• Afaf Shaman Alotaibi Taif University


The Muslim World League (MWL) is considered one of the oldest Islamic organizations that took care of charitable and relief work in the Islamic world. Over the past sixty years, it has worked to diversify its charitable, relief and humanitarian activities in line with its position as an organization in support of Muslim peoples. Besides, it has established several subsidiary organizations to handle the task of managing charitable and relief work, such as the International Commission for Relief, Welfare and Development, and the Supreme Council of Mosques, as well as other affiliated organizations that handle religious, cultural and scientific affairs. This article highlights the efforts made by the League in the health, educational, community and relief sectors, by analyzing the League’s official magazine and the periodicals.

Keywords: Muslim World League, Saudi Arabia, education, relief, development, humanitarian work


Al-Rabita Magazine, 10 January 2017.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 10 November 2018.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 12 January 2019.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 12 March 2018.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 12 September 2018.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 14 June 2007.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 15 Nov 2018.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 17 January 2016.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 19 April 2018.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 19 August 2017.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 2 July 2018.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 2 October 2018.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 21 December 2016.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 23 May 2018.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 23 October 2017.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 28 July 2020.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 5 August 2019.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 5 May 2020.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 6 December 1996.

Al-Rabita Magazine, 7 July 2017.

At-Turki Abdallah Ben Abdel Mohsen, The Muslim World League, Facts and Figures, MWL Press, Mecca, 2002.

Azouzi Hassan Idris, “The Mecca Al-Mukarramah's Links with Muslim Minorities through the Muslim World League”, in: The International Symposium of Makkah Al-Mukarramah, the Capital of Islamic Culture, Proceedings, Ministry of Information, Mecca, 2006.

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Introducing Islam in Non-Islamic Countries - Reality and Expectations, MWL Press, Mecca, 2008.

Khalaf ben Sulaiman Al-Nimri, “The Contributions of the Muslim World League in Building an Islamic Economy among Islamic Countries”, in: Third World Conference on Islamic Economics held in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Proceedings, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, 3-6 May 2005, Vol. 2.

Sfeir Antoine, The Columbia World Dictionary of Islamism, Columbia University Press, New York, 2007.

“Muslim World League continues its global care program for orphans”, available at:, (accessed 02.11.2020).

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”MWL distributed fasting packages and humanitarian aids in 28 countries”, available at:, (accessed 02.11.2020).

“The Secretary General of WML inaugurates a series of projects of rural development, in Ghana”, available at: (accessed 02.11.2020).