Muhammad Farouq Tayfur was born in Hama 1945. As an architect, he worked in Saudi Arabia, but later on devoted his whole time to the Muslim Brotherhood. He held many leading positions in the Brotherhood. He is regarded to be one of the most powerful political figures in the Brotherhood. He is now Deputy Secretary General of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and vice president of the Syrian National Council. He is also co-vice-president of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces.