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4 Qutb 1:2

Note: Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) was an Egyptian author, literary critic, bureaucrat, and one time American student who went on to become the most prominent of the radical fundamentalist thinkers of the post-Colonial period; his political thinking has become the platform...
Posted in ideofact on February 8, 2005 01:02 AM

Qutbterlude

Well, I spoke too soon -- the second half of the Battlestar Galactica miniseries somehow managed to overcome its promising first installment and recaptured almost everything I didn't like about the first series. I watched the whole thing, which reminded...
Posted in ideofact on January 13, 2005 01:31 AM

5 Qutb I.

Note: Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) was an Egyptian author, literary critic, bureaucrat, and sometime nudism enthusiast who went on to become the most prominent of the radical fundamentalist thinkers of the post-Colonial period; his political thinking has become the platform of...
Posted in ideofact on January 7, 2005 12:22 AM

4 Qutb 1:1

It's interesting to see, when reading Sayyid Qutb, whom he chooses to rely on for his information. In fact, one of the more interesting things about The Islamic Concept and its Characteristics is the extent to which Qutb quotes Westerners...
Posted in ideofact on January 4, 2005 11:57 PM

4 Qutb I:3

I'm doing exactly what I didn't want to do in blogging Sayyid Qutb's The Islamic Concept and its Characteristics; instead of glossing, I'm doing far too much quoting. In his introduction, it is perhaps suffice to say that Qutb borrows...
Posted in ideofact on December 29, 2004 01:00 AM

4 Qutb I:2

Just to be absolutely clear, my intention in the previous post was not to stir up sectarian arguments, it was to show the extent to which the Qutbian project depends on their being a single interpretation of Islam, to the...
Posted in ideofact on December 9, 2004 12:05 AM

4 Qutb I:1

The first section of Sayyid Qutb's work The Islamic Concept and Its Characteristics is an introduction, translated as "A word about the methodology," which is somewhat appropriate since I'm going to write a bit about both his methodology and mine....
Posted in ideofact on December 8, 2004 12:14 AM

Qutb, Sayyid 1)

Perhaps before I begin blogging Sayyid Qutb's The Islamic Concept and its Characteristics, I should attempt to answer a question of rather fundamental importance, one raised by frequent commenter Abu Noor al-Irlandee in replies to this previous post, to wit,...
Posted in ideofact on December 1, 2004 11:33 PM

4 Qutb note

I don't think any film could have done the novel justice, but there was one scene in The Name of the Rose that was more effective, I think, than the pages in the book. Brother William, the intellectually adventurous Franciscan,...
Posted in ideofact on November 30, 2004 11:54 PM