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    Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

    Assalamu Aleykum everyone.

    I have been reading the above tafsir for a while now, but recently heard claims that it is not a reliable tafsir to read because of the amount of mistakes that have been found in it [apparently]. Now, personally, when I read this Tafsir, I find that Sayyid Qutb explains the verses very clearly and beautifully and it makes sense. But its confusing me now if I should continue to read this tafsir. Has anyone read this tafsir or heard about such claims? And the thing is, they sell it in Islamic shops and have the PDF file on reliable sites, such as kalamullah.com

    Please, I would really appreciate your feedback. :)

    #2
    Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

    Yes akhee. There are some issues with aqeedah. If you have studied aqeedah properly, then some people recommend it. However if you havent stay WELL AWAY! Lest your aqeedah becomes affected. wAllaahu a'lam.
    :lailah:

    This world is all work no real pleasure; the Hereafter is ALL pleasure, no work! ;)

    :ahb:

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      #3
      Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

      It's ukhti :) lol and could you maybe provide me with a reliable link, please, if you know of any? Because in the Tafsir I'm currently reading, it seems pretty accurate in the way he describes the verses and includes hadiths etc.

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        #4
        Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

        Apologies.

        I have no other info on me as of now, however my ustadh, who follows teachings of classical Hanbali shuyookh said this. He advised us to read but be wary of the aqeedah issues. Alot of people i know have said the same i.e. knowledgeable ikhwaan. In any case, Tafsir ibn Kathir is the best one for lay people. If you know arabic, try and get Tafseer at Tabari inshaaAllaah. Cannot go wrong bi ithnil laah.
        :lailah:

        This world is all work no real pleasure; the Hereafter is ALL pleasure, no work! ;)

        :ahb:

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          #5
          Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

          Originally posted by W-Amatullah View Post
          Assalamu Aleykum everyone.

          I have been reading the above tafsir for a while now, but recently heard claims that it is not a reliable tafsir to read because of the amount of mistakes that have been found in it [apparently]. Now, personally, when I read this Tafsir, I find that Sayyid Qutb explains the verses very clearly and beautifully and it makes sense. But its confusing me now if I should continue to read this tafsir. Has anyone read this tafsir or heard about such claims? And the thing is, they sell it in Islamic shops and have the PDF file on reliable sites, such as kalamullah.com

          Please, I would really appreciate your feedback. :)

          I think any tafsir is fine, but always try and be very skeptical about every explanation and pray to Allah that He show you the right way. I don't think ANY tafsir is 100%, not even al-Tabari's tafsir. No human is perfect. I think the best thing to do is to learn and understand arabic as it might benefit you more. This is what I am doing because I feel if I understand the Holy Quran in its original language and have knowledge of the meanings of the words in Arabic, then I will understand the Holy Quran. Yes, Tafsir Ibn Kathir is pretty reliable. However, I don't fully trust that tafsir either. Everyone makes mistakes. Unless I know of someone who has had knowledge directly from Allah in some manner I won't fully accept what they say. No scholar is 100%. That is the truth. Humans are humans, and no maulvi can say otherwise. Only the Holy Prophet (saw) was the most perfect in what he said and no one reaches that level. If you have this in mind, and pray to Allah that you don't be deceived by anything, then you will be fine no matter what tafsir you read because your full trust will be in Allah. Don't let anyone stop you from reading any tafsir just because they say so-and-so says not to. Only Allah judges, so let Him be the judge of all matters and resign to Him only, not to any maulvis who resort to opinion. Wassalaam.

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            #6
            Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

            Dont take advice of him. He was yesterday saying theres no such thing as jinns & black magic, even though both are mentioned in Qur'aan. If you dont want to listen to us, go to any respected scholar or da'iee & they will tell you the same
            Unless your Aqeedah is solid dont go near it. wAllaahu a'lam.
            :lailah:

            This world is all work no real pleasure; the Hereafter is ALL pleasure, no work! ;)

            :ahb:

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              #7
              Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

              There is nothing wrong Sayyed Quteb's tafsir. The problem is some people (like al-Madkhali) assumed from first reading of some words that there is shirk or defilement of some prophets. If they had read these words once again they would find a very high and nobel literary style, this style is not understood except by those who is experienced/specialised in his books.

