vacation of Office
58.A - A Mukhi or a Kamadia of a Jamatkhana or of a Majlis in respect of a Jamatkhana shall be deemed to have vacated his office in any of the following events:
(a) if his resignation in writing is submitted to Mawlana Hazar Imam;
(b) if his term of office, has expired or is terminated by Mawkna Hazar Imam;
(c) if any other person is appointed in his place;
(d) if he is certified or otherwise adjudged to be of unsound mod or insane;
(e) if he is adjudged or otherwise declared a bankrupt;
(f) if he is convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment or convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude:
(g) if he is unable to perform the duties of his office by reason of having permanently ceased to reside in the area in which he holds the office of Mukhi or Kamadia
59.3 Except in an emergency, the Mukhi and Kamadia of a Jamatkhaaa shall not be simultaneously absent for a continuous period of more than forty-eight hours, in which case they shall forthwith advise tie President of the relevant Council and the Chairman of the relevant Tariqah and Religious Education Board thereof.
59.4 In the case of: a b
the absence of a Mukhi or a Kamadia under Regulations 59.1, 59.2 or 59.3 exceeding such period as is specified in colunn (2) of the tabulation below in any period of twelve months; or
a vacancy in the office of a Mukhi or Kamadia occurring n midterm;
A report thereof shall forthwith be made by the relevant Tariqah and Religious Education Board to the authority mentioned in column (3) of the said tabulation which shall submit to Mawlana Hazar Imam
Mukhi or Kamadia
of a Jamatkhana
Period of Absence
Thirty consecutive days or the period covered by three consecutive occasions on which the Majlis is held, whichever is longer
Chairman of the relevant Tariqah and Religious Education Board
Link to constitution & rules - 1998
Any Farman can change the constitution (and a later Farman supersedes an earlier Farman)
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:28 am Post subject: Aga Khan on the role of Mukhis and Kamadias
H H The Aga Khan confirmed the following in a Farman (Directive). Under the constitution, Farmans are complimentary and a later Farman supersedes an earlier Farman and the constitution. The constitution must be read with Farmans which must be freely given to all Ismaili Muslims (Constitution)
"I have made Farmans about unity in the Jamat, and I would like My Mukhis and Kamadias to ensure, to do everything possible, that there be unity in My Jamat. I have made Farmans about cooperation - cooperation between local institutions and central institutions. I would like My Mukhis and Kamadias to do everything possible to see that up-country institutions ( religious and material) coordinate their work properly with the central institutions. "
"Always remember whose needs are being fulfilled. Are they yours or are they the persons you are trying to help...and for me the most important word is accountability. We must be accountable at all times to the organisations we serve and to the people we serve."
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