Sayyid Qutb Strengths

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In order to understand who Sayyid Qutb was, one must first understand the Holy Qur’an and some of its teachings.
One of the Qur’an’s teachings state that, “to those against whom war is made, permission is given to fight, because they are wronged; and verily. Allah is most powerful for their aid; they are those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of right, for no cause except that they say, our Lord is Allah. Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure? Allah will certainly aid those who aid his cause; for verily Allah is full of Strength, Exalted in Might, able to enforce His Will” (The Holy Quran,
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While in prison, Qutb wrote two of his most important works, Fizilal al Qur’an (In the Shade of the Qur’an) and Ma’alim fi-I-Tarig (Milestones.) These works encompassed Qutb’s “radical, antiestablishment claims based on his interpretations of the Qur’an, Islamic history, and the social and political problems of Egypt” (New World Encyclopedia, 2015, Par 10).
Qutb’s school of thought known as Qutbism, taught his followers to interpret the Qur’an on their own although one of Qutb’s beliefs which he wrote in his manifesto Ma’alim fi-I-Tariq, “the idea that Muslims could never commit aggression was deluded and dangerous, rather jihad bis saif (jihad of the sword) is legitimate instrument in the hands of Muslims, how have God given right to step forward and take control of the political authority” (New World Encyclopedia 2015, Par 21).
After Qutb was released after only serving eight months in prison, he was rearrested on charges of trying to overthrow the state. Qutb and some of the Muslim Brotherhood were hang on August 29,
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