              Also:

              عربي

              The Golden Letter From al-'Allamah Bakr Abu Zaid to Rabee' al-Madkhali


              The respected brother, Shaikh Rabee bin Hadee Al-Madkhali,

              Assalamu Alaikum wa ramhatullahi wa barakatuh…

              I draw your attention to your request from me to read the book attached: “Adwa’ Islamyyah ‘Ala ‘Aqeedat Sayyed Qutb Wa Fiqrih.” (Islamic lights on the Aqeedah & Ideas of Sayyed Qutub)… Are there any notes against it? And whether these notes mean that this project should be disregarded and never be narrated again? Or Is it considered from which that can be edited and qualified to be printed and distributed to serve as a reward for you in the day of Judgment, and as a guidance to those whom Allah wills from his servants. Thus I say the following:

              1- I looked into the first page where the index of topics are listed, and I found topics against Sayyed Qutb, may Allah have mercy on him, that collects the basics of kufr, atheism, heresy, belief in Wahdat Al-Wujood [1], the saying that the Quran is created, the saying that it is permissible for other than Allah to legislate, the exaggeration in glorifying the attributes of Allah, not accepting the Mutawatir Ahadeeth, doubts in matters of Aqeedah that one must be certain about it, making takfeer on communities …etc from such topics that makes the believer’s hair stand on end. I felt sorry for the Muslim scholars around the world who did not pay attention to such destructive matters. Then I wondered why with such destructive matters, we find the spread of the books of Qutb on the horizon like the spread of the sun, the common people benefit from them, and even you (Rabee Al-Madkhali) in some of your writings. Therefore, I started comparing the topics with the contents. I found that the contents prove the opposite of other contents; and these topics, in general, are some provocative topics to withdraw the attention of the regular reader to bash Sayyed (Qutb), may Allah have mercy on him. I hate for you, me and all of the Muslims (to fall into) the zones of sin…It is from deception when a person talks about the good in front of whom he hates.

              2- I looked, and found that this book lacks: the basis of the scholarly research, the Manhaj of criticism, the trust of quoting (from others sources), the trust of knowledge, (and) not transgressing on others.

              Regarding the etiquette of dialogue, the goodness of the approach, and the strength of introducing the material, then the above have nothing to do with this book by any mean… the proofs are:

              First, I saw that you depended in quoting old editions of the books of Sayyed Qutb, like the books: Fee Thilaal Al-Qur’an, Al’Adalah Al Ejtima’eyyah, while knowing, as in the margin of page 29 and other (places), that there are some revised editions that came afterwards. It is obligatory according to the basics of criticism and the trust of knowledge to criticize - if it was about the contents of the last edition of any book because the changes in it (i.e. the last edition) abrogates the previous ones. This thing, inshallah, is not hidden from your basic information, but it is probably a mistake of a student who prepared this information for you who was not aware of that. It is well known that there are many similar situations for the people of knowledge, for example the book, Al Rooh, of Ibn Qayyim, when many scholars looked into it they said: it is probably issued during his early life. This also happened in many cases. The book (of Sayyed Qutb) Al’Adalah Al Ejtima’yah was the first (book) that he (Sayyed Qutb) authored about Islamic issues.

              Second, the topic in the index of this book: Sayyid Qutb allows other than Allah to legislate, made my hair stand on end. I rushed to this topic before anything else. What I found out is just a single quote from lots of lines in his book, Al’Adalah AlEjtima’yah. His sayings do not confirm this provocative topic. Let us suppose that there is a general or vague sentence, why do we turn it into a takfeeri (blasphemy) matter against him to destroy what Sayyed Qutb based his life upon and what he dedicated his pen for: the da’wah towards the monotheism of Allah “in ruling and legislating,” rejecting the man made laws, and confronting those who committed that (legislating and ruling by other than Allah’s rule). Allah loves justices and fairness in every thing; and I do not see inshaallah except that you are about to go back to justice and fairness.

              Third: One of the provocative topics is your topic: Sayyed Qutb believes in Wahdat Al-Wujood. Verily, Sayyed Qutb, may Allah have mercy on him, said something not clear (that might make the reader think that he believes in Wahdat Al-Wujood) using the style (of literature) in commenting on Surat Al-Hadeed, and Surat Al-Ekhlaas, and based upon it the accusation that he believes in Wahdat Al-Wujood was made. You did something good when you quoted his saying in commenting on Surat Al-Baqarah, and his (Sayyed Qutb) clear rejection to the idea of Wahdat Al-Wujood. From these quotes (Sayyed Qutb wrote): “and from here we find that there is nothing in the true Islamic ideology called the idea of Wahdat Al-Wujood.” To add, in his (Qutb) book: "Muqawwimat At-Tasawwur Al-Islami” there is a clear response to those who belief in Wahdat Al-Wujood. Therefore, we say may Allah forgive Sayyid Qutb for these vague statements that he expanded upon using his literal style; and what is vague does not overcome the clear cut statements from his saying. Thus, I wish that you rush into deleting this hidden takfeer of Sayyed Qutb, and I feel sorry for you.

