Freedom and Justice (Hurreyah we Adala) Party

The Islamist-based Freedom and Justice Party is one of the parties to rise from the 25 January Revolution. Its establishment was authorised by the Political Parties’ Committee on June 6, 2011. The party represents the Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded by Hassan El-Bana in 1928. The party is led by its president, Dr. Mohamed Morsy; its vice president, Essam El-Aryan; and its secretary general, Mohamed Saad El-Katatny.


General political and economic orientation

The party calls for the establishment of a civil state for which the Islamic Sharia is nevertheless the main source of legislation and within which the Islamic Shoura is followed, and people maintain the right to choose the head and members of the parliament and hold them accountable.

The party calls for economic freedom, for which the state must play a strong regulatory role in protecting market competition, preventing monopoly, and protecting poor people.


Quotes from the party manifesto

“The adoption of a civil state, ruled neither by the military nor religion.”

“Support for the empowerment of women of their complete rights, which do not conflict with the basic values of society.”

“The belief that equality, justice, and liberty are all God-given rights to humankind as well as the inherent rights of citizenship, without prejudice based on belief, gender, or color and with consideration that individual freedom does not tresspass on the rights of other individuals or nations.”

“The assertion that treaties and agreements among nations must be accepted by the people, which will not occur unless they are based on the concept of justice and fulfill the interests of their parties. These parties must implement the articles of these treaties faithfully and accurately.”


About the party

The Muslim Brotherhood first indicated its interest in forming a party in 1996. This was followed by a series of party-based detentions and military trials of its members.

After winning 20 percent of the People’s Assembly’s seats in 2005, the party restated its intent but did not name the party. Thereafter, a program was prepared and its draft was distributed to key political figures in Egypt and abroad.