Influential cleric Qaradawi, supporter of Arab Spring uprisings, dies


Senior Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, a non secular chief for the Muslim Brotherhood and defender of Arab Spring revolts, died on Monday on the age of 96, based on a submit on his official Twitter account.

Born in Egypt in 1926, Qaradawi spent a lot of his life in Qatar, the place he grew to become one of the recognisable and influential Sunni Muslim clerics within the Arab world due to common appearances on Qatar’s Al Jazeera community. 

“His Eminence Imam Youssef al-Qaradawi, who gave his life to making clear the tenets of Islam and defending his umma (Muslim community), has passed to the Lord’s mercy” mentioned an announcement on Twitter saying his dying, alluding to struggles with ill-health.

Qaradawi’s sermons supplied a counterweight to the novel ideologies espoused by al Qaeda and Dai’sh, whereas supporting militant actions in different components of the area. He was extremely vital of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in addition to the Saudi management, fuelling a rift with Doha.

An Egyptian court docket sentenced him to dying in absentia in 2015 alongside different Brotherhood leaders. His daughter was detained by Egyptian authorities on terrorism expenses in 2017 till 2021, whereas his son-in-law stays detained, their lawyer mentioned. They deny the costs.

In a tribute, Tunisian Islamist chief Rached Ghannouchi described Qaradawi as “committed to the principle of moderation within this great religion”.

However, some social media customers showing to submit from Egypt and Saudi Arabia amongst different nations celebrated his dying and accused him of sowing discord between Arab nations.