The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a Muslim charity, Jalalabad Association, after failure to comply with orders to send their annual accounts for a number of years.
Jalalabad Association has not filed five separate years of accounts going back as far as 2012.
The Commission opened an inquiry on 12 December 2018 to investigate the extent to which the trustees are complying with correct administration, governance and financial management and to investigate whether or not the board of trustees is exercising adequate oversight over the charity’s affairs.
The charity was previously issued an order to provide financial information and change its financial administration procedures after it was included in an inquiry following failure to submit annual accounts for 5 consecutive years.
The new inquiry comes as the trustees failed to comply with this order and submitted accounts for the financial year ending 32 March 2013, 1,735 days late. Information for the years 2012 and 2014 to 2017 is still outstanding.
Jalalabad Association exists to advance Islam in Hereford and Worcester and to promote education, poverty relief and leisure facilities for the community. It has 3 trustees, Azizur Rahman, Ibrahim Ali and Mokttar Ali.
Civil Society News was unable to reach the charity calling the number listed on the Commission’s website.