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An inspirational and motivational account of a leading woman figure of the Islamic movement who was falsely accused in 1965 of conspiring to kill Jamal Abd al-Nasir, the President of Egypt.
ZAINAB 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 al Muslimeneen since the late 30’s and actively participated in many Islamic programmes, she formally joined the Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) in 1948.
After the assassination of Hassan al-Banna in 1949 , she played a major role in the re-orginasitation 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 presidency .
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 periodicals. Her latest book is a two-volume study on the Tafsir of the Qur’an.
RETURN OF THE PHAROAH relates how Zainab al-Ghazali was 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 through in the notorious Egyptian prison. Instead of dampening her enthusiasm for Islam and the Islamic movement , the afflictions 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 active witness to one of the most volatile periods of Egypt’s contemporary history.
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In Islamic history ladies have not lagged behind in the struggle to establish truth and eradicate falsehood, to uphold Islamic values and principles, and for that matter establish Islam as a living, thriving, and forward-looking religion. Zaynab Al-Ghazali is one of such dynamic ladies. Continue reading