The Society of the Muslim Brothers by Richard P. Mitchell

By Richard P. Mitchell

First released in 1969 as a part of a chain edited via popular Islamic pupil Albert Hourani, this publication has been the normal resource for the background of the revivalist Egyptian movement--the Muslim Brethren as much as the time of Nasser. The Muslim Brethren are actually well-recognized for his or her foundational function within the Islamic revival which has now taken on new, and maybe risky, existence in recent years. After having been out of print for over a decade, this reissue of the vintage paintings makes it available to a brand new new release of students and scholars drawn to the Muslim revival--a crew whose numbers have elevated dramatically long ago decade. the recent paperback variation has a foreword via John Voll, a number one American Islamic student, discussing the following historical past and endured value of the Muslim Brethren.

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As this book will show, such a situation will make Muslim-on-Muslim violence worse, but upon closer inspection, it is actually fundamentalist-on-moderate violence that will increase. To the fundamentalist, countrymen who compromise the precepts of the true faith with non-Muslims are likewise regarded as unbelievers, no matter their self-identity, and are potentially culpable in inviting God's wrath on the entire nation. To outsiders, violent actions seem senseless. 6 Regardless of one's views on America's involvement in those countries, it is nonetheless important to understand the thought processes of Islamic puritans.

Next, they will be shown how to obtain a safe and secure place to live. Such a place will be within the spaces marked by the community itself. 41 In the context of the rewards and punishments proscribed by the Qur'an, the community will help the immigrant shape his opinions regarding himself, assimilation with others, space, the divine, and governance. Compliance with the teachings of the faith and its leaders will help the newcomers build a sense of personal esteem. Once they have reached this stage, according to Maslow's hierarchy, they will be able to move into the stage that he called self-actualization, at which point one possesses the ability to look beyond oneself and sees the needs of others.

Thus, they will be less able to find an economic niche outside the enclave in the secular spaces of Europe and North America. Whereas early on in the chain-migration process, it was the most secular and mobile members of the Muslim world who were able to make long-distance relocations, future immigrants arriving in Europe and North America will have the help of others who have paved the way for them. They will settle into enclaves previously established by the pioneering members of their community.

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