              Fourth, I say clearly to you with all respect, that under these topics: the contrary of what Sayyed Qutb commented on the meaning of La Ilaha Illah Allah, to the scholars and the people of language; and that he (Qutb) is not clear about (tawheed) Ar-Ruboobiyah and Al-Uloohiyyah. I say to you, my beloved, that you have destroyed, without making sure, all of what Sayyed (Qutb), may Allah have mercy on him, confirmed from the aspects of Tawheed and what it necessates and confirms, which occupied the major aspect of the long life of Sayyed Qutb. All what you (Rabee Al-Madkhali) said is nullified by one word: that the monotheism of Allah in legislation and ruling is from the necessities of the word of Tawheed. Sayyed, May Allah have mercy on him, emphasized on this a lot when he saw the corrupted courage to dismantle the legislations of Allah from courts and other places, and replacing it with man-made laws. Without a doubt, this is a great courage (the courage of changing the rules of Allah) that the Ummah never experienced before 1342 Hijri.

              Fifth: from the topics of the index: “Sayyed Qutb confirms the belief that the Quran is created, and that the speech of Allah is just the will”… When I went back to the pages that talk about that, I did not find a single letter where Sayyed Qutub, may Allah have mercy on him, declared this saying: “The Quran is created.” How do you easily accuse with these takfeeri matters? The only sentence that I noticed is his (Qutb) saying: “They cannot author from it—the Muqat’ah letters—a book similar to this book because this book is created by Allah and not by the humans”… There is no doubt that this sentence is wrong, but does this sentence make us rule that Sayyed Qutb confirms the kuffri saying that the Quran is created? O Allah I cannot tolerate the burden of this! This reminded me of a similar saying of Shaikh Muhammad ‘Abdulkhaliq ‘Atheemah, may Allah have mercy on him, in his book’s introduction: Studies on the style of the Noble Quran, that is printed by the Islamic University of Imam Muhammed bin Sa’ud. Do we accuse all people by the saying that the Quran is created. O Allah No.

              What we mentioned so far is sufficient in talking about the subjective perspectives, and this is the important matter.

              Talking about other perspectives:

              1- The original copy of this book lies in 161 pages written by hand. These writings are different. I do not know of a single page written by you as usual, unless your handwriting differed from usual, or I missed up something, or you gave the job about Sayyed Qutb to some of the students, and each student wrote what he found under your supervision, or by your dictation. Therefore, I cannot confirm that this book belongs to you except by what you wrote on it that it is authored by you, and that is enough in considering it to belong to you.

              2- Even though there are differences in the handwritings, there is a common trend; This book has the common trend of the disturbing manner, the continuous anger, the same jump on the sentence to generate huge mistakes, rushing into conclusions where there is a possibility to prove otherwise, and depending on the vague sentences and leaving the clear ones, which is a solid rule that do not accept any argument about it….This is considered as betraying (violating) the Manhaj of criticism (named): Al’Haydah Al’Elmiyah.

              3- Regarding the style of literature, if we were to compare it with the style of Sayyed Qutb, then this style is of descending style. The style of Sayyed (Qutb) is high. If we considered it as your (Rabee’s) style, then it is very elementary, and does not suit a student of knowledge who has great degrees. So there should be a balance between the literal taste, the ability of using the language and clearly presenting the matter, and the beauty of presenting; or otherwise the pen should be broken ( i.e. otherwise do not bother writing it).

              4- The common trend was the trend of anger and frightening which overtook the scientific Manhaj of criticism, thus your response lacked the etiquettes of dialogue.

              5- This book from its beginning tells the end has an offensive trend and narrowness in mind and lack of patience in the sentences… why?

              6- This book creates a new hizbiyah that establishes the trend of making tahreem here, and nullifying it there; and to call this a bid’ah and that person a Mubtadi’, to call this deviancy and that person a devient… whithout enough proofs. This also generates ghuroor (i.e. deception) of being religious, being proud to the extent that when one of them does that he (thinks that he) gets rid of a huge burden from his back; and that he is saving the Ummah from falling from an edge; that he is considered of a high example of Wara’ (fearing Allah) and gheerah (jealousy) on the rulings of Shari’ah. This (Judging) without making sure, is a way of destruction, even if it is considered as a high constructed building, its destiny is destruction and disappearance with the winds.

              These are six aspects that this book enjoys, which made it not enjoyable. This is what I see regarding what you requested. I apologize for being late to respond to you, but I used not to read the books of this man (Sayyed Qutb), even though it is popular amongst the people. However, the dangerous remarks that you talked about made me do lots of readings into his books, and I found in his books many good things, a great faith, clear truth, exposing the plans of the enemies of Islam, and some mistakes in the contents and saying some things that I wish he never said. He nullifies lots of these things in other places, and to be perfect is hard. This man was a great writer and a great criticizer, and then he moved towards serving Islam through the great Quran, the noble Sunnah, and the beautiful Seerah. This shaped his attitude regarding the issues of his time. He insisted on his attitude (to continue what he is doing) for the sake of Allah. He also clarified the issues about his past. It was requested from him to write some words of apology, and he said his faithful and famous word, that "I will not use the finger which I raise for shahad’ah (i.e calling to Tawheed) to write something against Tawheed…" or a word close to this.

