Sayyid Qutb Shaheed
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Sayyid Qutb Shaheed was born on 9 October 1906, in the Egyptian village of Musha, located in Upper Egypt’s Asyut Province. He was an Egyptian author, educator, Islamic scholar, theorist, revolutionary, poet, and a leading member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s and 1960s.
He is considered “the Father of Salafi jihadism”, the religiopolitical doctrine that underpins the ideological roots of global jihadist organizations such as al-Qaeda and ISIL.
Author of 24 books, with around 30 books unpublished for different reasons (mainly destruction by the state), and at least 581 articles, including novels, literary arts critique, and works on education.
He was convicted of plotting the assassination of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and was executed by hanging.
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