Politician |  Sayyid Qutb

Politician | Sayyid Qutb

Name Sayyid Qutb
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1906-10-09
Place of Birth Egypt
Age 59 yrs
Death Date 1966-08-29
Birth Sign Libra

About Sayyid Qutb

Member of the Muslim Brotherhood who spent time in the U.S. in 1949 and wrote about the coutry’s immorality, inspiring groups like al Qaeda. He was convicted, in 1966, of plotting the assassination of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and was hung to death.

Early Life Experience of Sayyid Qutb

He went to the U.S. to continue his studies in educational administration, and on his return to Egypt wrote about its open mixing of the sexes, its materialism and racism.

Trivia Info

After joining the Brotherhood he became the head of its propaganda, and a leading voice in its governance.

Family Life and Relationship

His father was a noted political activist, and young Sayyid learned both political debate and Qur’anic tradition from him.

Close Associates

Osama bin Laden and other leaders of the anti-Western religious movement in the Middle East were inspired by his works.