In The Shade of The Qur’an Vol.11 (An-Nahl, Ta-Ha – In The Shade of the Qur’an Vol 11 Fi Zilal al -Qur’anSurahs
Al-Isra (Interesting within the context of current Israel)
By Sayyid Qutb
Translated and edited by: M.A. Salahi
Paperback – 400+ pages
Since its 1400 year anniversary, the Qur’an is a guide and inspiration book, a reference point and a rich source for social and moral dynamism. It has also been the foundation of hundreds of millions of believers around the globe who consider it the immutable word and truth of God. It seems like every generation is attempting to understand the Qur’an’s meanings and gain a deeper understanding of its universal message from a modern perspective.
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In The Shade of The Qur’an Vol.11 (An-Nahl, Ta-Ha has more to it than just another commentary. However, it’s not too far-reaching or extreme to be considered a new interpretation. It’s a sincere, honest and sober examination of man’s current achievements and problems in light of the Qur’an’s message. It is an attempt to vigorously explore its rich wisdom and expand its invaluable guidance in the interest of a more ‘sophisticated’ but highly perplexed society.
This work, Sayyid Qutb’s most extensive and profound, covers the entire Qur’an text. It was completed over 15 years. Most of it was spent in Egyptian prisons during the 1950s and 60s. It contains Sayyid Qutb’s insights, highly regarded intellectual vigor and widely-acclaimed literary prowess.
In The Shade of The Qur’an Vol.11 (An-Nahl, Ta-Ha has been widely recognized as an outstanding contribution in Islamic thought and scholarship to which scholars and students, as well as current Islamic revivalist movements around the globe, owe a lot. It is now available in English and will continue to inspire and educate millions more. It will be an indispensable reference work for understanding contemporary Islamic thought.
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An Excerpt from The Book
“It might be that your Lord will have mercy upon you.” (Surah Al-‘Isra Verse 8) But, if the Jews return to spreading corruption on the earth, then the law is bound to apply and punishment will be again inflicted. “But if [you revert] [to your old methods], we will revert [to punishing] you.” (Surah Al’Isra Verse 8) It was clear that they did revert back to corrupt ways, and God sent Muslims against them to drive them out of Arabia.
They repeated the same thing again until they were humiliated in the 20th century by lying. Now we see how they have reverted back to corruption and tyranny in the state Israel, which employs very cruel tactics against Arabs, the land’s owners. God will send His servants against them to make sure they are punished for their corruption, in fulfillment of His firm warning. This is in line with His law that never fails. This will happen if we wait.
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Sayid Qutb was imprisoned and then executed for his vigorous struggle to implement Islam in society. The Intellectual level is where the struggle of the author is expressed in a series of books dedicated to Islam, the most significant of which is “In the Shade of the Qur’an”.
Author: Syed Qutb died true to his teachings and for the principles he stood for. A military court founded by Nasser sentenced him to death and executed him. He wrote his jihad against all the jahiliyya he saw around him. Born in Egypt in 1906 and executed by Gamal Abdu-l-Nasser’s Regime in 1966.
Qutb began his career as an inspector of schools at the Egyptian Ministry of Education. Qutb also attempted to become a writer. He published a few books, but not much success. In Travels to USA, Qutb received a master’s degree at the Colorado State College of Education.
In 1951 Qutb went back to Egypt and joined the Muslim Brotherhood. 1952 saw the First edition of his commentary In the Shade of the Qur’an (Fi Zilal al Qur’an). This work would have 29 additional volumes. 1954: He and many others were arrested and sentenced together to long imprisonment. They were released in 1964 after ten years.
In 1965, he was again arrested for. He is allegedly part of the plot to assassinate President Gamal Abdul l-Nasser. After being convicted in the plot of 1965, he was executed on 29 August 1966. His Soul may Allah Bless him
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In The Shade of The Qur’an Vol.11 (An-Nahl, Ta-Ha Adil Salahi is a teacher at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education in Leicester, England. After several years working with the BBC Arabic Service, he moved to the Arabic daily al-Sharq al-Awsat. He continues to publish articles in many Publications, including Arab News and many Online Publications. . He translated and worked on most of the volumes of Sayyid Qutb’s commentary, In the Shade of the Quran.
- Publisher : The Islamic Foundation
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0860373940
- ISBN-13 : 978-0860373940
- Item Weight : 1.28 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
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