Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman

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Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman is a radical Egptian Sunni Islamist theologian. Blind since the age of 10 months because of diabetes, Rahman completed a Ph.D. in Islamic jurisprudence at University of al-Azhar in Cairo. As a professor of theology he adapted the teachings of the Egyptian Sayyid Qutb and the Pakistani Abul Ala el-Mawdudi.


  • Mary Anne Weaver. 1999, 2000. A Portrait of Egypt: A Journey Through the Wolrd of Miltiant Islam. Farrar, Strauss, Giroux. ISBN 0374527105. Pp. 90-95.
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