Sheikh Al-Yaqoubi traces his lineage back to the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Al-Hassan. A widely revered scholar, Al-Yaqoubi’s influence has spread as far as Europe, where the Islamic Society of Stockholm elected him as the Mufti of Sweden. His criticism of the Syrian government’s response to protests made his say in Syrian untenable and so he has been forced to leave the country.
Source of Influence: Scholarly
Status: Featured in current year