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    both physically and mentally. All because we notice difference. This is a world that Malcom X and Sayyid Qutb lived to…

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    Sayyid Qutb is another key thinker in Muslim Brotherhood. Similar to Hassan al-Banna, Qutb strongly believes that Islam alone has had the capacity to solve all the problems in the world and leads humanity into bright future under its rules and principles because Islam, according to Qutb, is “a practical way of life and its solutions are based on the foundation of the wholesome nature of man” (155). He also thinks that the struggle for achieving the dominance of Islam “is not a temporary phase…

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    There is always debate in society over whether to keep old policies in place or implement new ones. This argument can be seen specifically in the religious world as modernization continues to increase among the generations. It is important to some to stand by traditional values because they shaped the religion. Others want to find ways to make their religion adapt to modern society. Many Muslims believe Islam is the answer to the political, economic, and social issues faced today. The question…

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    I am a theist and I believe god does exist which many philosophers like Alfred Russel Wallace, Archbishop Selby, and Sayyid Qutb etc. They try to prove that god is not dead. But I think that the argument for God is dead because there reasons are better even though I think God is not dead. Karl Marx believed that God and religion were running society and was corrupting people. Marx’s opinion was that religion is an illusion that provides reasons and excuses to keep society functioning. Karl Marx…

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    Qutb's Looming Tower

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    The Looming Tower opens in 1948 with a man named Sayyid Qutb, the Minister of Education for the Egyptian government, his literary criticism of the government forcing him to exile to America; few, if - any – know the influence he will have, and the events his ideas and experiences will set in motion. He is described as such that he is a confused young Muslim, deciding whether or not to hold on to his Islamic faith. He resolves to strictly adhere to Islamic values, after the degeneracy of the…

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    Qutb

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    such as In the Shadow of the Qur’an and his shorter Signposts along the Road which many compared to the pamphlet by the Russian Revolutionary and first Soviet ruler Vladimir Lenin titled, What is to be Done? (1969). I won’t go into too much detail on Qutb here since it would be covered in the chapter, but in essence, his ideology can be summed up as being a conflict between hakimiyya (wisdom) and jahhiliyya (ignorance) in which much of the Muslim World is in the latter at the expense of the…

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    Dr. Abdullah Yusuf Azzam

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    permissions or disapprovals of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the consensus (Ijma) of all Muslim scholars and analogical reason (qiyas) or rule by precedent. During his tenure at Al Azhar University, Azzam became friends with the Qutb family, Sheikh Umar Abd el-Rahman (the Blind Sheikh) and Ayman al-Zawahiri. Dr. Abdullah Yusuf Azzam was now lecturing at Amman University, but was asked to leave, due to his radical ideology. Azzam ensues an academic career as a lecturer at Abdulaziz University in…

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    From this rhetoric, Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) emerged and is considered to be the father of modern Sunni extremism (Armstrong, 2002). Originally, Qutb was considered somewhat moderate, but after being imprisoned for being in the Muslim Brotherhood, his ideas became radicalized. His belief that Muslims are “…bound to fight to the death” (Armstrong, 2002) set the foundation for the idea of Martyrdom operations as a noble tactic. Additionally, his belief that Muslims should “…separate themselves from…

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    Bahadur Shah – Aurangzeb’s son- took over the throne and was able to start a civil war among the Maratha Empire. He sent an army to the north to fight the Sikh’s rebellion but that resulted in his death in 1712. Jahandar Shah -Bahadur’s son- took the throne and lost more northern territory to the Sikhs, and later was murdered by his nephew Farukhsiyar, and claimed the throne in 1713 with the help of the Sayyid Brothers. Farukhsiyar then later hoped to remove the Sayyid Brothers from power but,…

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    Knights represents a jihadists policy document that discusses the importance of narrative to inspire the Umma by refraining from the extreme purist views of Qutb. He does not seek to refute these views, but he is careful to note that generating support from the Muslim masses is a critical component to the success of jihad. His book also serves as a signal that Al Qaeda was taking the role of the vanguard element within Islam that Qutb spoke of in his book Milestones. However, the various calls…

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