              Therefore, the obligation of everyone is to make du’a for him that Allah forgive his sins, to benefit from his knowledge, to clarify his mistakes, and that his mistakes do not make us not benefit from his knowledge, or to abandon his books. Consider, may Allah protect you, his situation like the situation of those of the salaf like Isma’eel Al-Harawi and Al-Jilaani, and how Shaikh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah defended them, even though they fell into many awful mistakes, because the basis of their approach was to defend Islam and the Sunnah. Look to the (book), “Manazil Alsa’ereen”, and you will find strange things that cannot be accepted; however, you find Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, making excuses for him and not accusing him, as he clarified it in the book “Madarij As-Saalikeen". I also expanded on this matter in the book “Classifying the people between doubts and certainty,” and I put some rules regarding it.

              In conclusion, I advise the brother in Allah, not to print this book “Adwa’ Islamiyyah..”. It is not permissible for this book to be distributed or printed because of what it has of the exaggeration, and the training of the youth of the Ummah to slander the Ulama’ (scholars), and to put down and disregard their virtues. Forgive me, may Allah bless you, if I was harsh in my sentences, but it is because of what I saw from your exaggeration, because I want the good for you, and because your eagerness to know what I have about him. This is what my pen wrote, and may Allah correct the way of all of us..

              Wa assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi Wa barakatu….

              Footnotes: [1] Wahdat al-Wajood is the belief in pantheism; that everything, including the Creator is One, i.e. that Allah is everywhere and in everything. Ahlus-Sunnah affirm that Allah is above His Throne, above the seven heavens.

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                #8
                Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

                Question:
                "What is your saying concerning a man who advises the
                Sunni youth to read the books of Sayyid Qutb, especially ‘Fee Dhilaal
                il-Qur’aan’ and ‘Ma’aalim Fit-Taareeq’, without warning about any of
                the errors and deviations present in these books?"
                Answer:
                "My statement – may Allaah bless you – is that
                whoever gives sincerity of purpose to Allaah, His Messenger, and his brother
                Muslims, that he should encourage the people to read the books of those who have
                preceded us from the books of tafsir and other than tafsir. These books
                contain more blessings, are more beneficial and are much better than the books
                of the later ones. As for the tafsir of Sayyid Qutb – may Allaah have
                mercy upon him – then it contains great calamities, however we hope
                that Allaah pardons him. In it are great calamities, such as his tafsir
                of Istiwaa and his tafsir of "Qul Huwallaahu Ahad", and similarly, his
                description of one of the Messengers with something unbefitting."
                Source:
                From the Cassette: Aqwaal ul-Ulamaa Fee Ibtaal Qawaa’id wa Maqaalaat Adnaan
                Ar’oor, and checked by Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen
                himself on 24/4/1421H, with one
                slight revision who changed the phrase "Anaa Ra’yee…" to "Anaa
                Qawlee…".


                Shaikh ‘Abdul-Azeez Ibn Baz
                [Rahimahullaah]
                Some parts of the book of Sayyid Qutb
                ‘at-Tasweer
                al-Fannee fil-Qur’aan’
                were read to him such as his speech about Moosaa - ‘alaihis-Salaam - upon whom
                he said: "Let us take Moosaa - as the example of the leader of excitable
                nature - and this excitable impulse quickly passes away and he regains his
                composure, as is the case with the excitable folk." Then he said with
                regard to the Saying of Allah - the Most High - "Fa as-ba-hu fil madinati
                kha bi fan..." :- "This is the description of a well known state: the
                restlessness or fear of one expecting evil at every turn - and this is the
                characteristic of the excitable folk." [‘at-Tasweer al-Fannee
                fil-Qur’aan’: p.200,201,203. 13th ....]
                So the Shaikh replied to this:
                "Mockery of the Prophets is apostasy in its own."[*]
                And is was said to him that
                Shaikh Rabee’
                al-Madhkhalee has written a
                refutation of Sayyid Qutb, so the Shaikh said:
                "Rebuttal of him is
                good."[*] And unfortunately the Qutubi movement clothing itself as
                Salafiyyah, has
                not only gone to the extremes in Takfir but has also fallen into the extremes of
                Irjaa’ in that it seeks to defend, nay even promote, the books and writings of
                their leaders and mentors which contain statements of disbelief and apostasy
                (examples will be given in Part 2, inshaa’allaah).
                Shaikh Rabee’ bin Haadee

