How Did Sayyid Qutb Impact Society

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In Egypt the year 1906 the Islamic world was introduced to a man who would soon be referred to as “The most famous personality of the Muslim world in the second half of the 20th century”. The publishment of his two major writings, ‘Milestones’ in 1965 and ‘In the shade of the Qur’an’ which began to appear in 1952 and was completed in prison impelled his strong conviction that Islam was superior to any other system, eventually revered as a martyr of Islamic revivalism after his execution in 1966. His name was Sayyid Qutb. His impact on the development and expression of Islam is extensive and has primarily occurred through the legacy of his writings delineating focal teachings of jihad and jahiliyya, his influential editorship with the Muslim Brotherhood and his eventual martyrdom for the cause of Islamic revolution.…show more content…
This led to him gaining even stronger extremist beliefs and in 1950 he became the chief editor of the Muslim Brotherhood’s newspaper which was the largest Islamic movement of its time. It enabled Qutb to discuss his political philosophy that all earthly sovereignty belongs to Allah alone and to oppose “the malice of western culture and non-Islamic ideologies”. Therefore, the impact of Sayyid Qutb’s impact on Islam is evident in the Islamification of countries such as Egypt, which had traditionally possessed Arab nationalistic

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