Islam: The Influence Of The Muslim Brotherhood

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"Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope”- Motto of the Muslim Brotherhood. [1]
The Muslim Brotherhood, or Ikhwaan as it is also referred to , is one of the oldest and most important religious organizations whose inception was 80 years ago. It is, as it’s name suggests, a representative of political, Sunni Islam, that began as a welfare group, but soon rose to power, becoming much more influential than the Egyptian government. The Brotherhood aims at helping both Muslims and non-Muslims understand the importance of the Quran and Sunnah (teachings of Prophet Muhammad), which would act as a foundation for society and state, so as to restore the caliphate and
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In regard to the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the group has publicly denounced it as criminal and unjust. Mohamed Soudan , the Foreign Relations Secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party, said “We condemn this criminal attack on the newspaper.” [2]

The Brotherhood is not rigid in it’s thinking ; it has changed it’s beliefs to become more moderate over the generations, rather than radical. However, when Islam is taken into consideration, it is clear in it’s teachings: Sharia Law defines it’s legal system and drives it’s ideologies. The inclination towards governing the state with these underlying principles further goes to prove that it supports the involvement of religion along with the jurisprudence. As far as freedom of speech is considered, the brotherhood believes that Muslims are free to express how they feel, as long as it conforms to the parameters of the moral code of Sharia. The Brotherhood has officially renounced the use of violence of any sort and hence justified it’s condemnation of various unnecessary attacks, inclusive of Charlie Hebdo and

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