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This detailed study traces the development of the Brotherhood in Jordan from its establishment in 1945 to its present-day immersion in Jordan's parliamentary politics. The Muslim Brotherhood's infrastructure in the mosques, the Qur'anic schools and the universities has given it a ready-made political base. In recent years, Islamist opposition to Jordan's peace accord with Israel has strained the movement's relations with the monarchy. While the King presently holds the Muslim Brotherhood in check, the movement could pose a challenge to the royal family in a time of transition.