The officers of Enemy of Allah, Jamal Abdul Nasser tried to seek pardon from Syed Qutb in any way they could, but he didn’t retreat an inch from the path of Allah.
They then came to him again before he was going to be executed, and said: “Just say you’re sorry for what you did and you will be free”
So Syed Qutb said;
“I will never seek any excuse for work for the sake of Allah.”
They told him to say “just a line or a few words to Abdul Nasir saying you are sorry for what you did and you will be free”
Syed Qutb(رحمة الله) said;
إن إصبع السبابة الذي يشهد لله بالوحدانية في الصلاة ليرفض أن يكتب حرفا يقر به حكم طاغية
“Indeed this finger which testifies the Oneness of Allah in salah [prayer], it refuses to agree on anything – in support – of this oppressive regime”