                said, commenting upon Imaam al-Albani’s description of the Qutubiyyah as
                "The Khawarij of the Era", that "it is more befitting that they
                be called Murji’ah of the Era before they are called Khawarij of the
                Era". Refer to al-Asalah (Vol. 24)
                Source:
                During a lesson of Shaikh ‘Abdul - ‘Azeez ibn Baaz - hafizahullaah - in
                his house in Riyaadh 1413H, ‘Minhaajus-Sunnah tapes of ar-Riyaadh
                A section of the book "Kutub wa Shakhsiyaat" (p.242) was read out
                to the Shaikh and in which Sayyid Qutb accuses of Mu’awiyah and Amr Ibn
                al-Aas
                of lying (kadhib), deception (ghish), treachery or trickery (khadee’ah),
                hypocrisy (nifaaq), and taking bribes (rishwah).
                So he replied: "These are repugnant words!! These are repugnant
                words. Revilement of Mu’awiyah and of Amr Ibn al-Aas. All of this is repugnant
                and evil words. Mu’awiyah and Amr and whoever was with them made ijtihaad
                and erred[*], and those who perform ijtihaad and erred then may Allaah pardon us
                and them.[*] Shaikh
                Salih al-Fawzaan in checking through this made the comment,
                "Being resolved that they erred is not clearly apparent, but if it was
                said, "They were mujtahidoon, if they were correct they have two rewards
                and if they erred they have one reward, yet their error is forgiven", it
                would have been much better and more just."
                The questioner then said, "What about his statement that there is

                hypocrisy (nifaq) in them both, is that not takfir of them?"
                Shaikh Ibn Baaz replied, "This is an error and a mistake which is not
                disbelief. For
                his revilement of some of the Companions or just one of them is evil (munkar)
                and sinfulness (fisq) and he deserves to be given exemplary
                punishment for it – we ask Allaah to pardon him – however, if he reviled
                most of them and declared them sinners then he would become an apostate, because
                they are the Carriers of the Revelation. When he reviles them then this means
                that he is reviling the legislation."
                The questioner then said, "Should not these books in which these
                statements exist be forbidden?"
                Shaikh Ibn Baaz
                replied,
                "It is necessary for them to be torn to
                pieces".
                Then the Shaikh said, "Is this in a newspaper?"
                The questioner said, "In a book, may Allaah be benevolent to you."
                The Shaikh asked, "Whose book?"
                The questioner said, "Sayyid Qutb…".
                The Shaikh said, "These are repugnant words".
                The questioner, continuing, "… in ‘Kutub wa Shakhsiyaat’"
                Source:
                The cassette ‘Sharh Riyaad us-Saaliheen’ dated 18/7/1418H.
                Summary:*
                Shaikh ul-Islaam Ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah) was asked, "The one who
                praises Ahl ul-Bid’ah, is he to be counted amongst them?" So he replied,

                "Yes, there is no doubt about this, the one who praises them is one who
                actually calls to them". [Cassette: Aqwaal ul-Ulamaa Fee Sayyid
                Qutb]
                :lailah:

                This world is all work no real pleasure; the Hereafter is ALL pleasure, no work! ;)

                :ahb:

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                  #9
                  Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

                  All of the above is irrelavant especially the one asking the question! There are contradicing opinions ongst the Ulema like Sh bin Baz, Sh Albani and others.

                  قال المستشار عبدالله العقيل في مجلة المجتمع العدد 112 تاريخ 8/8/1972 م : (( إن سيد قد بعث لإخوانه في مصر والعالم العربي أنه لا يعتمد سوى ستة مؤلفات له فقط وهي : هذا الدين , المستقبل لهذا الدين , الإسلام ومشكلات الحضارة , خصائص التصور الإسلامي , في ظلال القرآن , ومعالم في الطريق)..

