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|
|Depositing User:||Dr Lars Berger|
|Date Deposited:||16 May 2012 14:15|
|Last Modified:||28 May 2012 13:56|
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