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Morals and social life

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The themes discussed in this chapter cover the areas of morals and social, community-related, civilization-related, and political considerations. The theme of jihad and the theme of sacrifice are part of the ten pillars of the Brotherhood, fundamental principles developed by Hassan Al-Bannā, around which the life of militants is to be organized. Founding his argument upon several suras, he established the centrality of the pre-existing Islamic concept of jihad. The themes of "good" behavior and the crucial role of the family are very central. This includes the investment made by women in their education, and of active participation in society once her responsibilities towards her family have been fulfilled, is also subject to sustained attention. The zakāt as a principle of social justice does not constitute a priority in MB circles. Certainly, the practice of giving money, of zakāt is one of the pillars of Islam.

Keywords: Hassan Al-Bannā; Islamic morality; jihad; social justice



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