Mohamed Najeeb was an Egyptian political figure who played a significant role in the country’s politics during the early 20th century. He was born in 1879 in the city of Mansoura and was educated at the University of Alexandria. Najeeb began his political career as a member of the Wafd Party. Which was there in 1910 with the goal of achieving independence from British colonial rule. He quickly rose through the ranks of the party and became a key figure in its leadership. In 1924, he was elected as the first secretary-general of the Wafd Party, a position he held until his death in 1942. During his time as secretary-general, Najeeb played a key role in organizing the party’s activities and building its support base. He also traveled extensively throughout Egypt, speaking to crowds and promoting the party’s message of independence.

Naguib in 1954

Free Officers Movement

Mohamed Naguib was first introduced to the Free Officers Movement by Abdel Hakim Amer during his tenure as the director of the Royal Military Academy in Cairo. The Free Officers were a group of nationalist army officer veterans of the unsuccessful nationalist uprisings of 1935-36 and 1945-46 as well as the 1948 Arab Israeli War, fiercely opposed to the continuing presence of British military personnel in Egypt and Sudan since 1882, and the attendant political role that the United Kingdom had in Egyptian affairs.

In 1936

In 1936, he was a member of the parliament. And he went on to serve in a number of important positions in the government. Including minister of finance and minister of justice. Najeeb was famous for his strong leadership skills and his commitment to the principles of democracy and justice. He was a fierce opponent of British colonialism and worked tirelessly to promote the rights of the Egyptian people. Despite his many accomplishments, Najeeb’s life ended by his death in 1942. However, his legacy lived on, and he is still remembered today as one of Egypt’s most important political figures.