Despite the various objections the fatwa has met, Qutb
still insists on his ruling.
Translator's note: The Egyptian Said Qutb
was one of the leading intellectual lights of 20th Century Islamic radicalism when he was executed in 1966 for his involvement with the illegal Muslim Brotherhood.
Soraya Hajjaji-Jarrah ("Sayyid Qutb
on Inimitability") examines the manner in which Sayyid Qutb
edits his description of the Qur'an's inimilability in his 1959 revision of his Qur'an commentary, Fi zilal al-Qur'an.
was an Egyptian thinker and writer, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood who was hanged by Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1966 and is widely regarded as the intellectual father of Islamic fundamentalism.
In part 1, Rabasa delineates the ideological orientation of al-Qaeda, which stems from the work of Egyptian theorist Sayyid Qutb
, regarded as the father of Islamism.
This notion of jahiliyah was borrowed by Qutb
Paul Berman encabeza esta lista; su libro Terror y libertad, que desenterro para la posteridad la obra del ideologo islamista Sayyid Qutb
, es aun el libro canonico sobre el origen de Bin Laden y Ayman Al Zawahiri.
Maududi and Qutb
are influential Sunni scholars who represent the face of Islamic revivalism in India/Pakistan and Egypt respectively.
The concept as it is known today was popularized in the Arab world through the writings of the Muslim Brotherhood activist Sayyid Qutb
was born in the basement of this building, and now she's living on its roof.
Prominent Muslim Brotherhood member Sayyid Qutb
called for the worldwide re-establishment of Sharia (Islamic religious law) and the use of "physical power and Jihad to abolish the organizations and authorities of the Jahili (pagan) system" in his book, Milestones.
The main emphasis is on medieval works (up to the thirteenth century), but there are also some introductions to books written in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, for example, by Muhammad Abduh, Rashid Rida, Mawlana Mawdudi, and Sayyid Qutb