Guidelines for Group Photos
The following protocol must be followed when taking group photos:
- For local Ijtima‘: Front row should have odd number of chairs—5, 7, 9, 11, etc. (if no chairs are being used then odd number of standing people). Regional Nazim A’la (if attending) otherwise Za’im should be seated/standing in the middle; local President, if present, on the right, then right to the local President should be Na’ib Za’im Saff Dom; Na’ib Za’im Saff Awwal on the left to the Za’im, then Muntazim Umumi. After that, other Amila members or elders can be seated.
- For regional Ijtima‘: Front row should have odd number of chairs—5, 7, 9, 11, etc. (if no chairs are being used then odd number of standing people). Representative of National Amila should be seated/standing in the middle; Regional Nazim A’la on the right, host Majlis’ Za’im on the left. Zu’ama of other Majalis should then be on either side to fill the chairs and then elders. If a missionary is present, he should be seated right to the person sitting in the middle (Za’im, Regional Nazim A’la, or National Representative).
The protocol should also be followed for group photos taken at Majlis’ other programs—such as general meetings. Any photo submitted that does not follow these guidelines will not be published in Ansar publications.