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Hadas (Arabic: حدس‎; acronym: الحركة الدستورية الإسلامية or Al-Haraka Al-Dosturiya Al-Islamiyah or Islamic Constitutional Movement) is a Kuwaiti Islamist political organization.[1] The party is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.


LeaderMohammad Al-Olaim
Founded31 March 1991
HeadquartersKuwait City
IdeologySunni Islamism
Political positionRight-wing
International affiliationMuslim Brotherhood

History and profileEdit

Hadas was established on 31 March 1991 following the liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion in the Gulf War. The group of people who started the Movement and still control it are Kuwaiti Islamists following the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood,[1][2] most notably is Jassem Mohalhel.

Bader Al-Nashi was secretary general of Hadas between 2003 and July 2009.[3][4] Its current secretary general is Mohammad Al-Olaim.[5] It has four members in the current National Assembly of Kuwait.


  1. ^ a b Scott Williamson and Nathan Brwon. (20 November 2013).Kuwaits muslim brotherhood under pressure Archived 6 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine Foreign Policy. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  2. ^ Nathan J. Brown; Amr Hamzawy (1 August 2010). Between Religion and Politics. Carnegie Endowment. p. 109. ISBN 978-0-87003-297-4. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  3. ^ "HADAS to choose its new leader on August 1st". Ikhwan Web. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  4. ^ ICM Secretary General Kuwait Times (2 August 2009)
  5. ^ "Hadas Chooses Al-Olaim as Secretary General (in Arabic)". Al-Rai Newspaper. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2018.

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