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date: 26 September 2020

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This article analyzes the religious and political discourse of Hasan al-Banna. It begins by describing al-Banna’s life and career. It then examines his discourses based on three main principles that constitute the essence of political Islam: (1) the Islamic state and Shari`ah, (2) Islam and politics, and (3) democracy and shūrā.

Keywords: political Islam, Islamic state, Shari`ah, democracy, shūrā

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