Sayyid Quṭb in Iran: Translating the Islamist Ideologue in the Islamic Republic

  title={Sayyid Quṭb in Iran: Translating the Islamist Ideologue in the Islamic Republic},
  author={Y. {\"U}nal},
  journal={Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies},
  pages={35 - 60}
  • Y. Ünal
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies
Abstract:Although many studies have explored the dissemination of Sayyid Quṭb’s thought and the impact of his works on the formation of Islamist ideology in the Sunni world, little attention has been paid to the influence of Quṭb on the Islamic revolution in Iran. This article argues that Sayyid Quṭb was an influential figure among the Iranian revolutionaries and his ideas played an instrumental role in shaping the discourse of Islamism in pre-revolutionary Iran and the Islamic Republic. The… Expand
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