International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Influence of Al-cAqqad and the Diwan School of Poetry on Sayyid Qutb’s Writings
Asyraf Hj. Ab. Rahman, Nooraihan Ali, Wan Ibrahim Wan Ahmad

One of the most well known scholars in Muslim society of the twentieth century was Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966). Throughout the formative phases of Qutb’s life, many figures were responsible for shaping his cultural and intellectual orientation. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the influence of cAbbas Mahmud al-cAqqad into the life of Sayyid Qutb and his writings in particular. The study used content analysis approach to collect relevant data. Results show that cAbbas Mahmud al-cAqqad was one of the most important figures who responsible for shaping Sayyid Qutb’s literary outlook and socio-political orientation which resulted in profound changes in his intellectual ability as manifested in his writings.

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