"In 1979, he left to join the Muslim Brotherhood. In 1984, he became a member, then deputy secretary-general, of the Engineers' Syndicate. He defected from the Brotherhood in 1995, after a row over the establishment of a new political party, to be called Al-Wasat. Madi applied twice for permission to form the party, but was turned down by the Committee on Political Parties, a semi-governmental body affiliated with the Shura Council." 
Resources and articles
- 'The hardest choice is moderation', ahram.org.eg, accessed February 7, 2011.