Who is Yusuf al-Qaradawi?
Yusuf al-Qaradawi is an Egyptian Islamic theologian. He is best known for his programme, al-Sharīʿa wa al-Ḥayāh, broadcast on Al Jazeera, which has an estimated audience of 60 million worldwide. He is also well known for IslamOnline, a popular website he helped found in 1997 and for which he now serves as chief religious scholar.
Al-Qaradawi has published more than 120 books, including The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam and Islam: The Future Civilization. He has also received eight international prizes for his contributions to Islamic scholarship, and is considered one of the most influential such scholars living today. Al-Qaradawi has long had a prominent role within the intellectual leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egyptian political organization, but twice turned down offers for the official role in the organization.
As of 2004, al-Qaradawi was a trustee of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. He also served as a consultant scholar for an epic movie in English on Muhammad, and a 30-part series on the second caliph ‘Umar b. al-Khațțāb.
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- Sep 9, 1926
Kingdom of Egypt
- Also known as
- Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī
- Yusuf al-Qardawi
- Yūsuf Qaraḍāwī
- Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
- Yusuf Al Qaradawi
- Al-Azhar University
on July 23, 2013
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