In The Shade of The Qur’an Vol.16 (Al-Fath, Al-Saff) – 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 unchanging word of God since its creation. It seems like every generation is attempting to discover the meanings and get a deeper understanding of its universal message.
The Shade Of The Qur’an offers more than just another commentary. However, it’s not too far-reaching or extravagant 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 wisdom and expand its invaluable guidance in the interest of a highly’sophisticated, but still very perplexed, modern 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.
The outstanding contribution of Islamic thought and scholarship to In The Shade Of The Qur’an is widely recognized. Students and scholars around the globe, as well as current Islamic revivalist movements, owe it 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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In The Shade of The Qur’an Vol.16 (Al-Fath, Al-Saff) – This surah is extremely important. It was revealed following the conclusion of the Truce of Hudaibiyah, which was concluded with the Makkah disbelievers. In which Allah S.W.T stated that he would complete the Noor and that believers would return to their city.
It teaches social etiquette and how to interact with others. It advises not to act on news without verification.
This Volume Covers:
- Publisher:Islamic Foundation
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0860374025
- ISBN-13 : 978-0860374022
- Item Weight : 1.74 pounds
In The Shade of The Qur’an Vol.16 (Al-Fath, Al-Saff) – Sayyid Qutb’s life story is summed up by the expression “The pen is more powerful than the sword.” syd qTb He was an Egyptian prominent revivalist and thinker. He was also a leader intellectual of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (al ‘Ikhwan-ul- Muslimun), in the 1950s.
His work in redefining Islam’s role in political and social change is his most prominent contribution, especially in his book Ma’alimu Fi-l-Tareeq. His extensive Qur’anic commentary (tafseer), Fi zilal Il-Qur’an (In the Shade of the Qur’an), is where the bulk of his theory can be found. This multi-volume work, which has a unique method of interpretation, greatly contributed to modern understandings of Islamic concepts.
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He grew up in an Egyptian village. He then moved to Cairo, where he completed his university education in 1929-33 and began his career as an educator.
Qutb was a literary critic and author during his early years.
Authoring novels such as Ashwak (Thorns), and elevating Naguib Mahfouz, an Egyptian novelist, from near obscurity.
He was appointed a functionary to Egypt’s Ministry of Education in 1939 (Wizarat ul-Ma’arif).
He traveled to America on a scholarship in 1948 and 1950 to study the education system. He studied at the Colorado State College of Education (now the University of Northern Colorado)
Qutb’s first major theoretical work in religious social criticism was written during this time, al-‘Adala Tul-Ijtima’iyatu Fil-Islam (Social Justice in Islam). It was published in 1949 while Qutb was living overseas.
Although Islam brought him peace and contentment throughout his life, he was plagued by respiratory problems and other health issues. He never got married.
Qutb was very critical of many aspects of the United States, including its materialism and brutal individualism. Its inhumane economic system. Unreasonable restrictions on divorce. Sick enthusiasm for sports. The “animal-like”, mixing of the sexes. And the lack of support for Palestinian struggle.
Qutb found out very early that major aspects of American life were primitive, and even “shocking”.
It is believed that his experience in America was part of what prompted him to reject Western values and to turn to Islam when he returned to Egypt. He resigned from the civil service and joined the Muslim Brotherhood in 1950s. He was editor-in-chief at the Brothers’ weekly al-‘Ikhwan ul-Muslimun and later, head of the propaganda section. He was also appointed member of both the Guidance Council and the Working Committee.