Sayid Qutb’s “In the Shade of the Qur’ an” ranks second in popularity to his “Milestones.” “In the Shade of the Qur’ an” is a thirty volume commentary on the Qur’ an touching every aspect. Qutb wrote the commentary while in prison and while some Muslims do not accept that Qubt is a scholar, he, without doubt, is one of the most influential Jihadists today. There are three volumes which are not included and that is because they have not yet been translated into English.
The pdfs are long ranging from 275 to over 300 pages a piece. If you you do not have the time to read the entire commentary, which would be to your advantage, let me make a suggestion. The At-Tawbah (Surah 9) is the most crucial chapter to understanding Islam and Jihadism because it is the last word from Allah on the subject. So, I would put some time into study Volume 8 which is completely dedicated to Surah 9.