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Dr. York Simmons
March 8, 2011
The Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt
The Muslim brotherhood also referred to in Arabic as al-ikwan al-muslimeen has been in existence since the late 1920’s when the Founder Hasan al Bana thought of it as a necessary contribution to the Islamist world. For years the Brotherhood has been seen as the most influential Islamist group in the world. The purpose of the Brotherhood is to mainly oppose secular government reign and integrate Islam in the laws and structure of political formations. They have been infamously known for various protests and rallies in cause of anti-government. They would not settle with adopting the government of the land because it did not correspond with the guidance given by the Quran .They are considered among Egyptian people as the heroes of the land. However the firm establishment of Shariah and Fiqh has not always been peaceful throughout the years.
The Muslim Brotherhood has vowed a life in devotion to Islam and their literal meaning of Jihad. Jihad directly translates as “struggle” in the Arabic form but in Islamic terms the word adopts an imperative meaning “the duty to struggle in the will of Allah (swt). In the beginning of the Muslim Brotherhood their mission was to spread Dawah (missionary recruitment) via the promotion of Shariah and ethical, moral principles. Instead their efforts weren’t effective and the colonial powers such as the British banned the group. Over the years extremist branched off of the brotherhood and began a more violent and brutal approach. Groups such as the al-Qaedah began to bring negative attention to the Muslim brotherhood as a whole. The al-Qaedah had been structured by the ideologies of Sayyid Qutub who had been a well known member of the first Brotherhood. The word Jihad first became an topic of controversy when it was referred to in the Quran as directly being related to combat in the Quran it is said...