Report of the Incorporated Trustees
1.      The Incorporated Trustees have pleasure in submitting their annual report together with the audited financial statements for the year ended 31st March 2014.
Principal Activities
  1. The Incorporated Trustees maintain five masajid, respectively, (1) Jamia Masjid, at Shelley Street, Mid-levels, (2) Masjid Ammar & O.R. Sadick Islamic Centre, at Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai, and (3) Chaiwan Masjid, at Cape Collinson, Chai Wan on Hong Kong Island, and (4) Kowloon Masjid & Islamic Centre, at Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, and (5) Stanley Masjid 53 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley Hong Kong. They are assisted by a management committee in the operation of Chaiwan Masjid and Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre, while the management of Masjid Ammar and O.R. Sadick Islamic Centre is entrusted to the Islamic Union of Hong Kong. Jamia Masjid is managed by a committee.
  2. Following the designation of the Jamia Masjid at Shelly Street, Mid-levels as a Grade I Historical Monument by the Antiquities Advisory Board. Phase 1 of the renovation and restoration works funded by the Government was completed in June 2011 while application for Phase 2 of the renovation and restoration work approved by the Government’s Development Bureau was completed in July 2013.
  3. The Incorporated Trustees have also established and operate Madrassahs at each of these masajid and run a Muslim Community Kindergarten, the latter is managed by a School Management Committee. At present there are about 500 students receiving Islamic Education in all the Madrassahs. Every year many students complete reading of Holy Quran (Nazirah) and some students complete the learning of Holy Quran by heart (Hifz).
  4. The Incorporated Trustees also maintain and upkeep two Muslim cemeteries, one is located in Happy Valley and the other is in Chai Wan, for burial of deceased Muslims in Hong Kong.
  5. Apart from the ongoing operation and maintenance of these facilities, one of the major activities undertaken is the slope maintenance work in compliance with the Dangerous Hillside Order at Happy Valley Cemetery, which is now in progress.
  6. Our Kowloon Masjid Dawah Committee organizing Islamic courses for Muslim and non-Muslims. Recently two Intermediate courses have been completed for non-Muslim and certificates with prizes were awarded to participants. This service of conducting Islamic courses will continue on a regular basis.
  7. In addition, all the Mosques especially Kowloon Masjid is a big attraction for the visit of educational institutions in Hong Kong such as universities, colleges, schools and high government officials and the officials from Police Force have visited Kowloon Masjid to understand the basics principles of Islam, its teaching as well as to understand our culture and faith.  Our trained Imams look after them and explained in English and Chinese.
  8. We conduct Halal Inspections and issue Halal Certificates as a service to Muslims in Hong Kong and some parts of China. The Halal Certification is carried out under the strict supervision of our Imams. The BOT Halal logo is approved by the Trade Marks Registry & Intellectual Property Department of The Government of Hong Kong SAR.
  9. We welcome visits from Imams of the two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia and other well-known Islamic scholars and personalities who deliver lectures in our Masajid for the benefit of the Muslim Community of Hong Kong.
  10. The Board of Trustees is maintaining cordial and friendly relations with Government Officials and the Police Department of Hong Kong. Since last many years the Secretary for Home Affairs, Commissioner of Police, President of Legco, Muslim Consul Generals, Officials from China Government Liaison Office are attending our Iftar Dinner Function during the month of Ramadan at Kowloon Masjid and also visiting us on different occasions.
Results
The operating results for the financial year 2013/14 showed an income of $7,345,963.59 and expenditure of $7,601,843.57 leaving a deficit of $255,789.98.

  1. Several essential projects, costing million of dollars were attended by the Trustees in 2013/14.  More is impending with our ageing masajid and cemeteries and the ongoing demand for burial spaces. An urgent appeal is made to all Muslim organizations and individuals for generous support and financial assistance.
Acknowledgements
  1. We gratefully acknowledge the donations from organizations and individuals, in particular from the dividends of Late Allah Ditta’s estate, the Trust Fund of Mrs. and Mr. Y.A. Wahab and the monthly contributions from Amusa Trading Company Limited. May Allah reward them for their generosity.
  2. We are grateful to the many brothers and sisters who helped as volunteers in functions and activities organized in the Masajid and Islamic centers, to our Imams and Quranic teachers, and to our staff and colleagues for their endeavors and dedication in the past year.

On behalf of the Incorporated Trustees of the
Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong