Modernity and the Revival Thought, an Overview on Political Thought of Seyed Qutb

Hassan Hajizadehanari, Reza Jalali, Akbar Ashrafi, Ahmad Bakhshayesh Ardestani, Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Ghasemtabar


Islamism is one of the most important trends in the twentieth century and the beginning of the third millennium. Although this trend has had various spectrums, they all have a common viewpoint in a few subjects and that is: modernity could not fulfill the promise of redemption and happiness of the man that had given its promise at the beginning of the age of enlightenment. Modernity is incompatible with many of the Islamic moral and value foundation and finally, for solving the problem of underdevelopment, westernization and so on "Rituals" of Islam should be restored. This article will investigate the thought of one of the Islamists, namely Seyed Qutb with this main question: "How much modernity which is one of the main components of the intellectual system of Seyed Qutb influence the formation of his political thought?" Additionally, it is also considered that the Islamists such as Seyed Qutb have faced to what contradictions in opposition and criticism of modernity. To investigate this question and the subject "hermeneutics Skinner" method is used in the study of political thought. Moreover, the discussions and the theory of "East Studying" are used for more precise and complete analysis of thought of Seyed.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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