A Reappraisal of the Role of Muhibb al-Dn al-Khatb and the YMMA in the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood
|EGYPT; Hasan al-Bann; Islamic reformism; MUHAMMAD ABDUH; Muhibb al-Dn al-Khatb; Muslim brotherhood; Religion; Salafism; YMMA
|ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
|ISLAM AND CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM RELATIONS
In contemporary academic literature, the name of the Syrian publisher and journalist Muhibb al-Dn al-Khatb often appears in connection with the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood during the interwar years. Although his role in the transition of Hasan al-Bann's movement from a marginal to a significant socio-political player in Egyptian affairs has been mentioned in numerous works, no comprehensive study has yet been undertaken to determine how and by what means exactly al-Khatb supported al-Bann's organization in its early years. The following article is an attempt to answer these questions by showing the strategic importance of al-Khatb and his network in helping al-Bann develop from being an Arabic teacher in a primary school to one of the main leaders of the Islamist movement in Egypt.
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checked on Mar 3, 2024