                  وجواب الأستاذ محمد قطب على رسالة بهذا الخصوص نصها:
                  ( الأخ الفاضل عبد الرحمن بن محمد الهرفي حفظه الله السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته سألتني عن كتاب ” العدالة الاجتماعية ” فأخبرك أن هذا أول كتاب ألفه بعد أن كانت اهتماماته في السابق متجهة إلى الأدب والنقد الأدبي وهذا الكتاب لا يمثل فكره بعد أن نضج تفكيره وصار بحول الله أرسخ قدماً في الإسلام .وهو لم يوصِ بقراءته إنما الكتب التي أوصى بقراءتها قبيل وفاته هي الظلال ( وبصفة خاصة الأجزاء الإثنا عشرة الأولى المعادة المنقحة وهي آخر ما كتب من الظلال على وجه التقريب وحرص على أن يودعها فكره كله ) معالم في الطريق ( ومعظمه مأخوذ من الظلال مع إضافة فصول جديدة ) و”هذا الدين” “والمستقبل” “لهذا الدين” ، “خصائص التصور الإسلامي” ، ومقومات التصور الإسلامي ( وهو الكتاب الذي نشر بعد وفاته ) “والإسلام ومشكلات الحضارة” ، أما الكتب التي أوصى بعدم قراءتها فهي كل ما كتبه قبل الظلال ، ومن بينها ” العدالة الاجتماعية ” ،أما كتاب “لماذا أعدموني ” فهو ليس كتاب إنما هو محاضر التحقيق التي أجريت معه في السجن الحربي ، حذفت منها الأسئلة التي وجهها إليه المحقق وبقيت الأجوبة ، وقد استخرجها محمد حسنين هيكل من ملفات السجن وباعها لجريدة الشرق الأوسط فنشرتها في جريدة المسلمون مجزأة ثم نشرتها في صورة كتاب ، ولما كنا لم نطلع على أصولها فلا نستطيع أن نحكم على مدى صحتها ومن المؤكد أنهم حذفوا منها ما يختص بالتعذيب (وقد اعترفت الجريدة بذلك ) أما الباقي فيحتمل صدوره عنه ولكن لا يمكن القطع بذلك وفضلاً عن ذلك فهذه التحقيقات كلها كانت تجري في ظل التعذيب . هذا جواب ما سألتني عنه . وبالله التوفيق . محمد قطب
                  حتى لا يقال عن تراجع سيد انه غير مقبول نورد رد سماحة المفتي الشيخ عبد العزيز آل الشيخ على من عقب على كلامه عن سيد قطب وكتابه (في ظلال القرآن)
                  المفتي : والله أنا أقول طالب العلم إن قرأ به يستفيد ..الطالب يميز ،طالب العلم إذا قرأ في بعض المواضع حقيقة بعض المواضع فيها كتابا جيدا ، حدث أخطاء، ما أقول ما يسلم من الخطأ ،لكن ينبغي الإنصاف والاعتدال وأن لانـحمل ألفاظه فوق ما يـحتمله ، ما نـحمل الألفاظ فوق ما تـحتمله ، ولا نسيئ الظن .والرجل له – يعني – جهاد تعلمون أنه استشهد أو قتل شهيداً رحمه الله ، السائل :أحسن الله إليكم هذا يعقب على كلامكم قبل قليل عن تفسير سيد قطب وهل معناه الدعوة إلى قراءته من قبل المبتدئين في طلب العلم ؟وله كتب كان فيها أخطاء فتراجع عنها ، لأن القرآن ربما أن كتابة تفسير القرآن عدلت منهجه السابق ، والقرآن لاشك أن من اعتنى به وأكثرمن قراءته ينقله من حال إلى حال .. نعم . ا.هـ المحاضرة كاملة من موقع الدعوة الخيرية - كتاب التوحيد-الدرس السادس
                  The discussion about Musa (as) was in his al-Taswir al-Fanni Fi al-Qur'an, a book that he wrote when he was still primarily interested in literature, and he wrote this work from that perspective. Remember, that before becoming a sincere Muslim, he was a nationalist. When he wrote this work, he had not yet entered his Islamist stage. Before his death, he only advised that certain of his books be read, while disavowing his earlier writings, amongst them al-Taswir al-Fanni.

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                    #10
                    Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

                    قال المستشار عبدالله العقيل في مجلة المجتمع العدد 112 تاريخ 8/8/1972 م : (( إن سيد قد بعث لإخوانه في مصر والعالم العربي أنه لا يعتمد سوى ستة مؤلفات له فقط وهي : هذا الدين , المستقبل لهذا الدين , الإسلام ومشكلات الحضارة , خصائص التصور الإسلامي , في ظلال القرآن , ومعالم في الطريق
                    "Chancellor Abdullah al-'Aqil said in "al-Mujtama'a" journal (number 112, date: 1972/8/8):
                    "Verily Sayyid had sent letters to his brothers in Egypt and to the arab countries that they should not rely on his books except these seven books: "Hadha ad-Din" (This is the religion), "al-Mustaqbal li hadhad-Din" (The future of this religion), "al-Islam wal-Mushkilat al-Hadhara" (Islam and cultural/social problems), "Khasais al-Tasawwar al-Islami" (The characteristics of Islamic conduct), "Fi Thilal al-Quran" and "Ma'alim at-Tariq" (milestones)."

