Comments: 2 Qutb i

Very interesting. Hope you blog about it a bit more. I found "Milestones" online in my initial searches on Qutb, but haven't read it.

He is not offering something traditional, but rather "a new thing," his "revival,"

That is why it makes sense to classify modern religious scholars (in Islam and probably in some other religions as well) as traditionalist, neorevivalist and modernist instead of conservative and liberal. The traditionalists are definitely losing ground. The neorevivalists and modernists both agree about a new interpretation, but disagree on where that would go. There are some revivalist scholars who could be considered somehat close to modernism.

Berman's book definitely had an essential point to make and I do think that Qutb and others of his ilk have borrowed a quite a bit of intellectual baggage from communists and even fascists, but Berman did not do a good enough job of convincing skeptics in his book.

Posted by Zack at December 16, 2003 03:07 PM

you need GodJsus Crist verysoonin your heart efore jesus comes again for his people so wont stay with thew loser that belief in such riddicalus beliefs that are not in the Holy Bible. rebemberr ala couldtdone the univers by hitself, most islamic are arabic people and they forget that ismael was abram son and that just like ismael was abram son so is issac both so jews and arabic people have the same blood, idont understnd way are so many conflic. all because the islamic religion which is falls

Posted by lisa at January 25, 2004 04:39 PM

you need GodJesus Crist verysoonin your heart efore jesus comes again for his people so wont stay with thew loser that belief in such riddicalus beliefs that are not in the Holy Bible. rebemberr ala couldtdone the univers by hitself, most islamic are arabic people and they forget that ismael was abram son and that just like ismael was abram son so is issac both so jews and arabic people have the same blood, idont understnd way are so many conflic. all because the islamic religion which is falls

Posted by lisa at January 25, 2004 04:40 PM

Lisa, your reply stinks of religious bigotry and ignorance. It's clear you don't know anything about Islam or other religions. Do you really think you can understand other religions with Christian goggles on? I'd suggest you put off your faith and think about Islam, or other religions for that matter, and see what you think. Then turn back to your faith and let that guide you. I'm not saying faith or belief in something is a bad thing, but ignorance surely is the evil of the world. Ignorance caused religious wars and will continue to desecrate any of man's attempts at spirituality. I hope you take my comment with a bit of salt because I mean no disrespect. Rather I abhor religious zealots who post replies based solely on viewing the world through tainted eyes.

Posted by Jesse at February 17, 2004 12:36 PM

Indeed, especially outspoken religious zealots who cannot speak, or in this case type.

Regarding Sayyid Qutb, I look forward to reading the on-going reflection. In one graduate seminar in the 1990s, I spent time reading Qutb, Ayatollah Khomeini, Ali Shariati, Ayatollah Mutahhari, Hassan Turabi and Sheikh Fadlallah. Considering events and trends since that initial reading, it would helpful to reconsider the thought of these men.

Troy

Posted by Troy at March 1, 2004 03:01 PM