International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief


The Cairo-based International Islamic Council for Da’wa and Relief, (IICDR) is an umbrella group for 86 Islamic organizations, many of which are associated with the global Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas fundraising, or support for Al Qaeda. Examples include:


    • Association of Reform and Social Guidance – Dubai, United Arab Emirates  (likely UAE Muslim Brotherhood chapter)



    • El Islah Society – Bahrain (Muslim Brotherhood in Bahrain)









    • Revival of Islamic Heritage Society – Kuwait (US designated terrorist entity, Al Qaeda support)




Both the Saudi Muslim World League (MWL) and the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) are also listed as IICDR affiliates. 


The IICDR identifies Abdullah Omar Nasseef as its Secretary-General who has held many important positions in Saudi Arabia including serving as Vice-President of the Kingdom’s Shura Council, President of King Abdul Aziz University, and most importantly as Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) from 1983-1993. Other members of the IICDR “Presidency Staff Council” are identified as:


    • Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi- President (late head of Al-Azhar, recently deceased)


    • AbdelRahman Sowar Al-Dahab- Vice President (former President of Sudan, Trustee Union of Good)


    • Yousf Al Hegy- Vice President


    • Abdullah Salih Al-Obeid- Vice President (former Saudi Education Minister, former Secretary-General Muslim World League)