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                      #11
                      Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

                      This is written by his brother Sh Muhammad Qutb:

                      وجواب الأستاذ محمد قطب على رسالة بهذا الخصوص نصها
                      الأخ الفاضل عبد الرحمن بن محمد الهرفي حفظه الله السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته سألتني عن كتاب ” العدالة الاجتماعية ” فأخبرك أن هذا أول كتاب ألفه بعد أن كانت اهتماماته في السابق متجهة إلى الأدب والنقد الأدبي وهذا الكتاب لا يمثل فكره بعد أن نضج تفكيره وصار بحول الله أرسخ قدماً في الإسلام .وهو لم يوصِ بقراءته إنما الكتب التي أوصى بقراءتها قبيل وفاته هي الظلال ( وبصفة خاصة الأجزاء الإثنا عشرة الأولى المعادة المنقحة وهي آخر ما كتب من الظلال على وجه التقريب وحرص على أن يودعها فكره كله ) معالم في الطريق ( ومعظمه مأخوذ من الظلال مع إضافة فصول جديدة ) و”هذا الدين” “والمستقبل” “لهذا الدين” ، “خصائص التصور الإسلامي” ، ومقومات التصور الإسلامي ( وهو الكتاب الذي نشر بعد وفاته ) “والإسلام ومشكلات الحضارة” ، أما الكتب التي أوصى بعدم قراءتها فهي كل ما كتبه قبل الظلال ، ومن بينها ” العدالة الاجتماعية ” ،أما كتاب “لماذا أعدموني ” فهو ليس كتاب إنما هو محاضر التحقيق التي أجريت معه في السجن الحربي ، حذفت منها الأسئلة التي وجهها إليه المحقق وبقيت الأجوبة ، وقد استخرجها محمد حسنين هيكل من ملفات السجن وباعها لجريدة الشرق الأوسط فنشرتها في جريدة المسلمون مجزأة ثم نشرتها في صورة كتاب ، ولما كنا لم نطلع على أصولها فلا نستطيع أن نحكم على مدى صحتها ومن المؤكد أنهم حذفوا منها ما يختص بالتعذيب (وقد اعترفت الجريدة بذلك ) أما الباقي فيحتمل صدوره عنه ولكن لا يمكن القطع بذلك وفضلاً عن ذلك فهذه التحقيقات كلها كانت تجري في ظل التعذيب . هذا جواب ما سألتني عنه . وبالله التوفيق . محمد قطب

                      The answer of Ustadh Muhammad Qutb to a mail in this regard as stated below:
                      "Respected brother Abd ar-Rahman bin Muhammad al-Harfi, May Allah preserve you! Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
                      You asked me abot the book "al-'Adala al-Ijtima'iyya" (Social Justice). I should inform you that it was the first book he authored when he was previously deeply interested in the literature and literary criticism. It does not represent his ideas when he had matured in reflection and when his thinking became only for Allah and when he had made a huge step into Islam.He himself did not recommend to read this book, those books that he recommended before his death to read are 1) "Fi Dhilal al-Quran"(especially the first twelve volumes that were revised and it was almost the last thing that he wrote from al-Thilal and he was eager to renew all his thoughts), 2) "Ma'alim fit-Tariq" (It's mostly taken from "al-Thilal", but he added some new chapters) 3) "Hadha ad-Din", 4) "al-Mustaqbal", 5) "Li hadha ad-Din" 6) "Khasais at-Tasawwur al-Islami" and "muqawwamat al-Tasawwur al-Islami" (and it's the book that was printed after his death) 7) "al-Islam wal-Mushkilat al-Hadhara", and as for the books that he discouraged from reading are all the books that he wrote before al-Thilal and amongst them is "al-'Adala al-Ijtimaiyya". As for the book "Limadha A'adamuni" (Why did they execute me), it's not a book, in reality it's records of an investigation conducted with him in a millitary prison, the questions posed by the investigator were omitted, but only answers were left there. Later Muhammad Husanein Heykal compiled it from the files of the prison and sold it to the newspaper "Sharq al-Awsat" (Middle East) and it was printed partially in the newspaper of muslims and later edited and printed in a book form. Because we couldn't get the original papers we could not tell how authentic were these papers. They have definitely omitted the records how he was tortured (and the newpaper admitted it) and as for the rest that is contained in these papers we can say that it's probably from him, but we can not be sure, especially when we know that these investigations were conducted by means of torture. It's my answer to your question. Wa billahi tawfiq. Muhammad Qutb

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                        #12
                        Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

                        No offence akh i'll take listening to sh. Bin baz & uthaymeen as fine. I stand by my original stance: unless your aqeedah is solid dont go near it. Otherwise go right ahead. wAllaahu a'lam.
                        :lailah:

                        This world is all work no real pleasure; the Hereafter is ALL pleasure, no work! ;)

                        :ahb:

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                          #13
                          Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

                          Akh, the fatawa you given were referring to those books which he (Sayyed Qutb) disavowed!

                          Maybe Sh bin Baz was unaware? The latter scholars have already clarified this like Sh Bakr Abu Zaid, Sh ibn Jibreen, etc.

