Sayyid Qutb and Radical Islam
Political Islam Research Paper
Each student is required to write a roughly 15-page paper (not counting any title page or bibliography), double spaced (1-inch margins), based on Islamic Scholar Sayyid Qutb. A crucial aspect of this paper will be a comprehensive bibliography (which is worth 20% of the final grade of the paper) consisting of the monographs, articles, significant newspaper articles, etc. Use the following 15 sources to complete paper:
SUAREZ-MURIAS, ADIEL. “‘JIHAD IS THE WAY AND DEATH FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH IS OUR HIGHEST ASPIRATION’: A NARRATIVE ANALYSIS OF SAYYID QUTB’S MILESTONES.” Wakespace.lib.wfu.edu, 2013, wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/bitstream/handle/10339/38576/SuarezMurias_wfu_0248M_10443.pdf.
Alter, Jake. “Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism.” SSRC The Immanent Frame, 27 July 2010, tif.ssrc.org/2010/07/27/sayyid-qutb-and-the-origins-of-radical-islamism/.
Berman, Paul. “The Philosopher of Islamic Terror.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 23 Mar. 2003, www.nytimes.com/2003/03/23/magazine/the-philosopher-of-islamic-terror.html.
Calvert, John. “Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism: Hurst Publishers.” HURST, 2018, www.hurstpublishers.com/book/sayyid-qutb-and-the-origins-of-radical-islamism/.
Hansen, Hendrik, and Peter Kainz1. “Radical Islamism and Totalitarian Ideology: a Comparison of Sayyid Qutb’s Islamism with Marxism and National Socialism.” Taylor & Francis, 2007, www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14690760601121648.
Henzel, Christopher. “The Origins of Al Qaeda’s Ideology: Implications for US Strategy.” Www.cia.gov, 2005, www.cia.gov/library/abbottabad-compound/AC/AC109E252F2BC6B9C7D32EB31C211AA9_henzel.pdf.
Irwin, Robert. “Is This the Man Who Inspired Bin Laden?” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 1 Nov. 2001, www.theguardian.com/world/2001/nov/01/afghanistan.terrorism3.
McGregor, Andrew. “Al-Qaeda’s Egyptian Prophet: Sayyid Qutb and the War On Jahiliya.” Jamestown, 4 May 2005, jamestown.org/program/al-qaedas-egyptian-prophet-sayyid-qutb-and-the-war-on-jahiliya/.
Press Release – April 21, 2020, et al. “Sayyid Qutb.” Counter Extremism Project, 6 May 1970, www.counterextremism.com/news-free-tags/sayyid-qutb.
Quṭb Sayyid. In the Shade of the Qur’an. Al Saadawi Publications, 1997.
Stahl, A.E. “’Offensive Jihad’ in Sayyid Qutb’s Ideology.” RSS, 2011, www.ict.org.il/Article/1097/Offensive-Jihad-in-Sayyid-Qutbs-Ideology#gsc.tab=0.
Strieff, Daniel. “How a Bad U.S. Visit Influenced ‘Osama’s Brain’.” NBCNews.com, NBCUniversal News Group, 7 Oct. 2005, www.nbcnews.com/id/9323776/ns/world_news-terrorism/t/how-bad-us-visit-influenced-osamas-brain/#.Xp99NFNKh0s.
Von Drehle, David. “A Lesson In Hate.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 1 Feb. 2006, www.smithsonianmag.com/history/a-lesson-in-hate-109822568/.
Wright, Lawrence. “The Man Behind Bin Laden.” The New Yorker, 2002, www.newyorker.com/magazine/2002/09/16/the-man-behind-bin-laden.
Zimmeran, John. “SAYYID QUTB’S INFLUENCE ON THE 11 SEPTEMBER ATTACKS.” Taylor & Francis, 2010, www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09546550490480993?journalCode=ftpv20.
Along with the novel: Quṭb Sayyid. In the Shade of the Qurʼan. Al Saadawi Publications, 1997 as one of the core pieces of research for this paper incorporate the other 14 monographs, articles, significant newspaper articles related to Sayyid Qutb above and the research paper pitch below to complete this paper successfully.
Research Paper Pitch:
It is very possible that the teachings of Islam have been tainted by its very own Islamic scholars: Sayyid Qutb is a primary example. Qutb wanted to change his society completely and he disagreed with the way his community was conducting itself, the way he expressed these feelings provided the building blocks needed to create radials. Many views him as a founder of radical Islamic thought. Since the terror attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 Islamic culture as a whole has definitely become a topic of controversy. The Muslim community is misunderstood due to this same occurrence of radicalization within the community. Radical Islamic terror groups are one of the main causes of this. Most Americans are extremely familiar with the name Osama bin Laden a member of al-Qaeda, the terrorist behind this historical 9/11 attack. He is responsible for almost 3,000 deaths, rising over the years due to recurring illness of on-site responders. This day has definitely changed the United States and the outlook of the people in an extremely frightening way. Rightly so, citizens have been saddened by the censored world that we have been subjected to. The USA Patriot Act was implemented shortly after the attacks by then President George W. Bush, put in place to combat terrorism against the United States. It is unfortunate that Americans Must live this way, but Muslims as well now subject to have this negative association. Were any of these actions directly rooted from the teachings of Islamic scholars? In The Shade of The Qur’an outlines Sayiid Qutb’s works and has been an extremely valuable piece of literature to the Islamic community. By examining his work, we can start to fully grasp Qutb’s views the Qur’an which is helpful in tracing his participation in creating a radical society.
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