Sayyid Qutb was arguably the most important influence on the contempoary ideology of political Islam. His experiences and writings are required reading for students of the field and this reader is an excellent source of material. As well as introductory material on Qutb and his ideas, there are writings here taken from important works, such as Milestones, In the Shade of the Qur'an and Social Justice in Islam. Some are subdivided into seperate readings on themes such as revolution, the call to fight, Islamic war ethics and aspects of Jihad. This reader is an ideal accompaniment to works by Sivan and Habeck and is a must read for anyone seeking to learn more about the intellectual origins of today's Islamist movements.
The Sayyid Qutb Reader: Selected Wrtings on Politics, Religion and Society
3 December 2010
‘EDL angels stand beside their men… not behind them’: the politics of gender and sexuality in an anti-Islam(ist) movement
Political Engagement Meets the Prosperity Gospel: African American Christian Zionism and Black Church Politics
The cultural construction of sympathiser social identities in the Islamic state’s virtual ecosystem: an analysis of the politics of naming
Critical terrorism studies, victimisation, and policy relevance: compromising politics or challenging hegemony?