                          If, as some claim, the Sh Bin Baz dispised Sayyed Qutb, why did he intercede on behalf of Sayyid Qutb when the order for his execution was given?

                          Sh ibn Jibreen on Sayyed Qutb:

                          Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
                          Office of the Presidency of Islamic Research and Legal
                          Verdicts
                          Question:
                          Some youth call Shaykh Sayyid Qutb a heretic and prohibit the reading of his books, and they say a similar statement regarding Hasan al-Banna, as they also say regarding some of the scholars that they are Khawarij. Their argument is that [they do this] in order to 'expose the errors [of these men] to the people,'. even though [these youth] are until now [only] students [of knowledge]. I hope for a response so that doubt may be removed from us and others, [and] so that this [phenomenon] will not spread.

                          Response:
                          All praise belongs to Allah alone. To proceed: It is impermissible to [unjustly] call the Muslims heretics or wicked as is evidenced by the statement of the Prophet SAW "Whoever says to his brother 'O enemy of Allah,' and he is not such but that it returns back to him." While in [another] hadith 'Whoever calls a Muslim an infidel it returns back to one of them.' While in another hadith: "A man passed by another while he was doing a sin and he said to him, 'By Allah, Allah will not forgive you.' So [Allah] said: 'Who is he who can pass judgment on my behalf that I will not forgive so and so, I have forgiven him and have nullified your deeds.'"

                          With this I say, Sayyid Qutb and Hasan al-Banna are among the scholars of the Muslims and among the people of da'wa. Allah has brought benefit by them and through them He has guided many people. They both have efforts [for Islam] which should not be denied. For this reason Shaikh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz interceded on behalf of Sayyid Qutb when the order for his execution was given. [Ibn Baz] was gentle in his intercession, but President Gamal [Abdel Nasser] did not accept [Ibn Baz's] intercession, may Allah send upon him [i.e. Abdel Nasser] what he deserves. When both men [i.e Hasan al-Banna & Sayyid Qutb] were killed, each was referred
                          to as a martyr, as each was killed unjustly. This is borne witness to by those close [to them] as well as by the general public. As it was widely spread in the papers and books without anyone ever objecting. Moreover, the scholars have received their books [with acceptance]. No one has attacked them for more than the [last] twenty years. If some [heresy proceeded] from them, then [these mistakes] are
                          similar to an-Nawawi, as-Suyuti, Ibn al-Jawzi, Ibn 'Atiyah, al-Khatabi, al-Qastalani and the likes of many of them. I have read what Shaikh Rabi al-Madkhali has written in his refutation of Sayyid Qutb and I found that he has placed statements where they do not exist. For this reason Shaikh Bakr Abu Zaid, may Allah perserve him, refuted him. Likewise, [al-Madkhali's] unjust attacks of Shaikh 'Abdur-Rahman ['Abdul-Khaaliq] and his [twisting 'Abdur-Rahman 'Abdul-Khaaliq's words] in order to find errors which would make ['Abdur-Rahman 'Abdul-Khaaliq appear] misguided, even though [Shaikh Rabi] befriended him for a lengthy period of time and he never found any such errors [in the past].

                          And the eye of pleasure sees every fault insignificant,
                          But the eye of hatred always finds fault.

                          Dictated by
                          Abdullah ibn Abdur-Rahman ibn Jibreen
                          26/2/1417 AH

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                            #14
                            Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

                            Also why not just stick to the trusted tafseer by Ibn Kathir? Theres ijmaa that is the best for the layperson. So why would a person choose to go for the one that has controversy, whether its acceptable or not, when you got the choice of a tafsir that theres no controversy around. Ive not heard anything bad about it anyhow. And its easy to understand. wAllaahu a'lam. Leave that which makes you doubt...
                            :lailah:

                            This world is all work no real pleasure; the Hereafter is ALL pleasure, no work! ;)

                            :ahb:

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                              #15
                              Re: Tafsir of Sayyid Qutb - In the Shade of the Qur'an

                              My respected brother ahaneefah

                              I understand what your saying & where your coming from. However, this is something we will disagree on. As Imaàm Shaafi'i said," is it not possible we can disagree yet still be brothers?" SubhaanAllaah. This is a minor issue akh fil eemaan, we do not need to lenghthen it out. InshaaAllaah to you your opinion,& to me mine.

                              I personally would not read it, hence this is what i advise the OP. I recommend ibn Kathir all day everyday. No questions. This is merely my opinion. Its not waajib for us all to have agreement on every single thing. May Allaah make it easy for you & us to do that which pleases Him. Aameen.
                              :lailah:

                              This world is all work no real pleasure; the Hereafter is ALL pleasure, no work! ;)

                              :ahb:

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