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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 turning-point 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 Qur'an and Sunnah 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 823,410 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Hassan al-Banna is the 47th most popular social activist (up from 49th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 92nd 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 47 out of 538Before him are Emmeline Pankhurst, Alfred Hermann Fried, Carl von Ossietzky, Thích Quảng Đức, Yemelyan Pugachev, and Stenka Razin. After him are Shirin Ebadi, Babak Khorramdin, Alexey Stakhanov, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Witold Pilecki, and Mukhtar al-Thaqafi.

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Among people born in 1906, Hassan al-Banna ranks 31Before him are Henri Charrière, Hermann Fegelein, Giuseppe Farina, Ed Gein, Léon Degrelle, and Soichiro Honda. After him are Hans Asperger, Alexey Stakhanov, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Josef Kramer, John Huston, and Wassily Leontief. Among people deceased in 1949, Hassan al-Banna ranks 8Before him are Richard Strauss, Sigrid Undset, George Gurdjieff, Georgi Dimitrov, Edward Thorndike, and Margaret Mitchell. After him are Charles Ponzi, James Ensor, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Friedrich Bergius, Elton Mayo, and August Krogh.

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Among people born in Egypt, Hassan al-Banna ranks 77 out of 582Before him are Saint Maurice (250), Eric Hobsbawm (1917), Pachomius the Great (292), Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), Psamtik I (-700), and Lactantius (250). After him are Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Den (-3000), Isetnofret (-1250), Saint Menas (285), Mohamed Morsi (1951), and Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951).


Among social activists born in Egypt, Hassan al-Banna ranks 1After him are Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad (1927), Huda Sha'arawi (1879), Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed (1872), Maggie Gobran (1949), Sarah Hegazi (1989), Asmaa Mahfouz (1985), and Aliaa Magda Elmahdy (1991).