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Hassan al-Banna

Berger, L 2012, 'Hassan al-Banna' , in: Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia , SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks.

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    A contemporary of fellow Islamist thinkers Sayyid Qutb (1906) and Abdul ‘A’la Mawdudi (1903), Hassan al-Banna (1906) is the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Arab world’s most influential Islamist organization. He was also born into a well established traditional family in a village in the Nile Delta to the north of Cairo. His father served as an imam at a local mosque. At the early age of ten, al-Banna is reported to have organized a ‘Society of Moral Behaviour’ which had fellow school children on the look for misbehaviour. He graduated from al-Azhar’s Dar al-Ulum, a higher-level teacher training institution, which Muhammad Abduh helped found in 1873 as a way of overcoming the objections against the introduction of modern curricula by conservative al-Azhar scholars.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Editors: Stanton, Andrea, Ramsamy, Edward, Seybolt, Peter and Elliott, Carolyn
    Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    ISBN: 9781412981767
    Depositing User: Dr Lars Berger
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2012 14:15
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:28

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