Umma Party (Egypt)

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Umma Party
Hizb Al-Umma
حزب الأمة
Chairman Ahmed Al-Sabahi Khalil
Founded 25 June 1983[1]
Headquarters Cairo
Ideology Islamic socialism, Islamism
Politics of Egypt
Political parties

The Umma Party (Arabic: حزب الأمة, Hizb Al-Umma) is a small Egyptian political party with a total membership of around 185 members. The party platform presses for promoting socialist democracy and adopting the Islamic sharia as the main source of legislation. The party expresses full support to efforts to establish peace with Israel. The Party nominated its head, Ahmed Al-Sabahi, to run for Egypt's first contested presidential elections. The Party fielded one candidate in the 2000 legislative polls.

Party principles[edit]

The party:[1]

  • Considers Egypt a part of the Arab and Islamic world
  • Calls for establishing a socialist and democratic system in Egypt
  • Calls of the adoption of Islamic law as the main source of legislation
  • Supports all efforts to establish peace with Israel
  • The party calls for building the society on principles of labor and production


  1. ^ a b "The Ummah Party". State Information Service. Archived from the original on 19 January 2007.