Mustafa Mashhur (Ar.: مصطفى مشهور) (lived 1921-November 14, 2002) was the fifth General Guide (leader) of the Muslim Brothers. He was the official head of the Egyptian Islamist organization from 1996 until 2002, although outside observers have suggested that he informally ran the organization during the ten-year term of his predecessor Muhammad Hamid Abu al-Nasr as well. Like his predecessor, 'Umar al-Tilmisani, Mashhur was a wealthy landowner, reflecting the higher class status of the Brothers after their alliance with the state under Sadat.
- Springborg, 1989, p 235
Springborg, Robert, Mubarak's Egypt: Fragmentation of the Political Order, Westview Press. Boulder, CO., 1989.
Muhammad Hamid Abu al-Nasr
|General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood