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Muḥammad Mahdī ʿĀkif was born in Daqahlīyah province, Egypt, in 1928. In 1940 Muḥammad Mahdī ʿĀkif became involved with the Muslim Brotherhood. In August 1954 he was arrested and stood trial on charges of helping in the escape of Major General ʿAbd al-Munʿim ʿAbd al-Ra'ūf, a top member of the army...
Nearly 37 Muslim Brotherhood members, including two leading figures, were arrested yesterday while participating in a summer youth camp in the northwest coastal city of Marsa Matrouh.
Nine members of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political office were imprisoned for 15 days pending investigations on charges of joining an illegal group, which aims to hamper the implementation of the constitution and the law and possessing leaflets, which call for hatred for the regime and which...
Dr. ‘Imād Siyām argues that the educational institution is responsible for forming the mind and conscience of the umma (nation). He further establishes that political Islamists have successfully infiltrated the Egyptian educational system, propagating Salafī ideas among young Egyptians.
Muslim Brotherhood officials said they would apologize to the Egyptian people if the statements attributed to their leader, in which he allegedly said "to hell with Egypt and its people" turned out to be authentic. Reactions to ‘Ākif’s statements, published within an interview by Rose al-...
The author argues that the growing influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in professional syndicates, in particular the Lawyers’ Syndicate, has negatively affected the goals of these syndicates.
Since Muhammad Mahdī ‘Ākif took over as murshid [guide] of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in 2004, the group has seemed more politicized than ever. The group has participated, directly or indirectly, in the political actions and dialogue, played its part in the reform process, and expressed...
The review concerns the recent arrests of members of the Muslim Brotherhood, on charges of holding a meeting in violation of the law and the constitution.
In an exclusive statement to al-Dustour, the general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood has announced that "the group sees no problem with building churches." Member of the Irshād [guidance] Office, Dr. Mahmoud ‘Izzat has argued that "People of the Book" are entitled to have their own houses of...
The authors point out conflicting statements by members of the Muslim Brotherhood about an alleged proposal to confine the murshid’s [supreme guide’s] tenure to two terms in office.

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