The Society of the Muslim Brothers in Egypt

The Society of the Muslim Brothers in Egypt

Author: Brynjar Lia

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 0863723144

Category: History

Page: 342

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Following the remarkable resurgence of Islamic political activism in recent decades, radical Islamic movements now have a presence in almost every Muslim country and form the major opposition forces to the established regimes in the Middle East. This important book deepens our understanding of the influence of contemporary Islam by providing a definitive history of the meteoric rise of the mother organization of all modern Islamic movementsâ??the Society of the Muslim Brothers. Founded in 1928 by a young primary schoolteacher, Hasan al-Banna, the Society rose to become the largest mass movement in modern Egyptian history in less than two decades, clashing with the ruling elite on a wide range of issues. Drawing on a wealth of sources which include material by the Society's veterans and dissidents, the Society's internal publications from the 1930s and early 1940s, a collection of Hasan al-Banna's letters to his father, and security files from the Egyptian National Archives, the author examines the socio-economic and cultural factors which facilitated the movement's expansion and analyzes the keys to its success.
The Society of the Muslim Brothers in Egypt
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Brynjar Lia
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: ISBS

Following the remarkable resurgence of Islamic political activism in recent decades, radical Islamic movements now have a presence in almost every Muslim country and form the major opposition forces to the established regimes in the Middle East. This important book deepens our understanding of the influence of contemporary Islam by
Muslim Extremism in Egypt
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Gilles Kepel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-05 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"Perhaps more than any other, this book gives the background necessary to understand the purpose and mindset of today’s religious radicals. In this classic study of the roots of Islamic extremism, Gilles Kepel demonstrates the pivotal role of the Egyptian connection. He skillfully traces the story of Islamic anti-modernism in
Mobilizing Islam
Language: en
Pages: 325
Authors: Carrie Rosefsky Wickham
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-12-06 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

The book explains how Islamist groups captured the hearts and minds of educated youth in Egypt. It focuses on the first twelve years of Hosni Mubarak's presidency, from 1981 to 1993, the period when participation in the movement reached its peak and before a wave of repression brought it to
Answering the Call
Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Abdullah A. Al-Arian
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Religion and Global Politics

When revolutionary hero Gamal Abdel Nasser dismantled and suppressed Egypt's largest social movement organization during the 1950s, few could have imagined that the Muslim Brotherhood would not only reemerge, but could one day compete for the presidency in the nation's first ever democratic election. While there is no shortage of
The Islamic Movement in Egypt
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Walid Mahmoud Abdelnasser
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Routledge

"The Islamic Movement in Egypt focusses on the global vision of the various components of the Islamic movement in Egypt from 1967 to 1981. This is a detailed case study of the perception of foreign policy issues and the international system by the Islamic movement in Egypt during that specific