Historical Who is Who

QUTB, Sayyid

1906 - 1966


Leading apologist of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. His early beliefs regarding the inadequacies of traditional Muslim education at home were, based on his student years on the US, extended to even stronger beliefs regarding the prevailing materialism and sexualisation of American culture. He advocated a return to what he considered to be the purity of early Islam, where observance of Sharia would guarantee a spirit of fairness. The sharpness of his moral critique of national political leadership led to his extended imprisonment and eventual execution for purported plotting of the death of President Nasser. His years in prison were an opportunity to produce systematic interpretations of the Qur'an and their application to contemporary life. Non-Muslims, and especially Jews, are identified as morally suspect. His standing within Islam is contentious with some Muslim scholars regarding him as a healthy critic of a world gone wrong and others as himself a dangerous and misguided delusionist.






In the Shade of the Qur'an (a multi-volume commentary) http://www.kalamullah.com/shade-of-the-quran.html



Battle against the Jews http://www.isgap.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/bassam-tibi-online-working-paper-20101.pdf

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