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Qutb, Amin writes, misinterpreted the term Quwwah (power, strength) in this verse to mean force intended to subdue non-Muslims. Qutb claimed that the purpose of Quwwah was not just defence. He strongly propagated the use of offensive force, and claimed that Muslims were ordered to strike fear and disseminate terror in the hearts of the ‘enemies of God’. In Qutb’s misinterpretation of Quwwah, which Amin notes is not shared by many other exegetes of the Quran, the term shifts from being mere military preparedness for the purposes of deterrence to being an offensive tool whose purpose is to subdue others.....