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Return of the Pharaoh: Memoir in Nasir's Prison (Zainab al-Ghazali)

Return of the Pharaoh: Memoir in Nasir's Prison (Zainab al-Ghazali)



ISBN: 0860372405
Author: Zainab Al-Ghazali
Publisher: Islamic Foundation (UK)
Pages: 1890 Binding: Paperback

Description from the publisher:

ZANAB AL-GHAZALI AL-JUBAILI was born in Egypt in 1917. At the age of twenty she formed a major women's charitable organization which rendered valuable service to the poor , orphans and the underprivileged. Although she had acquaintance with Shaikh Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Ikhwan, since the late 30's and actively particapated in many islamic programmes , she formally joined the Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) in 1948. After the assissination of Hassan al-Banna in 1949 , she played a major role in the re-orginazitation of the Muslim Brotherhood .She was arrested in 1965 for an alleged conspiracy to kill Jamal 'Abd al-Nasir and overthrow his government .She was released from prison in 1971 during Anwar Sadat's predsidecny .In addition to being very active in Da'wah work, Zainab al-Ghazali has been a prolific write, contributing regularly to major Islamic journals and periodical. Her latest book is a two-volume study on the Tafsir of the Qur'an. RETURN OF THE PHAROAH relates how, falsely accused of conspiring to kill jamal 'Abd al-Nasir the president of Egypt in 1965 , the author was arrested and imprisoned. While awaiting trial she was subjected to the most terrible and inhuman torture. This book describes in a captivating manner the ordeal which this Muslim activist went thorugh in the notorious Egyptian prison. Instead of dampering her enthusiasam for Islam and the Islamic movement , the afflications and savageries in Nasir 's prisons increased her commitment and dedication to the cause of Islam. This autobiographical work can be considered a historic document in that its author was an aactive withness to one of the most volatile periods of Egypt's contemporary history.


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