Biography of Ahmad Farid
Ahmed Farid is an Egyptian Daai’a, he was born in Minya Al-Kamj city, in Egypt in 1952. He grew up in a modest family. Her mother died by cancer when he was a baby and was raised by his father. He studied one year in the Medicine faculty of Mansoura, and then he moved to the University of Alexandria where he had his bachelor’s degree in medicine.
During his studies, Sheikh Ahmad Farid met Ibrahim Zaafarani, who became later one of the prominent leaders of the “Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin” group, and they founded together “Al-Jamaâa Al-Islamia” which is an extension of the “Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin” in the University of Alexandria.
After his graduation, Sheikh Ahmad Farid went to the compulsory military service, but he was surprised by registrating him as a reservist soldier, which he indirectly rejected by abstaining from shaving his beard and changing his clothes. Then, he was sentenced to prison several times, before being definitely fired from the military service. When he went out from prison, he found that “Al-Jamaâa Al-Islamia” was split into two parts, the first half joined “Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin”, while the other half, created the Salafi movement. Then, he joined the second half for it accordance with convictions and inclinations, because he did not share the same ideas with the “Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin”.
Sheikh Ahmad Farid wrote many books, and gave various lessons and lectures inside and outside Egypt.