In the Shade of the Quran, a monumental tafsir is by far the largest and most profound work of Sayyid Qutb. It has been universally recognised as an outstanding contribution to Islamic thought and scholarship. Now that it is available in English it will continue to enlighten and inspire millions more. Part 30 has been available for many years, the Islamic Foundation has undertaken to produce the entire work._ During the ten years of imprisonment in the equivalent of a concentration camp, he wrote prolifically, completing In the Shade of the Quran, a Quranic commentary.
Professor John Esposito, in The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality