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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 is a household name in Egypt, where he is famous both in his own right, as a prominent and sometimes controversial Muslim intellectual and writer, and because of his brother Hass
Islamic writer Jamal al-Banna states that it has been quite common for Christians and Jews to convert to Islam to avoid persecution and then leave the religion when the danger has passed. An American document allegedly claiming direct aid should preferably go to locations of high density Coptic...
Jamāl al-Bannā cites efforts of the Azhar to curb the phenomenon of the increasing number of Fatwás on media. However, he criticizes the Azhar’s attempts to monopolize Islām.
A controversial book is released during the Christmas period denouncing Christians as apostates who can legitimately be killed.
The author analyzes the crisis of issuing Fatwás in terms of the discord status among official bodies of Fatwá, and their claims of monopolizing the Islām.
The author pursues his lastest report on the defenders of the minister of culture and regarded them as autocrats who despise the public opinion.
Scholars have rejected calls to amend the second article of the constitution which stipulates that the principles of Sharī‘ah are the mainstay of Egyptian legislation as they believe it would transform Egypt into a secular state.
Islamic intellectual Jamāl al-Bannā states that his late brother Hasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood group, was in leadership similar to Communist leader Lenin. At the same time, he calls to remove the second article of the Egyptian constitution, which stipulates Islām...
The author of the article presents excerpts of the ideas that were discussed during the meeting held in Alexandria on human rights and renovation of religious discourse.
The author articulates some basic rules of interfaith dialogue, which he asserts should be followed by all parties.
The controversial Islamic writer Jamāl al-Bannā reveals his views on the reasons behind religious violence, ijtihād and Islamic conquests.
A recent fatwá by prominent Muslim intellectual Jamāl al-Bannā, stating that smoking does not spoil fasting has sparked massive controversy amongst Muslim scholars and clerics who described the fatwá as "totally irresponsible" and contrary to the teaching of Islam.
Zaynab ‘Abd Allāh writes about the latest controversial fatwá by Jamāl al- Bannā about smoking during fasting. She claims that the fatwá is only meant to distract people’s attention since there is nothing logic about it.
The article tackles a symposium organized by MENA, the Egyptian official news agency, about Muslim-Coptic coexistence in Egypt. Participants called for sustaining citizenship, away from any religious sentiments and blamed the religious institutions for their negligence in this regard.
A book review of Jamāl al-Bannā’s book, My Coptic Brethren.
Jamāl al-Bannā is a highly knowledgeable man who stands up in the face of practices aimed at repressing freedom of thought. He is, consequently, targeted by fundamentalists and extremists, and has been rejected by the Muslim Brotherhood, set up by his late elder brother Hasan al-Bannā.
Jamāl al-Banna’s book Jawāz Imāmit al-Mar’a [the legality of women leading prayers] debates many issues, especially that of gender equality in Islam. He uses Dr. Amīna Wadoud leading men and women in prayers [in New York], as an example [for Muslim women].
The book Jawāz Imāmit al-Mar’a [the legality of women leading prayers], by Jamāl al-Banna, raises many questions for the reader.
Gamal Al-Banna is the brother of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. However close he got to the Brotherhood, he did not integrate into their group. He tried to establish a new Islamic strategy that is fit for the 21st century. He claimed that his call for Islamic revival does not evolve in the...


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