Mustafa Mashhur

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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 this 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.[1]

In 1995, Mashhur published “Jihad Is the Way”, the last of a five-volume work titled “The Laws of Da’wa.” Da’wa means to “summon” others to Islam, essentially a form of proselytizing to non-Muslims. “Jihad Is the Way” detailed Mashhur’s views as to how the Muslim Brotherhood determined to advance Islam's global conquest, to reestablish an Islamic Caliphate, and to infuse all Muslims with a sense of duty to wage jihad (battle) against Israel[2].


  1. ^ Springborg, Robert (1989). Mubarak's Egypt: Fragmentation of the Political Order. Boulder: Westview Press. p. 235. ISBN 0-8133-7643-2. 
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Religious titles
Preceded by
Muhammad Hamid Abu al-Nasr
General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood
Succeeded by
Ma'mun al-Hudaybi