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The Political Thought of Sayyid Qutb: The Theory of Jahiliyyah

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The Political Thought of Sayyid Qutb: The Theory of Jahiliyyah by Khatab; Sayed, 9780415375962
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  • ISBN: 9780415375962 | 0415375967
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/16/2006
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Sayyid Qutb is widely considered an ideologue of the radical Islamist movements in the present world. His writings and, in particular, his theory of jahiliyyah was viewed as a threat to the nationalistic regimes in the Muslim world from Egypt to Tashkent and is now viewed as a threat to the West and America. It is through the prism of jahiliyyah that the radical Islamist movements divide the world to Islamic and jahili camps. Based on Qutb's own Arabic writings, The Political Thought of Sayyid Qutb explains with others of Qutb's ideas, the force and intent of the Jahiliyyah concept; explores its development until it became a mature confrontational theory. The issues addressed in this book include: Philosophical concepts such as sovereignty, servitude, innate, human intellect and the universe Modern ideologies including Nationalism, Capitalism, Socialism, Communism and Democracy The influence of Qutb's theory on Muslims, Jihad and State The book sheds light on Islamicradicalism and its intellectual origins by presenting new analysis on the intellectual legacy of one of the most important thinkers of modern Islamic revival. The Political Thought of Sayyid Qutb is essential reading for those with interests in Islam, philosophy and radical Islam.

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