Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 2 – Issue 8) / studies

The Political Thought of Abu Mohamed al-Maqdisi

October 2017

October 2017

Researcher in Islamic movements, preparing for a master’s degree in Islamic studies


In the past two decades, an armed intellectual stream has emerged within the Islamic space, known in the media as “al-Salafiyyah al-Jihadiyya” (Jihadi Salafism), and has had a significant impact, especially in the geographical spots that had witnessed external occupation or internal popular revolts . Among the most prominent guides and influencers in the youth regarding this trend, is Sheikh Abu Mohamed al-Maqdisi. This study provides a biography of Abu Mohamed al-Maqdisi, his most important ideas, and how far he was influential on his current and the Islamic nation in general.

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