World Islamic Call Society (WICS)

Association mondiale pour l'appel islamique

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History

1972, Tripoli (Libyan AJ), following resolution of the 1st conference of the Islamic Call, 11-16 Dec 1970, Tripoli, as Islamic Call Society (ICS) -- Association pour l'appel islamique. Current title adopted 15-20 Sep 1986, Tripoli, at 3rd Conference. Also referred to as: Islamic Da'wah Organization; World Islamic Da'wah Society; Islamic Call Organization (DAWA).

Aims

Make known the call of Islam worldwide by all peaceful means, in particular by: diffusing Islamic culture and the Arabic language; promoting peace and international cooperation; classifying Islamic law; compiling and publishing reference works; creating centres of education.

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Activities

Distributes literature; provides material and equipment; awards student scholarships; has created a number of Islamic educational centres and institutes, hospitals and orphanages; distributes food and runs health and feeding centres in Somalia. Instrumental in setting up: Islamic Call College (Tripoli and Damascus); Islamic College, London.

Structure

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 36 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Law
    • Law
  • Culture
    • Culture
  • Theology
    • Islam
  • Language
    • Languages

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

D1590

Last News Received

2011
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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