Mohammed Mahdi Akef

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Muhammad Mahdi 'Akef
محمد مهدي عاكف
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7th General Guide of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood
In office
January 2004 – January 2010
Preceded byMa'mun al-Hudaybi
Succeeded byMohammed Badie
Personal details
Born(1928-07-12)July 12, 1928
Kafr Awad Al-Seneita, Dakahliya, Egypt
DiedSeptember 22, 2017(2017-09-22) (aged 89)
Cairo, Egypt
Alma materAin Shams University

Mohammed Mahdi Akef (Arabic: محمد مهدى عاكف) (July 12, 1928 – September 22, 2017) was the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egypt-based Islamic political movement, from 2004 until 2010. He assumed the post, that of "general guide" (Arabic: مرشد العام) (frequently translated as "chairman") upon the death of his predecessor, Ma'mun al-Hudaybi. Akef was arrested on 4 July 2013.[1]

On 14 July 2013 Egypt's new prosecutor general Hisham Barakat ordered his assets to be frozen.[2]

Akef died on 22 September 2017 in Cairo of sepsis at the age of 89.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former Brotherhood supreme guide Akef arrested". Ahram Online. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  2. "Asset freeze for Islamist leaders goes into action". Egypt Independent. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  3. "Former Egypt Brotherhood leader Akef dies aged 89". www.enca.com. Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  4. Press, The Associated (2017-09-22). "Former Leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mahdi Akef Dies at 89". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-09-22.