Shibir generally adhere to the basic document of the organization known as The Constituion. From time to time, some amendments were made in the constitution of Shibir. The full text of the Constitution of Shibir is reproduced below.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
WHEREAS WE FIRMLY BELIEVE-
THAT the creation, continued existence, sustenance, evolution and development of the universe owes to Allah alone. Who Possesses absolute wisdom and sagacity and whose sovereign will reigns supreme over every atom of the heavens and the earth. Who holds the key to all the resources of sustenance, controls the reins of life and death and is the fountain-head of all power and strength.
THAT human life is not confined to this world, rather through death man will enter the realm of eternal life wherein he will be repaired to render an account of every moment and every act of his earthly life to the almighty. One can achieve true success in the hereafter only if one moulds his life in its entirety in full conformity to the code of life prescribed by Allah (SWT).
THAT Allah has sent His messengers (peace be upon them) to this world with perfect knowledge for the guidance of mankind in all ages. The code of life bestowed by Allah (SWT) and embodied by the Prophet (peace be upon him) is the Siratul Mustaqeen the easiest and perfect way of life and that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon) is the last Prophet and Mesenger of Allah and that the Quran, the Book revealed to him, and his life-example shall continue to radiate guidance to mankind until the Yaumul Qiamah,
THAT the salvation and success of man lie in accepting the dictates of Islam in its totality. That whenever human civilization, culture and social order was founded on any principles other than Islam, man courted his doom. The root cause of all the unrest prevailing in the present day lies in the indifference of men to the divine guidance, and the only means to remove this misery is that man kind live in accordance with the Islamic way of life.
In view of the above, we, the students devoted to bring about an Islamic revolution, rally round an organization and hereby resolve –
THAT the motto of our life shall be to obey Allah and follow the footsteps of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). We shall renounce all forms of obedience, worship and servitude and shall devote ourselves exclusively to obeying, worshipping and serving Allah (SWT). We shall reject all ideologies and ways of life and follow the life and footsteps of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). This obedience and allegiance shall not be confined to a single section of our life, rather shall extend to all walks of our life,
THAT we shall illuminate our life with the light of Islam and shall call human beings to obey Allah (SWT) and worship Him alone and to follow the footsteps of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Our struggle and endeavors shall be to keep Allah's (SWT) order supreme and the ideology shown by the Prophet (peace be upon him) established on the earth in the truest sense of the term and the human beings can build up their entire life on the basis of Islam.
THAT as a prelude to the global Islamic revolution, we do hereby resolve to lend all our energies to implement Islamic ideology in Bangladesh first.
Article-1: The name of this organization shall be Bangladesh Islami Chhatrashibir.
Aims And Objects
Article-2 : The aims and objects of this organization shall be to seek the pleasure of Allah (SWT) by molding entire human life in accordance with the code bestowed by Allah (SWT) and exemplified by His Messenger (peace be upon them).
Article-3: The programme of this organization shall be as follows:-
(1) To convey the message of Islam to the students and to inspire them to acquire Islamic knowledge and to arouse in them the sense of responsibility to practice Islam in full.
(2) To organize the students within the fold of this organization who are prepared to take part in the struggle for establishing Islamic way of life.
(3) To take appropriate steps to impart Islamic knowledge to make them men of character, capable to brave the challenges of Jahilyah and thus to prove the superiority of Islam.
(4) To struggle for changing the existing system of education on the basis of Islamic values for building up ideal citizens and to provide leadership to the students in solving their genuine problems.
(5) To strive to bring about Islamic social reformation for freeing humanity from all forms of economic exploitation, political oppression and cultural servitude.
Article-4 : Any student shall be entitled to the membership of this organization provided he accepts the aims and objects of this organization as the aims and objects his own life, is at one with the programme and modus operandi of this organization, actively takes part in the struggle for implementing the same, fully abides by the constitution of this organization, duly observes the obligatory ibadah enjoined by Islam, refrains from committing major sins and is not associated with any organization having conflicting principles and methods with those of this organization.
Article-5 : Any worker desiring membership shall collect a prescribed from the Central President, duly fill in and submit the same to the Central President in the manner approved by the executive council and the Central President shall grant it and shall arrange for his oath. If the Central President does not grant him membership, he shall be liable to explain the reason to the executive council.
Article-6 : Membership shall be terminated through a process prescribed by the executive council if a member fully or partially violates the terms and conditions laid by the constitution in article no. 4 or violates the oath of membership or shows reluctance and disregard to this organization by words or deeds for a long time, despite efforts for his rectification.
