Influential Muslim religious leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi dies

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Qatar-based Egyptian scholar Qaradawi, who was in his nineties, was well-known across the Muslim world.

Published On 26 Sep 2022

Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, one of the Sunni Muslim world’s most influential religious scholars, has died.

Al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian who was based in Qatar, was the chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, and also a spiritual leader for the Muslim Brotherhood, was in his nineties.

His death on Monday was announced on his official Twitter account.

Al-Qaradawi, who formerly made regular appearances on Al Jazeera Arabic to discuss religious matters, was highly critical of the coup that overthrew Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, in 2013.

Morsi had been a member of the Muslim Brotherhood before he became president, and was backed by the movement.

Al-Qaradawi was unable to return to Egypt following Morsi’s overthrow due to his opposition to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The religious leader had previously been in exile from Egypt prior to the 2011 revolution that overthrew former President Hosni Mubarak.

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