Sheikh Al-Yaqoubi traces his lineage back to the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Al-Hassan. He comes from a well-known family of scholars. Al-Yaqoubi’s influence has spread as far as Europe, where the Islamic Society of Stockholm elected him as the Mufti of Sweden. He also has a significant following in the UK. His criticism of the Syrian government’s response to protests made his stay in Syrian untenable, and so he had to flee the country.
Source of Influence: Scholarly
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