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Four years after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Hassan al-Bannā founded the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928 to bring about political, social and economic reform from an inclusive Islamic perspective. The Muslim Brotherhood became the most active Sunni political faction after the formation of national...
Researcher Islām Biḥayrī described discussions about reconciliation with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood as “the crisis of all crises,” from which Egypt and the surrounding region would not recover again. In a long interview with al-Dustūr, Biḥayrī said: the Brotherhood got a proper chance to...
The debate in the United States of America over whether or not to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization is raging these days. The idea is not a new one, and there was a draft law proposed to the congress years ago in this sense, but it did not gain much traction because the...
A new edition of the book “Ikhwānistān” by Muhammad Mukhtār, issued by Dār al-'Asr al-Jadīd,follows the original edition which was published before the June 30 Revolution, which saw the ouster of President Mursi, and predicted the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt at a time when it was at...
Egyptian media anchor, Yusrī Fūda, producer and host of a new international Arab language program, The Fifth Estate, for the German-financed international Deutsche-Welle (DW), has criticized some of the conceptions adopted by Islamist groupings, in particular, the Muslim Brotherhood.
One of Egypt's leading political analysts, journalist Dīā' Rashwān said that late Shaikh Al-Sha`rāwī was a “preacher ahead of his time” and had influenced strongly the course of Islam. Distinguished among his precedents, Al-Sha`rāwī is a living phenomenon till today.
The front page of Dābeq magazine issued by the Islamist State, also known as Dā`esh, featured ousted Muslim Brotherhood president, Muhammad Mursi, calling him 'Al-Murtadd, the Arabic word for Apostate.
What is it that drives Hamās, the Jordanian Muslim Brothers, and many other Islamist groups before them, to declare openly that they are not associated to the Muslim Brotherhood Organization (MBO) of Egypt or to its international branches? The failures of the Muslim Brotherhood today is the result...
Dr. Akram Kassāb, member of the Muslim Brotherhood Organization and International Union of Muslim scholars observed that the testimony of the three heads of the Egyptian military in Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, show that they are rather followers, if not his biggest...
A poor economic situation and political confusion… The common denominator between the reigns of Mubarak and Al-Sisi. The return of prolific business men and officials throwing political punches at each other… a semi-new face between the two regimes. Analysts: “Egypt is returning to square one… and...
Al-Qā`eda chief in Afghanistan, Dr. Ayman Al-Zawāhery, used his public video to sharply criticize Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and its founder Shaikh Hassan al-Banna, who, according to Al-Zawāhery, had made serious mistakes, when he pledged allegiance to King Farūq as 'defender of the Qūr'ān'.
The wave of the Arab Spring came to revive the hopes of the Arab people to rise from the rubble of local despotism and foreign colonialism. This upraise came spontaneous in the full sense of the term, I mean, at its inception, when Muhammad Būazīzi set himself on fire in response to the injustice...
Al-Qaradāwi is considered one of the prominent symbols of the Muslim Brotherhood. He is not only a religious scholar, but his political positions, affected by religious legislation, made him a controversial figure on several levels. Who is Al-Qaradāwi? What is his historical relationship to the MB...
Ṭāriq Saʿīd Ramaḍān was born in 1962 in Geneva, Switzerland and is the grandson of Ḥasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood organization. In Egypt, Ramadān has become a persona non grata, due to the country's fear of his supposed links to the Islamist wing. He has allegedly...
Rifʿat al-Saʿīd was born in al-Mansūrah, al-Daqahlīyah governorate on 11 October, 1932. al-Saʿīd is considered as one of the most prominent leftist figures in Egypt. In 2005, al-Saʿīd criticized the amendment proposed by President Ḥusnī Mubārak to article 67 of the Egyptian constitution. The...
Muḥammad Ḥabīb was born in 1943 and holds the position of  First Deputy for the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Ḥabīb is part of the older generation of the Muslim Brotherhood. This older generation is usually considered to be very cautious about cooperating with the state. They...
Jamāl al-Bannā was born in 1920 in al-Mahmūdiyyah in al-Bihīrah governorate, Egypt. His elder brother was al-Imām Ḥasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Despite being the brother of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Bannā pursued quite different interests. al-Bannā...
Jamāl al-Bannā was born in 1920 in al-Mahmūdiyyah in al-Bihīrah governorate, Egypt. His elder brother was al-Imām Hasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Despite being the brother of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Bannā pursued quite different interests. al-Bannā...
Arab-West Report extends its condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the March 22 and March 27 terrorist attacks in Brussels and Lahore, as well as to all Belgians and Pakistanis. The terrorist attack at Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek Metro station in Brussels claimed the lives of 34...
In the Virgin Mary Cathedral for Catholic Copts, situated only a few streets behind the area of Rābaʽah al-‘Adawīyyah,  I met with Bishop Yohanna Qulta on the 13th of August, following an article he wrote, “The Impossibility of Civil War in Egypt,” in which he stated that he did not fear a civil...
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