Return of the Pharaoh: Memoirs in Nasirs Prison
Return of the Pharoah relates how, falsley accused of conspiring to kill Jamal Abd An Nasr, the author was arrested and imprisoned. While awaiting trial she was subjected to the most teribble and inhumane torture. This book describes in a captiviating manner the ordeal which this Muslim activist went through in the notorious Egyptian prisons. This book describes in a captivating manner the ordeal which this Muslim activist went thorugh in the notorious Egyptian prison. Instead of dampering her enthusiasam for Islam and the Islamic movement , the afflications and savageries in Nasir 's prisons increased her commitment and dedication to the cause of Islam. This autobiographical work can be considered a historic document in that its author was an aactive withness to one of the most volatile periods of Egypt's contemporary history.
ZANAB AL-GHAZALI was born in Egypt in 1917. At the age of twenty she formed a major women's charitable organization which rendered valuable service to the poor , orphans and the underprivileged. Although she had acquaintance with Imam Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Ikhwan, since the late 30's and actively particapated in many islamic programmes , she formally joined the Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) in 1948. After the assissination of Hassan al-Banna in 1949, she played a major role in the re-orginazitation of the Muslim Brotherhood .She was arrested in 1965 for an alleged conspiracy to kill Jamal 'Abd al-Nasir and overthrow his government .She was released from prison in 1971 during Anwar Sadat's presidency .In addition to being very active in Da'wah work, Zainab al-Ghazali has been a prolific write, contributing regularly to major Islamic journals and periodical. Her latest book is a two-volume study on the Tafsir of the Qur'an