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  Sayyid Qutb
Sayyid Qutb was born on 8 October 1906, in a village called "Musha" in the township of Qaha in the province of Assyout in Egypt.
Sayyid Qutb resumed his job as a teacher and inspector in the ministry of education before he resigned in October 1952 (again because of his repeated philosophical disagreements with the minister of education and many of his colleagues).
Sayyid Qutb will always be remembered for his legacy of clearly defining the basic ideas of the Oneness and sovereignty of Allah, the clear distinction between pure faith and the association of partners with Allah (Shirk) overt and hidden, and the only hope for salvation of humanity.
www.youngmuslims.ca /biographies/display.asp?ID=7   (1141 words)

 Sayyid Qutb, Ted Thornton, NMH, Northfield Mount Hermon
In 1964, Qutb, having suffered torture and ten years of incarceration in Nasser's prisons, published his best known work, Milestones, (Ma'alim fi'l Tariq: alternate translation of the title is Signposts) a work that has inspired some of the most extreme expressions of Islamic revivalism, such as Islamic Jihad and Takfir wa-l Hijra.
Qutb was an employee at the time in the Egyptian Ministry of Education.
Qutb was deeply offended by the racism he observed (and experienced first-hand) and was scandalized by the openness between the sexes in American society.
www.nmhschool.org /tthornton/sayyid_qutb.htm   (755 words)

 Sayyid Qutb
Qutb was all his life the believer in conservative Islamic values, but it was his experiences in the USA that formed the ideology that he now is remembered for.
Qutb promoted the idea that governments led by human ideals were illegal; a society should be governed according to the laws of Islam, which he believed were manifest in the Sharia.
Qutb's legacy has been preserved by many, and among them is his brother Muhammad Qutb, who fled to Saudi Arabia and became a professor of Islamic Studies.
i-cias.com /e.o/qutb_s.htm   (528 words)

 PWHCE Middle East Project: Sayyid Qutb Profile
Qutb was an admirer of America until, in his capacity as an employee of the Egyptian education department, he travelled to America in 1948, remaining until 1951.
Sayyid Qutb was to become a prominent intellectual in the vaccuum that followed al-Banna's death and the 1952 Free Officer's Coup,
Qutb believes that the creative energy of the West is spent, with the systems of the West bankrupt and drawing on Marxist models which themselves have failed.
www.pwhce.org /qutb.html   (1726 words)

 Remembering Sayyid Qutb
In this Sayyid Qutb departed from Maulana Maudoodi's articulation of "partial jahiliyyah" in which the late Pakistani scholar was prepared to concede to the systems prevalent in Muslim societies some room for modification and hence a degree of respectability.
Qutb's disappointment at seeing the supposedly respectable organs of public opinion indulging in a vicious attacks on the character of a leading Islamic leader can be imagined.
Sayyid Qutb wrote a number of books, including the well-known tafseer, Fi Zilal al-Qur'an ('In the shade of the Qur'an'), in which he explains Qur'anic ayaat with references to other ayaat of the noble Book.
www.youngmuslims.ca /online_library/books/milestones/remember.asp   (1288 words)

 Qutb, Sayyid Biography | eorl_11_package.xml
Sayyid Qutb (1906–1966), among the most influential Islamist thinkers of the twentieth century, was born on October 9, 1906, in the village of Musha (Upper Egypt).
Qutb's scheme stressed the twin concepts of jahiliyya (paganism) and hakimiyya (sovereignty) on the one hand, and on the other called for the adoption of jihad as the ultimate means for delivering political power to a new generation of Islamist revolutionaries.
Qutb warned that the struggle to restore Islam is long and arduous and involves adherence to a strict code by a cohort of professional revolutionaries.
www.bookrags.com /biography/qutb-sayyid-eorl-11   (1791 words)

 Religioscope - Interview wit Prof. Abu Rabi about Sayyid Qutb
Initially Sayyid Qutb was a secular man of letters in Egypt, before he converted fully to Islamic ideas in the 1940s.
But the second major factor that led perhaps to an increase in the charisma of Sayyid Qutb is the Nasserite  revolution of 1952, because now, after 1952, we are dealing with a fundamentally different situation than had been current in Egypt before that time.
In the 1940s or so, Sayyid Qutb began to be more and more aware of the importance of the Quran in the Islamic life.
www.religioscope.com /info/dossiers/textislamism/qutb_aburabi.htm   (4051 words)

