Abstract

This paper aims to study the influence of the Wasateyya (centrist) school of thought on the Muslim Brotherhood's second generation of leaders. The study shows that the Wasateyya school and its advocates within the Muslim Brotherhood were unsuccessful in bringing about a meaningful change in the direction of moderateness within the movement. The research assesses the influence of the Wasateyya school of thought by evaluating the compatibility of Qaradawi's ideology with that of four members of the middle generation of the Brotherhood; Abd El Moniem Abul Fotouh, Essam el Eryan, Khairat al Shater, and Mohamed Morsi. The thesis is composed of seven large sections; sections one to three introduce the research question, methodology, and limitations. Section four is a literature review, section five addresses the relationship between Qaradawi and the second generation of the MB and defines ideological and political Wasateyya, section six is about the case study of the four leaders, and finally section seven concludes the main findings of the study.

Department

Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Date of Award

2-1-2015

Online Submission Date

December 2015

First Advisor

Donath, Christian

Committee Member 1

Albercht, Holger, Ashraf Al Sherif

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

123 p.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Qaraḍāwī, Yūsuf.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Moderation -- Religious aspects -- Islam.

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