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Wayward Son: The Muslim Brothers’ Reception of Sayyid Qutb

John Calvert

in The Muslim Brotherhood in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199327638
eISBN:
9780199388097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327638.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After a brief biography of Sayyid Qutb, one of the most important ideologues of the Muslim Brotherhood, delving into his ideas and his role in the Tanzim ‘65, the chapter goes on to analyse the ... More


The Historical Roots of Al-Qaeda’s Ideology

Michael W. S. Ryan

in Decoding Al-Qaeda's Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163842
eISBN:
9780231533270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163842.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter presents a brief ideological background to al-Qaeda's version of global jihad and discusses the historical root of Salafism. More specifically, it focuses on several key concepts that ... More


Policing Humanity: Immanuel Kant, Sayyid Quṭb, and Shades of Empire

Murad Idris

in War for Peace: Genealogies of a Violent Ideal in Western and Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190658014
eISBN:
9780190658045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658014.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the opposition between productive war and purposeless violence through Immanuel Kant’s and Sayyid Quṭb’s writings on peace. Kant criticizes colonialism, but he passively ... More


JIHADISM IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE: Psychological Themes in Religiously Motivated Terrorism

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“Jihadism in Comparative Perspective: Psychological Themes in Religiously Motivated Terrorism.” This chapter has two goals: first, to describe salient psychological-religious themes found in the ... More


Islamist Obstacles to Democracy

Azzam S. Tamimi

in Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat Within Islamism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140002
eISBN:
9780199834723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140001.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Within Islamic circles there are those, such as the affiliates of Hizb‐ut‐Tahrir and the followers of the school of thought headed by Ayman Dhawahiri (often written as Zawahiri), who constitute an ... More


‘Everything Belongs to God’: Sayyid Qutb’s Theory of Property and Social Justice

Walter Rech

in Legalism: Property and Ownership

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198813415
eISBN:
9780191851704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813415.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines and contextualizes Sayyid Qutb’s doctrine of property and social justice, which he articulated at a time of deep social conflicts in Egypt. The chapter describes how Qutb, along ... More


Modern and Contemporary Debates on Jihād and Martyrdom I: Political and Militant Perspectives

Asma Afsaruddin

in Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199730933
eISBN:
9780199344949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730933.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Eight discusses how late medieval discourses on jihād in particular have been appropriated and selectively adapted for new political and ideological ends by political ideologues and radical ... More


The Modern Scene: Rashīd Riḍā and Beyond

Mohammad Hassan Khalil

in Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199796663
eISBN:
9780199933082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796663.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Rashid Rida (d. 1935) was, in effect, the spokesperson for the modern Salafi movement. On the topic of salvation, Rida builds on the writings of his predecessors, and submits that God will deliver ... More


The Islamic Movement on the Eve of Sadat

Abdullah Al-Arian

in Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199931279
eISBN:
9780199373789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931279.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 explores the historical experiences of the Islamic movement and the student movement, respectively, setting the stage for the ensuing developments within these movements and their ... More


The Rise and Demise of Civilizational Thinking in Contemporary Muslim Political Thought

Halil Ibrahim Yenigun

in Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World: Critical Perspectives on Islam and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466887
eISBN:
9780199087556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466887.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

The perception of the religion of Islam as a civilization in itself is relatively recent and problematic. The chapter discusses Islam as a civilization through the prisms of specific Muslim thinkers ... More


Conclusion

Jan-Peter Hartung

in A System of Life: Mawdudi and the Ideologisation of Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199361779
eISBN:
9780199388264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361779.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses what brought Islamism to the forefront of public awareness around the globe. Mawdudi receives almost no mention in this discourse, and where he does receive some, he appears ... More


Allah Debated: Practice of the Ear

Bruce B. Lawrence

in Who Is Allah?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620039
eISBN:
9781469623276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620039.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter studies the role of violence in Islam. Allah is no more violent than Yahweh of the Hebrew Bible or less loving than the Triune God—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—of the New Testament. ... More


The Urban Politics of Slowness

On Barak

in On Time: Technology and Temporality in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276130
eISBN:
9780520956568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276130.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 5 (“The Politics of Slowness”) examines the introduction of the electrical tram into the busy streets of Cairo and Alexandria between 1896 and 1916, looking particularly at the development of ... More


Return to the Present

Sophia Vasalou

in Ibn Taymiyya's Theological Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199397839
eISBN:
9780199397853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397839.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter briefly reflects on the relationship of the themes of the book to contemporary intellectual developments, in light of the widespread invocation of the notion of fiṭra (and the implicit ... More


Situating Islamic State’s Message: A Social and Theological Genealogy

Mehdi Laghmari

in ISIS Propaganda: A Full-Spectrum Extremist Message

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190932459
eISBN:
9780190097097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932459.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter offers a presentation of the message conveyed in Islamic State (IS) propaganda, as well as an in-depth exploration of its social and theological origins. The chapter thus clarifies the ... More


Officers–Brothers Relations: What Went Wrong?

Yoram Meital

in Revolutionary Justice: Special Courts and the Formation of Republican Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190600839
eISBN:
9780190633769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600839.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

This chapter examines the dramatic turnabout in the relations between the Free Officers and the Muslim Brothers. Although the prosecution and the judges ignored the detailed testimonies on the ... More


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