Ayoub in practice the brotherhood rejected women s

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Unformatted text preview: a network of social, economic, and political Islamic institutions through which the total Islamization of society might in time be achieved” (M. Ayoub) -In practice, the brotherhood rejected women ʼs liberation, capitalist democracy, Western forms of entertainment and styles of d ress, and the free mixing of the sexes as decadent Western values and practices -When the founder al-Banna was assassinated in 1949 he was succeeded by hard-liners who advocated active jihad against the Egyptian state, which they regarded as un-Islamic -When Nasser led a successful sot revolution in 1952 and later became president he exiled, imprisoned or even e xecuted some of the Muslim brothers -Other Egyptian political leaders, especially Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak, followed a more liberal path of revivalist thinking. Hence, the Muslim brothers went largely underground and exist as an ideological rather than active group Islam today -A very important question–both for the world-wide Islamic community and for the world as a whole–is the question o f where Islam is going as a religion and as a cultural community -After 11 September an answer to this question becomes unavoidable for the Islamic ummah -Islam must determine its own inner dynamic of existence within an ever-changing and increasing liberal, more o pen-minded world and the desire to be true to the roots of its convictions as recorded in the Quran -An answer is also important in view of the questioning and misconcepti...
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