Muhammad Qutb, the brother of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood Sayyid Qutb, has passed away in hospital in Mecca at the age of 95.
A Muslim scholar in his own right, Muhammad Qutb was born in the Upper Egyptian village of Musha near Asyut in 1919.
He was arrested alongside his elder brother Sayyid in 1965 when they were accused of plotting to overthrow the secular regime. Although his brother was executed a year later, Muhammadâ€™s life was spared.
After his release in 1972, he took refuge among Muslim Brotherhood members in Saudi Arabia, where he published his brother Sayyidâ€™s books and became a professor of Islamic Studies.
His writings are well-known in the Arab world. His best known books are â€˜Ignorance in the Twentieth Centuryâ€™ and â€˜Islam: the Misunderstood Religion.â€™