Hassan al-Banna

1906 - 1949

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Sheikh Hassan Ahmed Abdel Rahman Muhammed al-Banna (Arabic: حسن أحمد عبد الرحمن محمد البنا‎; 14 October 1906 – 12 February 1949), known as Hassan al-Banna (Arabic: حسن البنا‎), was an Egyptian schoolteacher and imam, best known for founding the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the largest and most influential Islamic revivalist organizations.Al-Banna's writings marked a watershed in Islamic intellectual history by presenting a modern ideology based on Islam. Al-Banna considered Islam to be a comprehensive system of life, with the Quran as the only acceptable constitution. He called for Islamization of the state, the economy, and society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hassan al-Banna has received more than 627,611 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Hassan al-Banna is the 49th most popular social activist (down from 47th in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from Egypt (down from 89th in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian Social Activist.

Hassan al-Banna is most famous for being the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Among social activists, Hassan al-Banna ranks 49 out of 544Before him are Élie Ducommun, Shirin Ebadi, Babak Khorramdin, Thích Quảng Đức, Camilo Cienfuegos, and Emily Greene Balch. After him are Horst Wessel, Toussaint Louverture, Buenaventura Durruti, Yemelyan Pugachev, Alfred Hermann Fried, and Túpac Amaru II.

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Among people born in 1906, Hassan al-Banna ranks 36Before him are Léopold Sédar Senghor, Léon Degrelle, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Sayyid Qutb, Wassily Leontief, and Josef Kramer. After him are Albert Sabin, Oleg Antonov, Vladimir Prelog, Clyde Tombaugh, John Huston, and Hans Bethe. Among people deceased in 1949, Hassan al-Banna ranks 10Before him are George Gurdjieff, Georgi Dimitrov, Edward Thorndike, Margaret Mitchell, James Ensor, and Charles Ponzi. After him are Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Kim Jong-suk, Victor Fleming, Elton Mayo, Klaus Mann, and Axel Munthe.

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Among people born in Egypt, Hassan al-Banna ranks 92 out of 520Before him are Seti II (-1300), Saint Maurice (250), Athenaeus (200), Mohamed Morsi (1951), Paul of Thebes (227), and Mary of Egypt (344). After him are Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (985), Ramesses VI (-1175), Fuad I of Egypt (1868), Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator (-152), Djet (-3000), and Shepseskaf (-2600).


Among social activists born in Egypt, Hassan al-Banna ranks 1After him are Huda Sha'arawi (1879), Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad (1927), Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed (1872), Asmaa Mahfouz (1985), Aliaa Magda Elmahdy (1991), and Sarah Hegazi (1989).