December 3, 2022

Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, a well-known scholar of the Muslim world

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi was also sentenced to death in absentia in Egypt.

Sheikh yusuf al qaradawi

The 96-year-old Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, a well-known religious scholar from Egypt, lived in Qatar and was also the chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The death of the world scholar was announced on his official Twitter account and his followers across the world expressed their grief.

Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi used to speak on Al Jazeera Arabic’s religious program and also hosted a popular TV program ‘Sharia and Life’, in which he discussed the understanding of Muslim religious orders from around the world and everything from global politics to everyday life. He used to ask questions on everything, even worldly aspects.

In Egypt, when in 2013 the first elected democratic president, Mohamed Morsi, was overthrown and his government was seized by the army under the leadership of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi strongly criticized it.

Mohamed Morsi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood before he was elected president, and when his government was overthrown by a military coup, his party protested in his favor, leading to violence against activists and leaders. has been.

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi did not have the opportunity to return to Egypt after the overthrow of the regime of Mohammed Morsi because he was opposed to the regime of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The world religious scholar had previously lived in exile before the 2011 revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak’s rule.

Muslims across the Muslim world have expressed grief and sorrow on social media over the death of the religious scholar.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in Egypt but has branches across the region, played a prominent role in the 2011 uprisings that shook the Middle East, leading to major uprisings in several countries in the region. There were also large-scale demonstrations.

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi was also sentenced to death in absentia in Egypt.

Al-Jazeera’s Jamal al-Shayal said the religious scholar also authored more than 120 books and 50-60 other pamphlets that reached a wide section of the Muslim community.

He said that Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi was certainly the most influential Muslim scholar in the world who was probably the only religious leader in this modern era whose teachings were not limited to a single school of thought.

Jamal al-Shayal said Yusuf al-Qaradawi often spoke on issues of the modern world, ranging from elections to relationships and democracy to social justice.

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi was born in 1926, when Egypt was still a British colony, and he linked his religious teachings during his youth with the struggle against British colonialism.

He was also arrested several times in the 1950s during the struggle against British occupation and later for his association with the Muslim Brotherhood.

He later moved to Qatar in the early 1960s where he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Sharia at Qatar University and was later granted Qatari citizenship.

Chairman of Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue, Ibrahim Salah Al Nuaimi, has described Yusuf Al Qaradawi as a great religious scholar.

Ibrahim Salah al-Nuaimi told Al Jazeera that Yusuf al-Qaradawi worked closely with leaders of different faiths to establish religious harmony and stop hate speech.

One of his earliest known books is Fiqh al-Zakah (Jurisprudence of Zakat), published in 1973. He also attempted to reinterpret historical principles of Islamic law in order to better integrate Muslims into non-Muslim societies. .

He supported suicide bombings against Israel during the Second Intifada, and also supported the Iraqi uprising that followed the 2003 US intervention toppling the government of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. It was raised.

His stance on both issues earned him long opposition in the West.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi was accused by Israel’s Shin Bet security agency in 2009 of giving $21 million in donations to a charity set up by Hamas to raise fighters in Jerusalem. Who was

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