Name of Organization   RABITA TRUST

 

Formation  

The outfit was established by Dr. Abdullah Omar Al-Nasseef of the ‘Rabita Alam-e-Islami’ with the aim of rehabilitating stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh [1].  

 

Leadership  

Founder-Abdullah Omar Al-Nasseef
Abdullah Omar Al-Nasseef is founder of Rabita Trust. According to a report, he is Vice-President of the Kingdom’s Shura Council, President of King Abdul Aziz University, was Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) from 1983-1993, and an officer of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief [2].

 

Other Leaders
Secretary General-Jeddah based businessman Wael Hamza Jalaidan is the Secretary-General of Rabita Trust.
1988- He is the founding member of Al-Qaeda in 1988 and has remained involved with Bin Laden to fight against Soviets in Afghanistan. He was the head of the Saudi Red Crescent Society and the Muslim World League in Afghanistan he left Afghanistan in 1992 [3].

Figure 2: Hamza Jalaidan


 

School of Thought   No information is available regarding the school of thought the organization follows.  

 

Structure of the Organization  

No information is available.  

 

Financial Resources  

No clear information is available, however according to sources; it is financed by Saudi businessmen. [4]  

 

Status  

2001-Proscribed:It was proscribed by the former President of Pakistan, Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf in 2001. 

 

Recruitment tools & demographics  

Unknown 

 

Ideology  

It is an international non- government charity based organization, which provides financial assistance to Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Their mission was to rehabilitate Pakistanis stranded in Bangladesh. They propagate Islamic Dawah (culture)[5].
 

 

Areas of Operation   1)Pakistan
2) Bangladesh
3) Afghanistan 

 

Linkages  

Their leaders had linkage with Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden. They were also involved in Afghanistan against Soviet forces and reported to smuggle arms into Afghanistan through bordering points. It is reported that they have linkages with several, UK based, Afghanistan and Saudi based organizations [6]

Tools   Website and Facebook page
http://www.statelesspeopleinbangladesh.net/rabita_trust_deed.php
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Abdullah-Omar-Nasseef/229765226871
 
    Audio / Video:
Unknown 

Social Media:
Unknown 
Facebook:
Unknown 
 
 

web site    
Name Variations   Unknown 
 

Who they are

The Rabita Trust is non-governmental organization with an international footprint aiming at helping Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Their mission is to rehabilitate Pakistanis stranded in Bangladesh. They spread Islamic Dawah. It is accused of having linkages and support of banned organizations Al-Qaeda which raises question marks over its functioning [7].

History

1988-Rabita Trust was formed in 1988 by the former Secretary General of Muslim World League Dr Abdullah Omar Naseef with the support of Pakistan’s former President Ziaul Haq. The organization was basically run by Saudi based businessmen Wael Hamza Jalaidan who was one of the founding members of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda [8]. General Zia ul-Haque was the founding chairman of this organization in Pakistan. In Pakistan its main aim was the repatriation and rehabilitation of stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh [9].
2001-In Pakistan it was banned by former President Pervez Musharraf in 2001 for having ties with Al-Qaeda.
According to a news source, it is reported that “Pakistan Repatriation Council’s (PRC) convener Engr. Syed Ehsan-ul-Haq requested in meeting with Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq to reactivate “Rabita Trust” which was banned by former President of Pakistan, Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf in 2001.
It is said that between 1993 and 1997 Nawaz Sharif took personal interest and now PRC is requesting again to restart it”
[10].

Organization's Message

No information available.

Target Audience

No information available.

Tools



 
 

Splinter Groups

N/A

 

 

 

References:

[1] South Asia Terrorism Portal. Rabita Trust. Accessed online. http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/pakistan/terroristoutfits/Rabita_Trust.htm. date of access 03-12-2013

[2] The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch. Abdullah Omar Naseef. Accessed online. http://www.globalmbwatch.com/abdullah-omar-naseef/. Date of access 03-12-2013

[3] ibid

[4] ibid

[5] ibid

[6] ibid

[7] ibid

[8] Accessed online http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6411. Date of access 10th July 2013

[9] ibid

[10] ibid

[11] http://www.statelesspeopleinbangladesh.net/rabita_trust_deed.php

[12] https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Abdullah-Omar-Nasseef/229765226871

[13]The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch. Accessed online. http://www.globalmbwatch.com/islamic-council-for-dawa-and-relief/. Date of access 05-12-2013

[14]Muslim World League (MWL). Profile. Retrieved on: August 5, 2013.Retrieved from: http://www.themwl.org/Profile/default.aspx?l=en.

[15] Accessed online. http://islam.about.com/od/converts/g/Dawah.htm. date of access 05-12