By Barry Rubin
The Muslim Brotherhood is the oldest and most crucial overseas Islamist team. other than robust firms in Egypt, Jordan, Syria—where it presents the most opposition--and its Palestinian offshoot Hamas which principles the Gaza Strip, the Brotherhood has turn into lively in Europe and North the USA. Its versatile strategies which diversity from terrorism via electoral participation to social welfare actions have made it a very potent staff. This ebook is the 1st entire research of the Brotherhood’s agencies, doctrine, and leaders in all of the major international locations the place it operates.
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His first major work, Al-Halal wal-Haram fil-Islam, was commissioned by al-Azhar in order to answer the dilemmas confronting Muslims living in the West and has been translated into several languages; its English title is The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam. More recently, the Saudi-financed Muslim World League asked him to write Fi Fiqh al-Aqalliyat al-Muslima (On the Jurisprudence of Muslim Minorities) for the same purpose. While radical Islamists traditionally have insisted that it is forbidden for Muslims to live in the “abode of war”—that is, in non-Muslim lands13 — al-Qaradawi sees it as a positive development.
58 Moreover, al-Qaradawi attacks the critics of the radicals as people who “do not live for Islam, are not concerned by the problems of the umma . . S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, al-Qaradawi continued to make excuses for Islamic terrorism and seemed reluctant to admit to the size of the problem: There are amongst Muslims a few individuals or groups that use violence indiscriminately. ”63 26 A NA BEL ÉN S OAGE To that, we could add that he shares many of their objectives. 66 THE I SL A MIC AWA K ENING The distinction between moderate and radical Islamists first appeared in the Egypt of the 1970s as one of the consequences of the Islamic awakening (al-sahwa al-islamiyya).
Fi Fiqh al-Aqalliyyat al-Muslima, p. 67. Ibid. Ibid. p. 69; see also Ummatu-na Bayna Qarnayn, p. ” Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Bayyanat al-Hall al-Islami wa-Shubuhat al-Almaniyyin wal-Mutagharribin (Cairo: Matkabat al-Wahba, 1988), p. 183. Al-Sahwa al-Islamiyya Bayna al-Juhud wal-Tatarruf, p. 88; see also Al-Thaqafa al-Arabiyya al-Islamiyya, pp. 169–170. Of course, the ulema were not always as tolerant of science as the shaykh contends, but their record is without a doubt better than that of the Catholic Church.
The Muslim Brotherhood: The Organization and Policies of a Global Islamist Movement by Barry Rubin