By Abdullah Al-Arian
Answering the decision examines the skill during which the Muslim Brotherhood used to be reconstituted in the course of Anwar al-Sadat's presidency. via research of structural, ideological, and social advancements in this interval within the background of the Islamic circulate, a extra exact photo of the so-called "Islamic resurgence" develops-one that represents the rebirth of an previous 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 schools and universities right into a hub for spiritual rivalry opposed to the nation. Led by way of teams reminiscent of al-Gama'ah al-Islamiyyah (The Islamic Society), the scholar flow exhibited a dynamic and colourful tradition of activism that discovered idea in a large number of highbrow and organizational resources, of which the Muslim Brotherhood was once in simple terms one.
By the shut of the Seventies, even though, inner divisions over ideology and technique resulted in the increase of factionalism in the pupil circulation. A majority of scholar leaders opted to extend the scope in their activist venture by means of 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 recent Egyptian historical past, giving readers a clean realizing of 1 of Egypt's such a lot pivotal eras.
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Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat's Egypt (Religion and Global Politics) by Abdullah Al-Arian