Sayyid Qutb

Sayyid Qutb was jailed by the late President Nasser for his links with the Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt and was executed in 1966. He started his career as a literary writer and critic, and some people have ascribed to his inspiration the elevation of Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz from obscurity to Nobel Prize Winner. He progressed to become one of the most original and independent Muslim thinkers.