One of the most significant Islamic figures of the 20th century, Hasan al-Banna was born in in the town of Mahmudiyah in Egypt. The son of a local religious. Hassan al-Banna was a schoolteacher, intellectual, and the founder of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood would become. Learn more about Hassan al-Banna, who founded the Muslim Brotherhood in , at


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Imam Shahid Hasan al-Banna: From Birth to Martyrdom. A tribute to al-Banna published in commemoration of the 53rd anniversary of his death.

A biography of al-Banna hassan al-banna a specific focus on the development of his Letters, his most important work. hassan al-banna

To understand the preceding events, the role and the vision of Muslim Brotherhood, we should go back to the roots and try to comprehend the movement through the eyes of the founder: Hassan Al-Banna was born in in Mahmudiyya, a village north of Cairo.

Hassan Al-Banna grew up in an intellectual environment that supported a strict Islamic life style. At the age of thirteen Banna was already engaged in hassan al-banna strikes and demonstrations against British authority in Egypt.

He supported religious student associations that were dedicated on upholding the Islamic standards of moral behaviour; furthermore he was against Christian missionary activities as well as everything that deemed un-Islamic.

He joined Hasafiyya Brothers of Sufi order at the age of thirteen.

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At seventeen, Banna decided to enrol at a hassan al-banna established teachers collage at Dar al-Ulum in Cairo.

Starting from an early age Banna was constantly bothered by the troubles of the Ummah and sought solutions that would end the suffrage. He was greatly disturbed by the declining Islamist morals in Egyptian society and the hassan al-banna of the Muslims.

Banna was greatly disappointed by the end of Caliphate in Turkey and blamed western influence.

Thus most if his ideas were centred about the unity of the Ummah under one state and community. The society's growth was particularly pronounced after al-Banna relocated their headquarters to Cairo in The single most important factor that made this dramatic expansion possible was the organizational and ideological leadership provided by al-Banna.

In Ismailia, he preached in the mosque, and even in coffee houses, which were then a novelty and were generally viewed as morally suspected. At first, some of his views on relatively minor points of Islamic practice led to strong disagreements with the local religious elite, and he adopted the policy of avoiding religious controversies.

He proceeded to build a complex mass movement that featured sophisticated governance structures; sections in charge of furthering the society's values among peasants, workers, and professionals; units entrusted with key functions, including propagation of the message, liaison with hassan al-banna Islamic world, and press and translation; and specialized committees for finances and legal affairs.

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In anchoring this organization into Egyptian society, al-Banna relied on pre-existing social networks, in particular those hassan al-banna around mosques, Islamic welfare associations, and neighborhood groups. This weaving of traditional ties into a distinctively modern structure was at the root of his success.

Directly attached to the brotherhood, and feeding its expansion, were numerous businesses, clinics, and schools. In addition, members were affiliated to the movement through a series of cells, revealingly called ' usar' "families". The material, social and psychological support thus provided were instrumental to the movement's ability to generate enormous loyalty among its members and to attract new recruits.


The services and organizational structure around which the society was built were intended hassan al-banna enable individuals to reintegrate into a distinctly Islamic setting, shaped by the society's own principles. Rooted in Islam, Al-Banna's message tackled issues including colonialismpublic healtheducational policy, natural hassan al-banna management, social inequalitiespan-Islamism, nationalism, Arab nationalismthe weakness of the Islamic world on the international scene, and the growing conflict in Palestine.

Al-Banna was also active in resisting British rule in Egypt. He called on Muslims to prepare for jihad against colonial powers: Their lands have been trampled over, and their honor besmirched.

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