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Sayyid Qutb

Sayyid QutbAKA Sayed Kotb

Born: 9-Oct-1906
Birthplace: Musha, Asyut, Egypt
Died: 29-Aug-1966
Location of death: Cairo, Egypt
Cause of death: Execution

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Occupation: Philosopher, Author, Religion

Nationality: Egypt
Executive summary: Muslim Brotherhood philosopher

Sayyid Qutb was a prominent Islamist philospher and author. A member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Qutb was arrested by Egyptian police in August of 1965 and charged with plotting to overthrow the Government of Gamal Abdel-Nasser. One year later a trial was held by a kangaroo court, resulting in his hanging on 29th August 1966.

    University: Al-Azhar University (1933)
    University: MA Education, University of Northern Colorado (1950)

    The Muslim Brotherhood
    Tortured (by CIA-trained prison guards in Egypt)
    Treason (arrested first in 1954, released 1964, rearrested 1965)

Author of books:
The Unknown Beach (1935)
Artistic Imagery in the Qur'an (1945)
The Four Apparitions (1945)
A Child from the Village (1946)
The Enchanted City (1946)
Books and Personalities (1946)
Thorns (1947)
Aspects of Resurrection in the Qu'ran (1947)
Literary Criticism: Its Foundation and Methods (1948)
Social Justice in Islam (1948, religion)
The America I have seen (1951)
The Battle Between Islam and Capitalism (1951)
World Peace and Islam (1951)
In the Shade of the Qur'an (1954)
The Characteristics and Values of Islamic Conduct (1960)
Milestones (1964)


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