International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Fi Zilal al-Qur’an: Sayyid Qutb's Contemporary Commentary on the Qur'an
Asyraf Hj. Ab. Rahman, Wan Ibrahim Wan Ahmad, Nooraihan Ali

This paper deals with the background of Sayyid Qutb’s famous work Fi Zilal al Quran. It includes discussion on how Zilal came to be written, Qutb’s approaches which are in some ways differ from other Mufassirun’s way of the Quranic interpretation, thus making his Zilal so relevant to the modern and contemporary society as it attempts to give consistent answers to the social and political problems facing Muslims. In Qutb’s view, the establishment of a society in which Islamic teachings could be properly applied, was inevitable. Some distinctive characteristics that made Zilal so special and attracted the attention of Muslim and some non-Muslim scholars from all over the world are also discussed.

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