FIELD OF RESEARCH
Sayyid Quṭb’s intellectual development and ideology
I wrote my MA thesis about one of the main battles of the crusades, the battle of Hattin (1167), in light of the Arab sources.
In the final years of my Arabic studies my attention turned to conservative movements within the Sunni branch of Islam. One such movement is salafism, one branch of which is hanbalism, and its outgrowth in the Najd is that of the Wahhabis, whose principles are followed by the members of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose chief ideologist was Sayyid Qutb. In my PhD thesis I study his ideology, and its development from a religious background. How do theory and practice relate? Based on the teachings of Islam and the ideology derived from there, how does the need to translate it into practice, and implement it through movements, and political action arise?
Why is the topic relevant today? Sayyid Qutb has developed one of the most mature and complete political theories and practices among the defining personalities of Islamist movements and he exercised one, if not the greatest, influence on contemporary radical Islamic thinking. Furthermore, for most Islamist movements his well- known work Maʽālim fī al-tarīq provides the basis for the development of political theory and structure (form).
2009–: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Doctoral School of Linguistics. Supervisor: Dr. Miklós Maróth
2002–2010: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Humanities, History and history teacher major.
2002–2009: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Humanities, Arabic studies major.
1998–2002: Budai Ciszterci Szent Imre Secondary School
FELLOWSHIPS, RESEARCH WORK:
2016: Institut dominicain d’études orientales (Kairó, Egyiptom) – az Avicenna KKKI támogatásával, 1 hónap
2007: IFPO – Institut Français Du Proche-Orient (Damascus, Syria) – Pázmány Péter Catholic University research grant, 1 month
2005-2006: Ğāmiʿa al-Kuwayt – Kuwait University (Kuwait City, Kuwait) – Hungarian State Scholarship, one year