Parliaments and Parties in Egypt

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CH. III -- YOUNG EGYPT262

Another secret society, claiming to be a political party, existed in Alexandria in the year 1879 and, judging by the absence of any prior mention, was probably founded not much earlier. Unlike the National Party, it was chiefly composed of intellectuals, and educated Jews played an important part in it. It was named "Young Egypt" (Misr al-fatât), probably an adaptation of the name of a more famous patriotic society -- "Young Italy".

The leaders of the society were Muslims: the President's identity is unknown, but Muhammad Amîn, chief clerk of the Asyût Court, was Vice-President, and Mahmûd Wâsif, the editor of "Al-'adl", was secretary (kâtim al-asrâr). These two induced ' Abd Allâh Nadîm, already a well-known journalist at the time, to join Young Egypt. Other prominent members included Adîb Ishâq and Salîm al-Naqqâsh. It was Nadîm who afterwards persuaded Muhammad Amîn and Mahmûd Wâsif to leave Young Egypt and found another society (not a secret one), named Al-jam'iyya al-khairiyya al-islâmiyya, which bore a philanthropic and educational character263.

Information about the weekly meetings of Young Egypt was sent to Sanua, who published it covertly in his "Abû Naddâra"264. The society, however, contained enough talent to enable it to publish a paper of its own. A periodical named "Misr al-fatât" began to appear in Alexandria towards the end of the year 1879. Published first in French and then in Arabic, it criticized foreign influence in Egypt bitterly and was banned by

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262
This chapter, slightly modified, was published in the B.S.O.S., vol. XV, part 1, 1953, pp. 161-164.
263
Zaidân, "Tarâjim", vol. II, pp. 107-108. Article on "Al-Sayyid 'Abd Allâh Nadîm", in Al-hilâl, vol. V, Feb 1, 1897, pp. 403-404. Al-Râfi'î, "Al-thaura al-'urâbiyya", pp. 531-532. Galal, op. cit., p. 110.
264
Anonymous, "Egypt for the Egyptians. A retrospect and a prospect", p. 103; cf. ibid., pp. 103-106.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Acknowledgements iii
  • Table of Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Introduction 1
  • First Part Parliamentary Institutions 5
  • Ch. I -- the 1866-1867 Assembly 7
  • Ch. II -- the Assemblies from 1868 to 1878 16
  • Ch. III -- the 1879 Assembly 23
  • Ch. IV -- the 1881-1882 Assembly 28
  • Ch. V -- Parliamentary Life, 1883-1912 41
  • Ch. VI -- the Legislative Assembly 55
  • Ch. VII -- the 1924 Parliament 59
  • Second Part Political Parties 71
  • Ch. I -- the Secret Societies 73
  • Ch. II -- the National Party 84
  • Ch. III -- Young Egypt 101
  • Ch. IV -- Al-Hizb Al-Watani 104
  • Ch. V -- Minor Parties in the Early 20th Century 136
  • Ch. Vi--The Wafd 169
  • Conlusion -- the Recent Years 175
  • Abbreviations 194
  • Bibliography 195
  • Index of Persons 209
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