by Sayed Qutb
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Islamic Book Service
- Publication Date: 31/07/2006
- Category: Other non-Christian religions
- ISBN: 9788172312442
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Review by geoffreymeadows
Qutb is a forerunner of the Muslim extremist/Islamism movement. He was tortured by the Egyptian government during one of his prison stays. He was also executed in Egypt not long after this book was published. Controvertial in Islam, he espoused the violent overthrow of secular governments in the Middle East because they were no longer Muslim in his opinion. This short book succinctly explains his reasoning.
Review by BookDivasReads
Although this author is considered quite controversial in the Muslim world this is an outstanding book that introduces a variety of Islamic precepts for society. Not for the faint of heart or someone just delving into Islam this is not a beginner's book IMHO. The author was jailed and ultimately killed for many ideals put forth in this book. Some ideas may not be accurately understood as it is not always possible to translate true meanings from one language to another. Nonetheless I feel that this book is quite enlightening and an excellent resource for someone truly interested in learning more about Islam from one of its great 20th century authors.