Table of Contents

Qutb's early and modern years.
Qutb's transition, from secularism to Islamism.
Qutb's moderate Islamism.
Qutb's radical Islamism.
Sayyid Qutb's Islamic concept.
Islamism as a revitalization movement.
Islamic society and Islamic system.
The Islamic economy.
The Islamic state.
Islamic history.
Appendices: Dramatis personae.
Sayyid Qutb on women and the family.
Sayyid Qutb on "People of the Book," dhimmis.
Sayyid Qutb on apologetics. James Toth traces the life and thought of Sayyid Qutb, the Egyptian thinker and Islamist martyr branded by The New York Times Magazine as "The Philosopher of Islamic Terror." By returning to Qutb's writings, Toth draws a complex portrait of Qutb, one that moves beyond the cartoonish descriptions of him as the evil genius lurking behind today's terrorists.