Islamic Dawa Party – Iraq Organisation

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Islamic Dawa Party – Iraq Organisation
حزب الدعوة الاسلامية - تنظيم العراق
Secretary-General Hashim Al-Mosawy
Founder Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr
Founded 1957
Headquarters Baghdad, Iraq
National affiliation State of Law Coalition
Seats in the Council of Representatives of Iraq:
8 / 325
Seats in the local governorate councils:
0 / 440
Website
aldaawa-io.org
Politics of Iraq
Political parties
Elections

The Islamic Dawa Party – Iraq Organisation (Arabic: Ḥizb al Daʿwa al-Islāmiyya - Tanzim al-Iraq) is a political party in Iraq which is a component of the United Iraqi Alliance. It split from the Islamic Dawa Party during the rule of Saddam Hussein when most of the leaders of Dawa were in exile. It was allocated 12 seats by the Alliance after the elections in December 2005. It is led by Hashim Al-Mosawy, who is its Secretary-General. The head of the parliamentary bloc of the party is Kasim Muhammad Taqi al-Sahlani.[1]

The Islamic Dawa Party was formed in 1957 in the Iraqi holy City of Najaf. Their aim was to create a movement which would promote Islamic values and ethics, and which would become an instrument for political activeness. This came at a time when there was widespread ignorance about religion and politics in Iraq. Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr laid out the foundations for the party and its political ideology, based on Wilayat Al-Umma (Governance of the people).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Al-Forat TV