 The Thought of Sayyid Qutb by Luke Loboda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Qutb argues that such exploitation allowed the temporal leaders, who were in a power struggle with the papacy, to use the people against the Church: "They resorted mainly to unveiling the scandals of the clergymen, exposing their clandestine perfidy and personal debauchery, which had been disguised behind priestly robes and ecclesiastical ritual."40
Qutb claims that "if any individual pass the night hungry, the blame attaches to the community because it did not bestir itself to feed him."100 Qutb compares Islamic society to one body because it is a community of believers.
Qutb summarizes this view by stating: "The fundamental principle is that property belongs to the community in general; individual possession is a stewardship which carries with it conditions and limitations."112 His rights are reliant on fulfillment of his economic duties to society because all property is owned by God in the larger sense.
www.ashbrook.org /publicat/thesis/loboda/home.html   (17496 words)

 Alex Forrest's Blog: Sayyid Qutb
Sayyid Qutb was one of the intellectual leaders and shapers of what is today thought of as radical Islam.
Those years were seminal for Qutb, for it was largely the result of his time in the United States and his disgust with its society that led him to embrace a more radical, fundamentalist Islam.
Qutb was arrested again in 1964, shortly after the publication of Milestones, and largely because of the content of the book itself.
alexforrest.blogspot.com /2006/04/sayyid-qutb.html   (402 words)

 The Wahhabi Myth - Salafism, Wahhabism, Qutbism
Sayyid Qutb (1906-66) was born in a small town in Upper Egypt and moved to Cairo as an adolescent in order to further his education.
Qutb's lack of knowledge in Islam coupled by his jailing led him to change his understanding of Islam according to the circumstances he was faced with.
This environment caused Qutb to form a particular outlook of the world, and his absence of proper grounding in the methodology of the early rightly-guided Muslims caused him to fall into the dangerous orientation of expelling people from the fold of Islam due to their sins...
www.thewahhabimyth.com /qutb.htm   (727 words)

 Is this the man who inspired Bin Laden? | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
Qutb, regarded as the father of modern fundamentalism and described by his (Arab) biographer as "the most famous personality of the Muslim world in the second half of the 20th century", is being increasingly cited as the figure who has most influenced the al-Qaida leader.
Qutb was the most influential advocate in modern times of jihad, or Islamic holy war, and the chief developer of doctrines that legitimise violent Muslim resistance to regimes that claim to be Muslim, but whose implementation of Islamic precepts is judged to be imperfect.
Qutb was born in 1906, in Mush, a small village in Upper Egypt.
www.guardian.co.uk /g2/story/0,3604,584478,00.html   (1391 words)

 Crunchy Con: Sayyid Qutb - Rod Dreher, Conservative blog, Beliefnet conservative politics and religion blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Berman goes on to say that Qutb believed the crisis of modernity was the fault of Christianity, primarily, because in his view it separated the sacred from the secular, church from state.
Qutb's vanguard was going to reinstate shariah, the Muslim code, as the legal code for all of society.
The followers of Qutb speak, in their wild fashion, of enormous human problems, and they urge one another to death and to murder.
www.beliefnet.com /blogs/crunchycon/2006/06/sayyid-qutb.html   (1000 words)

 Memories of Sayyid Qutb: An Interview With John Calvert - Worldpress.org
Qutb came from a middle-class family in the countryside, and he talks about the guilt he felt when he realized that there were people in his immediate environment who were very poor, living dreadful lives.
And certainly, for Qutb, one the major reasons for the Islamic decline is the impact of the West in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Qutb was tortured and, in 1958, witnessed the massacre of dozens of Brothers in Tura Prison.
www.worldpress.org /Mideast/2150.cfm   (1906 words)

 Amazon.com: Social Justice in Islam: Books: Sayyid Qutb,John B. Hardie,Hamid Algar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
From Secularism to Jihad: Sayyid Qutb and the Foundations of Radical Islamism by Adnan A. Musallam
Qutb argues that zakat, properly understood, provides a means for rectifying the imbalances and momentary instabilities of the market while preserving private property and commerce; enables the protection and just distribution of common goods, and provides both principles and practices that secure social welfare without breeding dependency or diminishing human dignity.
Qutb's book is a study in cultural chauvinism, filled with denigration of foreign cultures and religions.
www.amazon.com /Social-Justice-Islam-Sayyid-Qutb/dp/1889999113   (1258 words)

