The ological criticism for the people of the book in Sayyid qutb’s Qur’anic commentary fî zilâli’l-Qur’an

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, SOSYAL BİLİMLER ENSTİTÜSÜ, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Yasemin İpekçi Korkmaz



This study discusses the approach and criticism of the Egyptian commentator Sayyid Qutb (d. 1966) to the Jews and Christians in his commentary Fî Zilâli’l-Qur’an. The chapters are classified according to the principles of faith as God, prophethood, holy book and the Hereafter. In each chapter, firstly, the general opinion is put forward and then the ideas of Sayyid Qutb on this subject are examined in the axis of Fî Zilâli’l Qur'an. Thus, the study gives the reader the opportunity to compare ideas. Our thesis consists of four chapters and a conclusion. The first chapter discusses Sayyid Qutb's criticisms of the idea of God believed by the People of the Book. The second part focuses on Ahl-Kitab's belief of prophethood, and their attitude towards the prophets, especially Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. The third chapter examines Ahl-Kitab’s attitude to the holy books. The fourth chapter focuses on Ahl-Kitab’s claim of their election by God, and their belief of Hereafter. The Conclusion has made a general evaluation of the issues we have discussed in our thesis.