Sheikh Dr Yusuf Al Qaradawi

Head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars

Yusuf Al-Qaradawi is a preeminent Egyptian scholar. Articulate and widely read, he is one of the most famous Islamic scholars of our time.

Return to Egypt: In February 2011, Qaradawi returned to Egypt after a 30 year exile and addressed a crowd of over a million people at Tahrir Square during Friday prayers. He addressed all segments of Egyptian society (including the Copts and the military) and called for unity and a return to civilian rule.


Leading Figure of the Muslim Brotherhood: Qaradawi is the intellectual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. He has twice turned down offers to be their leader–in 1976 and 2004–preferring to be free of institutional restrictions. As early as 1997 he stated categorically that he was not a member of the Brotherhood. Earlier in his life Qaradawi was jailed three times for his relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and subsequently stripped of his Egyptian citizenship in the 1970s–driving him to seek exile in Qatar.


Fatwas: Qaradawi vocally supported the ‘Arab Spring’ movements issuing fatwas for the killing of Colonel Gaddafi, and fatwas against the Asad regime in Syria. He also issued a fatwa condemning the overthrow of Morsi, saying that it was an obligation to continue to support Morsi. He advised Al-Sisi to remain neutral and protect the legitimate rule of government. Finally, he criticised the Sheikh Al-Azhar for supporting a rebellion against the ruler of a country.



Mind Control, Spy Eagles? What Will Israel Think of Next? - Israel Today
2013-10-20 15:02:18

When former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in July, Muslim Brotherhood preacher Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi denounced the Egyptian military that spearheaded the coup as "worse than Israel." Qaradawi's intent was to smear the ...and more »

President Obama Accused of 'Crimes Against Humanity' - Charisma News
2013-11-08 16:05:26

Along with Obama, the complaint reproduced by El Watan mentions several Brotherhood members by name, beginning with the leader of the organization, Muhammad Badie, and other top-ranking leaders such as Mohamed al-Beltagy, Essam al-Erian and ... Right ...

al-Azhar Steps Forward - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2013-11-08 00:15:09

That will be good news to many who view Ahmed el-Tayeb, the current grand sheikh of al-Azhar, as an enlightened figure, but it is already causing controversy among Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood, and others in Egypt. In the past, al-Azhar's ...and more »

Pew Muslim Survey On Sunnis And Shias Reveals Worries About Religious ... - Huffington Post
2013-11-09 15:26:42

Shaykh Yusuf Qaradawi, Qatar; Tariq Bishri, Egypt; Muhammad S. Awwa, Egypt; Fahmi Huwaydi, Egypt; Haytham Khayyat, Syria; Shaykh Taha Jabir al-Alwani, U.S.: “All Muslims ought to be united against all those who terrorize the innocents, and those who ...

Lebanon Gains From Hostage Deal, Regional Trends - Al-Monitor
2013-10-28 22:24:48

Abbas is the opponent of the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood (Hamas), but he is close to Doha — which hosts Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most prominent leaders of the global Muslim Brotherhood organization. This map of paradoxes and ...

No Jihad In Syria: Saudi Mufti -
2013-10-29 10:48:01

Leading among attendees in Thursday's meeting were Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the president of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, and Sheikh Hassan al-Shafai, from Al-Azhar. Qaradawi has also called on Sunni Muslims to join opposition forces ...

UK Politicians Collaborate with Muslim Brotherhood Islamists? - Gatestone Institute
2013-11-07 10:08:06

Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London and a noted supporter of the anti-Semitic and pro-terror Muslim Brotherhood leader Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. Livingstone has also claimed that Jews will not vote for him because of their wealth. Said Rageah, a ...

Socio-Political Realities in Iraq and the Middle East - The Women's International Perspective
2013-10-28 20:33:09

I find it interesting to examine the definition of the word “politics,” as it is defined by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a key cleric figure in the Islamic world – though I do not know what clerics have to do with politics. Sheikh al-Qaradawi defines the ...

The Arabic Slur - The Majalla Magazine
2013-11-06 01:09:10

Lebanese Sheikh Hussein Zayat, a calligrapher copies out pages of the Muslim holy book, the Koran, onto sheets of paper. (MAHMOUD ZAYAT/AFP/Getty Images). Arabs pride themselves on a ... The Egyptian-Qatari cleric Yusuf Al-Qaradawi is something of a ...

Ignoring Egypt's brutalised Christians - The Commentator
2013-10-25 09:23:22

According to Dr. Hisham Abdul Hamid of forensics, two of those who were murdered were Christian children -- two girls; two Marys: 12-year-old Mary Nabil Fahmy, who took five shots in the chest, and 8-year-old Mary Ashraf Masih (meaning “Christ”), who ...and more »

Birth: 9 September 1926 (Age: 91)

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Influence: Leading scholar for global Muslim Brotherhood movement, host of popular show with over 40 million viewers worldwide.

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