Article-7 : If any member wants to resign, he shall have to submit his resignation to the Central President. His membership shall be suspended as soon as the Central President receives it and his membership shall come to an end immediately after the Central President accepts it.
Article-8 : Membership shall automatically come to an end two months after the publication of the result of the examination at the close of one's student life.
Article-9 : If any student subscribes to the aims and objects of this organization, consciously agrees to the programmes and techniques of work of this organization, observes the duties of Islam and pledges to extend his full cooperation to the organization, shall be entitled to its associateship.
Article-10 : Any student desiring associate ship shall fill in the application form specified by the central organization and submit it to the Central President or his local representative and the Central President or his local representative shall approve it.
Article-11 : If any associate fully or partially violates the preconditions mentioned in article no. 9 of this constitution, the Central President or his local representative shall terminate his associate ship.
The Central Body
The Central President
Article-14 : If, for any reason, the office of the Central President permanently falls vacant, the executive council shall temporarily elect Central President from amongst the executive council members and shall immediately arrange for election to the office of the Central President for the rest of the session. If the Central President is bound to take temporary leave he shall, in consultation with the executive council, appoint one Acting President from amongst the executive council members for a period of three months.
Article-15 : The Central President or the Acting President, elected or appointed, shall take the oath of office as per the appendix of this constitution in the members conference or in the session of the executive council before he takes the charge.
Article-16 : The main duty and responsibility of the Central President shall be to achieve the aims and objects of this organization, to administer and materialize the programmes and to establish and maintain the highest form of discipline in the organization.
Article-17 : The Central President shall generally function in accordance with the advice of the executive council. But he shall not be subjected to this provision in case of his day to day affairs and in sucn cases on which there is no decision of the executive council but he deems it necessary to take emergency decision and temporary steps.
Article-18 : The Central President directly or through his representatives shall exercise powers vested in him in different articles of this constitution.
The Executive Council
Article-19 : The executive council shall be formed for a period of one year, in the following manner –
- Representatives directly elected by the members in a ratio of one for one hundred & ten; and one for the remaining fraction.
- If the Central President deems it necessary, he may nominate, in consultation with the executive council members, not numbering more than one third of the elected members.
- If the Central President deems it necessary, he may nominate in consultation with the executive council, members numbering not more than two, from amongst the ex-members of the executive council.
- The Central President shall be the chairman and the secretary general shcHI be the exofficio member of the executive council.
Article-20 : The Central President shall administer the oath of office of the members of the executive council.
Article-21 : If any seat of the elected members of the executive council falls vacant, the vacancy shall be filled up within a period of three months.
Article-22 : The collective and individual duties and responsibilities of the members of the executive council shall be:-
- To take care of themselves.
- To keep a watch on the Central President.
- To see into the practice of Islamic principles in the organization.
- To supervise and observe the implementation of the programmes of the organization
- To supervise the pursuit of the constitution.
- To remove flaws, if found any, from the organization.
- To chalk out the basic plans of the activities of the organization.
- To advise the Central President.
- To express own views without any hesitation.
- To regularly attend the sessions of the executive council or send opinions.
Article-23 : There shall be two general sessions of the executive council in a year. If the Central President deems it necessary or one fifth of the total members of the executive council or one tenth of the total members of the organization demands in writing, a session of the executive council must be convened. The executive council shall be summoned within a period of one month from the date of requisition.
Article-24 : One third of the total members of the executive council shall form the quorum of the meeting. No quorum shall be necessary for the adjourned session, if a session has to be adjourned for a shortage of quorum. Each and every decision of the executive council shall be taken on the basis of the opinions of the majority of the members present.
Article-25 : In case of a difference of opinion between the Central President and the executive council and if one cannot accept the opinion of the other, the decision of the majority of the members of the organization shall be conclusive.
Article-26 : The Central President, in consultation with the executive council, shall form a secretariat with a secretary general and as many departmental secretaries as required. The Central President may, in consultation with the executive council, partially or fully reshuffle the secretariat, if he deems it necessary.
Article-27 : The duties and responsibilities of the secretary general shall include the execution of the departmental work of the secretariat and his duties and responsibilities shall include keeping an eye on the lower tiers and workers of the organization and keeping the Central President informed of all affairs.
Article-28 : The duties and responsibilities of the secretariat is to cooperate and assist the Central President in discharging his function. The secretariat shall remain accountable to the Central President.
Other Tiers of the Organization
Article-29 : The Central President may, in consultation with the executive council, evolve other tiers and determine the administrative system of the organization according to necessity and circumstances.
Article-30 : A member unit shall consist of more than two members. The president of a member unit shall be elected by direct votes of the members for a period of one year. Under unavoidable circumstances, on the direction of the Central President, the members may elect the president of the member unit, at any time of the year.
