Sāmīyah talks about the history of the al-Wafd Party, which is the very first Egyptian political party. She talks about its formation after World War I, when Egyptians wanted to declare their independence from being a British protectorate. She also discussed how its founding members were both Muslims and Copts. She then talks about the ban of all political parties by President Jamāl ‘Abd al-Nāsir and how al-Wafd subsequently returned during Anwar al-Sadāt’s rule, becoming a major opposition party.
Key Words: al-Wafd Party – Colonel Ahmad ‘Urābī – Khidīvī Tawfīq – Sa‘d Zaghlūl – ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Fahmī – ‘Alī Sharqāwī – Wīsā Wāsif – Tawfīq Andrāwis – Fakhrī ‘Abd al-Nūr – Reginald Wingate – Lloyd George – Woodrow Wilson – Jamāl ‘Abd al-Nāsir – Anwar al-Sadāt – President Husnī Mubārak – Munīr Fakhrī ‘Abd al-Nūr – al-Sayyid al-Badawī