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el-Ikhwan el-Muslimeen or is it al-Ikhwan al-Muslimuun?

Reader comment on item: A Century of the Muslim Brotherhood

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 4, 2022 at 09:35

Dr. Pipes,

Thank you for your review of Ms Farahat's book and on my list of books to read.

I just noticed recently that wikipedia calls the organization of the Muslim Brotherhood: الاخوان المسلمون and not الاخوان المسلمين

In Classical Arabic the masculine plural subject ends with either Waw and Nuun or Ya and Nuun so both are correct and check this video for readers that study Arabic language grammar and check minute 12:00


However, in Egyptian Arabic: الجمع في المصري علي وزن فعاليين or the plural in Egyptian (Arabic) follows Fa'aaleen (plural of the basic F-'-L) This means that الاخوان المسلمون is not Egyptian Arabic and the correct Egyptian Arabic is الاخوان المسلمين and this is the name of the organization that was established in Egypt by Egyptians.

Check this link under الجنس و العدد


Also notice that this page is written in Egyptian Arabic and not Modern Classical Arabic and Kudos to wikipedia for admitting that Egyptian Arabic is هي لغة مصرية ومش لهجة عربية or: It (Egyptian Arabic) is the Egyptian language and it is not an Arabic (language) dialect

Now in this latest Muslim Brotherhood Logo it is called

جماعة الاخوان المسلمين

Or The Organization of al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen

And added to the logo in the last line:

الاخوان المسلمون

Or al-Ikhwan al-Muslimuun

Why is this taking place? I suspect that the Muslim Brotherhood must be distancing themselves from Egyptian Arabic



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