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Democracy, Elections and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

Democracy, Elections and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

The American-led Middle East reform and democratization campaign of the last two years has helped shape a new political reality in Egypt.

EGYPT’S MUSLIM BROTHERS: CONFRONTATION OR INTEGRATION?

EGYPT’S MUSLIM BROTHERS: CONFRONTATION OR INTEGRATION?

The Society of Muslim Brothers’ success in the November-December 2005 elections for the People’s Assembly sent shockwaves through Egypt’s political system. In response, the regime cracked down on the movement, harassed other potential rivals and reversed its fledging reform process.

Iraq and the Future of Political Islam

Iraq and the Future of Political Islam

Sixty-five years ago one of the greatest scholars of modern Islam asked the simple question, “whither Islam?, where was the Islamic world going? It was a time of intense turmoil in both the Western and Muslim worlds – the demise of imperialism and crystallisation of a new state system outside Europe; the creation and testing of the neo- Wilsonian world order in the League of Nations; the emergence of European Fascism.

Islam and Democracy

Islam and Democracy

If one reads the press or listens to commentators on international affairs, it is often said – and even more often implied but not said – that Islam is not compatible with democracy

Islam and Islamism in Afghanistan

Islam and Islamism in Afghanistan

The last half-century in particular has seen the recurrent use of religious Islam as ideology, often referred to as political Islam or Islamism, in groups espousing the establishment of an Islamic state.

Challenging Authoritarianism, Colonialism, and Disunity: The Islamic Political Reform Movements of al-Afghani and Rida

Challenging Authoritarianism, Colonialism, and Disunity: The Islamic Political Reform Movements of al-Afghani and Rida

The decline of the Muslim world preceded European colonization of most Muslim lands in the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth century. In particular, the Ottoman Empire’s power and world status had been deteriorating since the seventeenth century.

Egypt at the Tipping Point ?

Egypt at the Tipping Point ?

In the early 1980s, I lived in Cairo as bureau chief of The Washington Post covering such historic events as the withdrawal of the last Israeli forces from Egyptian territory occupied during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and the assassination of President Anwar Sadat by Islamic fanatics in October 1981.

Organizational Continuity in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Organizational Continuity in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

As Egypt’s oldest and most prominent opposition movement, the Society of Muslim Brothers, al-ikhwan al-muslimeen, has long posed a challenge to successive secular regimes by offering a comprehensive vision of an Islamic state and extensive social welfare services.

Speech of Dr,MUHAMMAD BADIE

Speech of Dr,MUHAMMAD BADIE

the newly-elected Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood

BETWEEN YESTERDAY AND TODAY

BETWEEN YESTERDAY AND TODAY

On the foundation of this virtuous Qur’anic social order the first Islamic state arose, having unshakeable faith in it, meticulously applying it, and spreading it throughout the world, so that the first Khilafah used to say: ‘If I should lose a camel’s lead, I would find it in Allah’s Book.’

Roots Of Nationalism In The Muslim World

Roots Of Nationalism In The Muslim World

The Muslim world has been characterised by failure, disunity, bloodshed, oppression and backwardness. At present, no Muslim country in the world can rightly claim to be a leader in any field of human activity.

A Muslim Archipelago

A Muslim Archipelago

Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia

Democracy in Islamic Political Thought

Democracy in Islamic Political Thought

Democracy has preoccupied Arab political thinkers since the dawn of the modern Arab renaissance about two centuries ago. Since then, the concept of democracy has changed and developed under the influence of a variety of social and political developments.

Secularism, Hermeneutics, and Empire: The Politics of Islamic Reformation

Secularism, Hermeneutics, and Empire: The Politics of Islamic Reformation

Since the events of September 11, 2001, against the backdrop of two decades of the ascendance of global religious politics, urgent calls for the reinstatement of secularism have reached a crescendo that cannot be ignored.

Islamic Political Culture, Democracy, and Human Rights

Islamic Political Culture, Democracy, and Human Rights

It has been argued that Islam facilitates authoritarianism, contradicts the values of Western societies, and significantly affects important political outcomes in Muslim nations. v

The Prelude to the Islamic State

The Prelude to the Islamic State

We have been given Islam as guidance and his guidance is divided in to, acts of worship wholly between Allah and His servants and acts of achieving aims to attain the Islamic sovereignty on earth.

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