Islamism and Modernity: The Political Thought of Sayyid Qutb

@article{Soage2009IslamismAM,
  title={Islamism and Modernity: The Political Thought of Sayyid Qutb},
  author={Ana Bel{\'e}n Soage},
  journal={Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={189 - 203}
}
  • Ana Belén Soage
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Art
  • Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions
Abstract Sayyid Qutb was one of the most influential Islamic thinkers of the twentieth century. However, for much of his life he was a member of Egypt’s liberal intelligentsia, and he published a number of works ranging from literary criticism to romantic fiction. It was his disillusionment with the corrupt parliamentary democracy of pre‐Revolution Egypt that led him to turn to Islam as the solution to all problems. Qutb became the main ideologue of the Muslim Brothers’ Society in the early… 

THE POWER OF IDEAS. THE INFLUENCE OF HASSAN AL-BANNA AND SAYYID QUTB ON THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ORGANIZATION

This article analyzes the ideological influences of Egyptian leaders Hassan al-Banna and Sayyid Qutb on the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Banna and Qutb are considered by many scholars as prominent thinkers

Islamism in Mauritania and the narrative of political moderation

The rise of Islamism following the Arab Spring has renewed interest in the democratic credibility of Islamist parties and movements. Focusing on the case of Mauritania's Islamists this article

The Islamists’ Responses to Modernity and Their Notion of Active Da’wa

This research examines the the impact of modernity that has been reshaping Muslims’ lives in Muslim societies. It particularly examines various impacts of modernity such as colonialism, secularism,

Agreeing to Submit: Authority Constructions in Modern Sunni Islam

In the modern age, Sunni communities are often claimed to be in a moment of crisis. However, despite outward arguments about this crisis, Sunni communities are more accurately described as within a

Western and Islamic International Theories

Islamic theories of international relations (IR) have been traditionally dominated by debates between two distinct approaches—traditionalism and modernism. A third perspective, often labelled the

Development of Ibn Taymiyyah's ideas in the works of Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966)

In modern Islam, Sayyid Qutb is considered one of the main ideologues of fundamentalism. S. Qutb reinterpreted traditional Islamic concepts for use in political activities. His ideas had a huge

“Struggle Is Our Way”: Assessing the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Relationship with Violence Post-2013

This article focuses on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s relationship with violence after the 2013 military coup. Following the Brotherhood’s sudden ouster from government, scholars predicted that

Human Struggle

Many of the great thinkers and poets in Christianity and Islam led lives marked by personal and religious struggle. Indeed, suffering and struggle are part of the human condition and constant themes

“The Age of Ignorance” and the Civic Culture of Democracy: A Multivariate Analysis Based on World Values Survey Data

This chapter analyses available global opinion data from the World Values Survey (WVS) project in 72 countries of the world, representing some 4/5 of the global population in the context of debates

SAYYID QUTB’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE MUSLIM WORLD: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF SAYYID QUTB’S PROJECTED-SOUGHT ON THE MUSLIMS’ SOCIETIES

Ronnie Azoulay, Sayyid Qutb’s Contribution to the Muslim World: Understanding the Impact of Sayyid Qutb’s Projected-Sought on the Muslims’ Societies, edited by K. Brzechczyn, „Człowiek i

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 81 REFERENCES

Islam as a ‘system’ in the later writings of Sayyid Qutb

Over thirty years ago Wilfred Cantwell Smith remarked of the influential Indo-Pakistani writer, Sayed Abul Ala Mawdudi, that he 'would appear to be much the most systematic thinker of modem Islam;

adala al-ijtima'iyya fi'l-Islam; Fi zilal al-Qur'an

    For the evolution of Qutb's thought as reflected in his writings, see William E. Shepard, Sayyid Qutb and Islamic Activism. A Translation and Critical Analysis of

    • Social Justice in Islam
    • 1996

    Hadha al-din. Shabakat al-Da'wa

      Al-'adala al-ijtima'iyya fi'l-Islam, pp.20, 26; Muqawwimat al-tasawwur al-islami, p.44; Khasa'is al-tasawwur al-islami

        Fann al-mawt”, in Muhammad ‘Abd al-Hakim Khayal (ed.), Minbar al-jum‘a’lil-imam al-shahid Hasan al-Banna

        • vol. I (Alexandria: Dar al-Da‘wa,
        • 1978

        105, 111; Al-'adala al-ijtima'iyya fi'l-Islam, p.99; Fi zilal al-Qur'an

          ...