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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Article:Syed Qutab Shaheed

Syed Quutab Shaheed is one of the most modest and learned Muslim scholar,writer and Orator of 19th century who influenced new Muslim movements the most.He gave his blood for the survival of truth.
Qutab Shaheed was born  in 1903 in Egypt. After graduation and getting diploma in Education he served as Inspector of Education from 1933 to  1954. He joined Muslim movement ''Akhwan ul Muslimoon'' and was appointed Editor of its magazine due to his Literary background. He was arrested in 1954 and remained in jail till 1964. He was released in Aug1964. During imprisonment he continued his literary activities which influenced youth of that time very much. So after his release youth gathered around him due to his magnetic personality and sincere efforts. Govt didn't like this and arrested him again and martyred him in Aug1966.
He wrote many books for revival of  Islam but his most precious work is Quran tafseer ''Fi Zilal e Quran''. He intentionally avoids to discuss differences of  Muslim sections. He concentrates on clarifying  real revolutionary spirit of Islam as a whole. His language is of high profile having an angelic power which is most suitable to explain Quran verses.
He calls modern and western system of life ''Jahlia''(Ignorance)and amazes at people who are treading in darkness while they have a great source of light in form of Quraan. Explaining Surah e Fateha he tells that accepting Allah our Lord we get rid of all kinds of slavery like many myths,different codes of life and people. A Muslim cooperates in all right things and struggles against evil and helps in maintaining Allah's sovereignty.
He tells us that  there is complete harmony between human powers and physical powers. Both are bestowed before Allah.Both are in movement and direction of their movement is also the same.
He forbids Muslims to be impressed by the glory and glamor of   ignorants(westerns) because they have separated themselves from real source of power Allah.They are going to fall just like a huge body separated from a flaming star extinguishes in no time.
He says a Muslim is friend of physical powers and is in complete harmony with them.So he bows down before Allah without hesitating. He loves nature,ponders over it,takes interest in it and strives to know secrets of Universe. These powers are helpful in his pious mission and unfold themselves before him.  As Mohammad (s.a.w) said gazing towards Mountain Ohad:
''This is a mountain.He loves me and I love him.''
While departing Mecca at the moment of hijrat he addressed Mecca and said:
''O Mecca I love you but  its inhabitants don't let me to live here.''
And the world saw that these physical powers helped,saved and took him to success again and again. Wallah o Aalam bisswab..May Allah accept it.