Inquiry opens into Islamic charity over unsubmitted accounts

The Charity Commission says the Jalalabad Association has not submitted accounts for 2012 or the years from 2014 to 2017

The Charity Commission has opened an inquiry into an Islamic charity that has failed to submit any accounts for four consecutive years.

The Jalalabad Association, which promotes Islam throughout the Hereford and Worcester area, has not submitted accounts to the regulator for 2012 and the years from 2014 to 2017.

The charity’s accounts for the year ending 31 March 2013 were submitted on 1 November 2018 – 1,735 days late.

The charity’s failure to submit its accounts resulted in it being included in a Charity Commission class inquiry, with a deadline to provide the outstanding financial information.

The charity was also ordered to carry out a review of its procedures and practices for submitting accounts.

The regulator said it opened an inquiry into the charity after it failed to comply with these orders. The inquiry will consider the extent to which the trustees have complied with their legal duties and with previously issued regulatory guidance.

The charity’s financial management will also be scrutinised by the commission.

The Jalalabad Association was unable to comment on the inquiry on Wednesday morning.

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