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Title:Aspects of the political involvement of Sufi orders in twentieth century Egypt (1907-1970): an exploratory stock-taking
Author:Jong, Fred deISNI
Book title:Islam, nationalism, and radicalism in Egypt and the Sudan
Geographic term:Egypt
Subjects:Muslim brotherhoods
political conditions
Abstract:With the founding of political parties in Egypt in the early twentieth century, a polity developed that was basically structured by these parties, the British presence and the Palace, until the revolution of 1952. Heads of Sufi orders made use of and benefitted from their connections with persons within this polity. On the other hand, there were also cases of Sufi orders being used for political purposes by party politicians, the British and the Palace. These forms of political involvement continued after the revolution. This article presents a number of cases illustrating these forms of political involvement in the eras before and after the revolution, until 1970. Notes, ref.