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Сайед Котб и радикалният ислям
Sayyid Qutb and Radical Islam

Author(s): Petar-Emil Mitev
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: Qutb; qutbism; Islam; radical Islam; religious fundamentalism; jahilyyah; jihad.

Summary/Abstract: The need for ideological counteraction against Islamic fundamentalism has been pointed out at high governmental levels in the Western world but remains without adequate fulfilment. This can explain why the name of Sayyid Qutb, a leading theoretician of radical Islam, remains little known outside the Muslim milieu. Among his followers is Osama bin Laden; the present leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri defines his own mission thus: “To put Qutb’s vision into action”. The influence of Qutb’s Milestones has transcended the borders of Sunni Islam and reached Ayatollah Khomeini. The article examines the theoretical scheme of Qutbism, its religious and cultural context. Its emergence in the age of globalization is not accidental, but this is a topic that goes beyond the tasks of the study.

  • Issue Year: 47/2015
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 363-376
  • Page Count: 14