chapter  7
The jahiliyyah theory’s fourth stage: 1950–1966
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This fourth phase traces the key ideas that Qutb used in his distinction between Islam and jahiliyyah in the period between his return from the United States to Egypt in 1950 and his death in 1966. This chapter intends also to identify the term jahiliyyah and trace its development until it became a mature and fully fledged concept. My investigation will also provide brief coverage of some of Qutb’s works of the period under discussion.