Author: Sayyid Qutb; Rami David (translator); Hamid Algar (preface)
Publisher: Islamic Publications International IPI (2006)
Pages: 230 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Sayyid Qutb; executed in 1966 by the Egyptian government but still broadly influential today; was deeply convinced that Islam provides an ideal framework for all human existence-individual and social; political and economical; intellectual and spiritual. He believed equally that in all these various aspects the religion has been obscured or distorted by an influx of alien influences. In this; one of his most widely read works; he addresses himself to the task of what he regards as the authentic mode of thought distinctive of Islam or even unique to it. This he does through the concise presentation of seven characteristics of Islamic thought; abundantly illustrated with the citation of relevant Qur'anic verses.