 Sayyid Qutb
In 1964, Qutb, having suffered torture as well as ten years of incarceration in Nasser's concentration camps, published perhaps his best known work, Milestones, [Ma'alim fi'l Tariq ] a work that has inspired some of the more extreme expressions of Islamic revivalism, such as Islamic Jihad and Takfir wa-l Hijra.
In addition to his experience of torture under Nasser, Qutb's concept of jahiliyya ("pagan ignorance") was also deeply influenced by his unpleasant experience living in the United States from 1948 until 1951.
In The Shade of The Qur'an : Vols.
onlineislamicstore.com /syedqutb.html   (782 words)

 How bad U.S. visit influenced ‘Osama’s brain’ - International Terrorism - MSNBC.com
According to many experts, a clue may lie in the life and works of Sayyid Qutb, an Islamic ideologue who was radicalized after an overwhelmingly negative experience in the United States and later imprisoned and executed by Gamal Abdel Nasser’s regime in Egypt in 1966.
“Sayyid Qutb’s role in inspiring the Islamic resurgence of the last generation should not be underestimated or ignored,” Gohel said.
The time proved to be formative for Qutb, who had closely followed American popular culture and at the time viewed the United States as a somewhat positive influence, especially when contrasted with the European colonialism he had witnessed growing up in the Middle East.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/9323776   (578 words)

 Sayyid Qutb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sayyid Qutb (IPA pronunciation: ['saɪjɪd 'kʌtəb]) (Arabic: سيد قطب‎; 9 October 1906 (The Library of Congress has his birth year as 1903).
Whether he esposed dictatorship, or later rule by Sharia law with essentially no government at all, Sayyid Qutb's mature political views always centered on Islam - Islam as a complete system of morality, justice and governance, whose Sharia laws and principles should be the sole basis of governance and everything else in life.
Qutb also opposed the then popular ideology of Arab nationalism, having become disallusioned with the 1952 Nasser Revolution and exposed to regime's practices of arbitrary arrest, torture, and deadly violence during his imprisonment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sayyid_Qutb   (3062 words)

 NPR : Sayyid Qutb's America
Sayyid Qutb, behind bars during his trial in Eqypt on charges he was helping an effort to overthrow the government.
Qutb increasingly saw the redemption of Egypt in the application of Islamic law.
Qutb pointed out many things Americans take for granted as examples of the nation's culture of greed -- for example, the green lawns in front of homes in Greeley.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=1253796   (1072 words)

 Amazon.com: In the Shade of the Quran: Books: Sayyid Qutb,M. A. Salahi,A. A. Shamis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sayid qutb was an influential member of the muslim brotherhood who's writings still to this day misguide many.
Sayyid Qutb is one of the most influential thinkers in modern Islam.
Though not a scholar, Sayyid Qutb's tafseer (explanation/interpretation) of the last section of the Quran is fascinating.
www.amazon.com /Shade-Quran-Sayyid-Qutb/dp/1882837185   (1366 words)

 Sayyid Qutb | MetaFilter
You say you read the article, billsaysthis, but I find it hard to believe; the entire thing, and Sayyid Qutb's entire philosophy, is about religion.
Both Pirsig and Qutb observed that rationalism/logic have been a tremendous tool -- and done a fair amount of damage to human spirit/psyche in some way.
Qutb heads straight for the Koran and pulls out a set of laws which must be established on society by any means necessary.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/24561   (1448 words)

 |troid.org| The Inflexible Ruling Concerning Reading the Writings of Sayyid Qutb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
[2] And Sayyid Qutb was merely called a writer, he was not called a mufassir (explainer of the Qur‘aan).
So Sayyid Qutb is not to be referred to as one of the mufassireen, nor is he from amongst the elite.
Rather, al-Qahtaanee’s praise of Sayyid and Muhammad Qutb does not end there — nor does the ignorance or deviance of those who sell the english translation of his book — but it continues, as he states on (p.
www.troid.org /articles/manhaj/innovation/qutbees/inflexibleruling.htm   (1268 words)

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