The Political Thought of Sayyid Qutb: The Theory of Jahiliyyah

The Political Thought of Sayyid Qutb: The Theory of Jahiliyyah

by Sayed Khatab


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415553834
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Dr Sayed Khatab is a researcher in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University. His research interests focus on the politics in the Middle East, and Islamic political thought and movements in the modern world. Among his publications: 'Arabism and Islamism in Sayyid Qutb's Thought on Nationalism1, The Muslim World, 94, 2 (2004), 217-244

Table of Contents

1. Prologue 2. What the Early Muslims Meant by Jahiliyyah 3. Qutb's Intellectual Life and Character 4. Distinctions between Islam and Jahiliyyah

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"Sayed Khatab should be commended for having taken up the responsibility of introducing Sayyid Qutb and his theory of Jahiliyyah, through this book, to the English-speaking world… The book is worth reading to know and understand a prominent ideologue of Islamic socio-political and the evolution of his thought process. The book highlights the need for an objective critique of Qutb’s ideas, its conformity or otherwise with the basic philosophy of Islam, its applicability to the modern world and its implications." – Ather Zaidi, Islamic Studies, Vol: 4, Winter 2010

"I highly recommend this well-researched book to scholars and student of Islamic studies and political islam. I agree with the author that to date there has been no in-depth study of this important concept. Thus, this work is a welcome contribution to the field" - Hussam S. Timani, Newport University, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 2008

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