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The Sayyid Qutb Reader
     

The Sayyid Qutb Reader

by Albert J. Bergesen, Albert Bergesen
 

ISBN-10: 041595424X

ISBN-13: 9780415954242

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Anyone who wants to understand what militant Muslims think has to understand what they read—and they read Sayyid Qutb, the intellectual father of Islamic fundamentalism. Qutb, an Egyptian literary critic and philosopher who was appalled by American decadence, gained prominence in the Muslim Brotherhood, was imprisoned by Nasser, and hanged in 1966. Through his

Overview

Anyone who wants to understand what militant Muslims think has to understand what they read—and they read Sayyid Qutb, the intellectual father of Islamic fundamentalism. Qutb, an Egyptian literary critic and philosopher who was appalled by American decadence, gained prominence in the Muslim Brotherhood, was imprisoned by Nasser, and hanged in 1966. Through his death and prolific writings he became a martyr for the cause of political Islam. His work is virtually unknown outside the Muslim world, but Qutb is at the heart of the intellectual rationale for jihad and violence in the name of Islam.

The Sayyid Qutb Reader is the first collection of his selected works available to the general public. As such, this valuable introduction to Qutb’s core intellectual ideas should be read by anyone who wants to understand one of the most important conflicts of our age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415954242
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Life, Context, and Core Ideas 1. Qutb in Historical Context 2. Qutb’s Core Ideas Part 2: Selected Writings 3. Milestones 4. Prologue, from In The Shade of the Qur’an, Volume 7: SURAH 8, Al-Anfal (The Spoils of War) 5. The Basis of Inter-Communal Relations, from In The Shade of the Qur’an, Volume 8, SURAH 9, Al-Tawbah (The Repentance) 6. The Earth’s Suffocating Expanse, from In The Shade of the Qur’an, Volume 8, SURAH 9: Al-Tawbah (The Repentance) 7. Religion and Society in Christianity and in Islam, from Social Justice in Islam 8. Sorrows of the Countryside, from A Child of the Countryside

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