Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat's by Abdullah Al-Arian

By Abdullah Al-Arian

while innovative hero Gamal Abdel Nasser dismantled and suppressed Egypt's greatest social flow association through the Nineteen Fifties, few may have imagined that the Muslim Brotherhood wouldn't simply reemerge, yet might sooner or later compete for the presidency within the nation's first ever democratic election. whereas there is not any scarcity of analyses of the Muslim Brotherhood's fresh political successes and screw ups, no research has investigated the organization's successful go back from the dustbin of history.

Answering the decision examines the ability wherein the Muslim Brotherhood was once reconstituted in the course of Anwar al-Sadat's presidency. via research of structural, ideological, and social advancements in this interval within the heritage of the Islamic stream, a extra exact photo of the so-called "Islamic resurgence" develops-one that represents the rebirth of an outdated notion in a brand new setting.

The Muslim Brotherhood's luck in rebuilding its association rested largely on its skill to draw a brand new new release of Islamic activists that had come to remodel Egypt's faculties and universities right into a hub for non secular competition opposed to the kingdom. Led by way of teams reminiscent of al-Gama'ah al-Islamiyyah (The Islamic Society), the coed circulate exhibited a dynamic and colourful tradition of activism that chanced on idea in a mess of highbrow and organizational assets, of which the Muslim Brotherhood used to be merely one.

By the shut of the Nineteen Seventies, although, inner divisions over ideology and method resulted in the increase of factionalism in the scholar stream. A majority of pupil leaders opted to extend the scope in their activist venture through becoming a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, rejuvenating the suffering association, and launching a brand new part in its history.

Answering the decision is an unique learn of the historical past of this dynamic and colourful interval of contemporary Egyptian background, giving readers a clean figuring out of 1 of Egypt's so much pivotal eras.

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