Islamic Way of Spending and Ownership in the View of Sayyid Qutb

Asyraf Hj Ab Rahman, Wan Ibrahim Wan Ahmad, Hailan Salamun, Mohd Yusoff Mohamad


This paper will discuss the importance of wealth as proposed by Sayyid in his masterpiece work, Fi Zilal al-Quran. The discussion will therefore revolve around the wealth conception, way of spending and ownership concept. Qutb’s Islamic treatment of the subject of human economic affairs derives from the belief that Islam is a comprehensive system covering all aspects of human society. Using content analysis approach based on Qutb’s work, Fi Zilal al-Quran, the study found that Qutb’s idea in many ways, was influenced by Maududi’s thought on the subject. Qutb’s ideas tended to propagate the belief that whatever an individual Muslim possesses is not, in fact, his alone. Instead, all that he has is by way of trust, a ‘trust’ vouchsafed by God and all that is spent must be in accordance with His command and within the limits prescribed by Him.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2s1p158

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