Article-31 : The duty and responsibility of a member unit is to materialize the programme of the organization in the light of the central plan and to actualize the directives of the Central President.
Article-32 : An associate unit shall consist of more than two associates, where there is no member unit, on approval of the Central President. The president of an associate unit shall be elected by direct votes or the associates for a period of one year.
Article-33 : An election commission shall conduct the election of the central president. The central president shall constitute the election commission consisting a chief election commissioner and two assistant election commissioner in consultation with the executive council. The executive council shall determine the election procedure of all tiers of the organization.
Article-34 : While electing the President or a member of the executive council or any responsible person of this organization, a person's adherence to the dictates of Allah (SWT) and His prophet (peace be upon him), taqwa, proper understanding of the ideology, organizational wisdom, capability of ensuring discipline, mental equilibrium, innovative and analytical ability, steadfastness, determination, trustworthiness and greedless ness to the post must be kept in view.
Article-35 : No canvassing shall be allowed in any election. Grouping and group activities shall not be permissible in support of or against a person. To seek advice shall not be deemed to fall under the definition of canvassing. The person securing highest number of votes shall be declared elected. "
Article-36 : There shall be a Baitul Maal at every tier of the organization. The contribution of the workers and well- wishers, the sales proceeds of the publication of the organization and Zakat shall be the sources of income of the Baitul Maal.
Article-37 : The respective president shall spend the money of Baitul Mqal for the materialization of the programme of the organization and for other organizational activities.
Article-38 : Zakat could be collected only on prior permission of the Central President and an account of the Zakat money shall be maintained separately. This money shall only be spent under the specific heads prescribed by the Shariah.
Article-39 : The lower tiers shall regularly remit a fixed amount of money to the higher Baitul Maal.
Article-40 : The Central President shall remain responsible to the central executive council in respect to the income and expenditure of the Baitul Maal and he shall supervise and control the Baitul Maal of the lower tiers. The Central President shall constitute an audit committee in consultation with the executive council. The audit committee shall audit the Central and Branch Baitul Maal once in a year. The audit report shall be presented in the executive council meeting.
Article-41 : The Central President may be removed from his office if he intentionally violates any clear injunctions of Shariah or if his conduct is likely to cause serious harm to the organization.
Article-42 : If the majority of the members of the executive council passes a no confidence motion against the Central President, the whole affair is to be presented before the members of the organization within one month. The Central President shall cease to hold office if the majority of the members votes in favor of the no confidence motion. The executive council shall be dissolved and a new election shall take place if the majority of the members of the organization votes against the no confidence motion.
Article-43 : If a no confidence motion against the Central President is to be moved from amongst the members, it should be delivered to the executive council in writing with documents, signed by one tenth of the members. Hereafter, the motion is to be put to a session of the executive council convened within one month. If the majority of the members of the executive council passes the no confidence motion against the Central President, the whole affair is to be presented before the members. The Central President shall vacate his office if the majority of the members votes in favor of the no confidence motion. The executive council shall be dissolved and a new election shall take place if the majority of the members votes against the no confidence motion.
Article-44 : The Central President shall take the opinion of the members of the organization if he deems it necessary to alternate the executive council of any elected member of the executive council, if the majority of the members passes their verdict in favor of his opinion then the executive council or the aforesaid elected member of the executive council shall be dismissed. But the Central President shall have to submit his resignation letter in a session of the executive council, summoned within one month, if the majority of the members oppose his opinion as regards the collective dismissal of the executive council.
Article-45 : A member of the executive council shall lose membership when he ceases to remain a member of 1 organization or remains absent in two successive sessions of executive council without acceptable ground or resigns membership from the executive council and the Central President accepts it or if the majority of the members who elected F expresses 'no1 confidence against him or in case of being nominated member, he lose the confidence of the Cent President.
Article-46 : The Central President may, if he deem* necessary, dissolve any associate unit and suspend any member unit. But he must consult the executive council, if he intends dissolve a member unit totally.
Amendment of The Constitution
Article-47 : Any amendment of this constitution may adopted directly in a member conference by votes of the majority of the total members, provided that a notice of the aforesaid amendment must be delivered to the Central President two weeks prior to the member conference. Any amendment of this constitution may also be adopted by votes of the majority of 1 members of the executive council. But an amendment so adopted must be approved by votes of the majority of the total members within two months.
Article-48 : The decision of the executive council shall conclusive in case of interpretation of any article or matter of t constitution.
Article-49 : The year of this organization shall commence from January.
Article-50 : A brother's Forum shall be formed with the students related to this organization after the completion of their student life.