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For the village in Iran, see Hadas, Iran.
For one of the four species in Judaism, see Hadass.
Founded 31 March 1991
Headquarters Kuwait City
Ideology Sunni Islamism
Political position Right-wing
International affiliation Muslim Brotherhood

Hadas (Arabic: حدس‎; acronym: Arabic: الحركة الدستورية الإسلامية, or Al-Haraka Al-Dosturiya Al-Islamiyah or "Islamic Constitutional Movement,") is a Kuwaiti Islamist political organization.[1] The party is a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is considered a terrorist organization by the governments of Bahrain,[2][3] Egypt, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.[4][5][6][7]

History and profile[edit]

Hadas was established on 31 March 1991 following the liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion in the Gulf War. The group of people that started the Movement and still control it are Kuwaiti Islamists following the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood,[1][8] most notably is Jassem Mohalhel.

The former secretary general of Hadas is Bader Al-Nashi who served in the post between 2003 and July 2009.[9][10] It has three members in the current National Assembly of Kuwait.


  1. ^ a b Scott Williamson and Nathan Brwon. (20 November 2013).Kuwaits muslim brotherhood under pressure Foreign Policy. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Bahrain News Agency - Bahrain backs Saudi Arabia, UAE, Foreign Minister says". Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Anadolu Ajansı (c) 2011. "Bahrain FM reiterates stance on Muslim Brotherhood". Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared 'terrorist group'". Bbc.co.uk. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Resolution of the State Duma, 2 December 2003 N 3624-III GD "on the Application of the State Duma of the Russian Federation" on the suppression of the activities of terrorist organizations on the territory of the Russian Federation" (in Russian). Consultant Plus. 
  6. ^ "Saudi Arabia declares Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorist group'". BBC. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Alaa Shahine and Glen Carey, Bloomberg News (9 March 2014). "U.A.E. Supports Saudi Arabia Against Qatar-Backed Brotherhood". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "HADAS to choose its new leader on August 1st". Ikhwan Web. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  10. ^ ICM Secretary General Kuwait Times (2 August 2009)

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