Musallam: Qutb's emergence and Egypt losing to Israel in 48

“Qutb’s emergence in 1949 as a champion of the Islamic way and his total alienation from the status quo should be seen within the context of the general public outrage at the Egyptian and Arab performance in the disastrous Palestine War.” p 62

Musallam, Adnan A. ‘Sayyid Qutb and Social Justice, 1945-1948’ in Journal of Islamic Studies, Vol 4:1, 1993, pp 52-70.


Don said…
Most people in the West are totally ignorant re Sayyid Qutb.

Many Salafis consider him a Western style interloper whose idea isn't really Islamic but more related to Marxism. One reason they do so is to distance themselves from bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

But I think there's been more interchange between Qutb and his ilk and Salafis than the latter care to admit.
Abu Daoud said…
I know that the Al Qaeda folks don't like him, really he was very Western, much more so than he realized. But it's kinda like the Anabaptists, they didn't like Luther's theology and declaimed him, but they never would have come into existence without him taking those first important steps.

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