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The Brotherhood through action

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In order to approach the difficult question of the nature of the heritage of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), many partisans and sympathizers reduce the ideological scope of the movement. They maintain that the movement only consists in proposals for general practical orientations, in respect of action. An initial dimension of the ethos of the MB consists in recognizing the importance placed on a profound and primordial Islamic faith that is the source of life. As a consequence of such faith, a Muslim Brother is supposed to be following a pathway toward God, that is, to orient his thoughts and his actions in accordance with divine prescriptions. The second constitutive aspect of the ethos of the Brotherhood consists in the organization of the transmission of the message and of action. A third aspect of the organization's ethos is based upon the idea of putting forth continuous or sustained effort.

Keywords: human action; Muslim Brotherhood (MB); primordial Islamic faith



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