Coronavirus: Senior priest Sheik Youssef al-Qaradawi contracts infection

John Smith
2 min readApr 19, 2021

Senior minister Sheik Youssef al-Qaradawi, who is situated in Qatar and is the administrator of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, has contracted Covid-19, his authority Twitter account said.

The tweet on Saturday said Qaradawi, who is in his 90s, was getting clinical consideration and progressing admirably.

An Egyptian researcher who has Qatari citizenship, Qaradawi was condemned to death by an Egyptian court in absentia in 2015 alongside different Egyptians said to be subsidiary with the Muslim Brotherhood for a situation identifying with a 2011 mass escape.

He has since quite a while ago included a noticeable job inside the scholarly initiative of the Muslim Brotherhood, despite the fact that he has more than once expressed that he is not, at this point apart and twice turned down proposals for an authority job in the association

Qaradawi’s quality in Qatar and analysis of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been referred to by some as one of the reasons for the crack among Doha and other Arab expresses that drove them to blacklist Qatar in 2017.

The pastor upheld the Arab Spring and safeguarded previous Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood and was ousted by Sisi in an overthrow in 2013.

Qaradawi is viewed as one of Islam’s top scholars, and his strict show on Doha-based Al Jazeera TV was watched by millions until around 10 years prior.

In 2018, Interpol eliminated Qaradawi from its “needed” list subsequent to finding that bodies of evidence brought against him by Egypt and Iraq were “politically spurred”.

The minister’s broadcast Friday messages went behind closed doors before the ban forced by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain, which have all prohibited the Muslim Brotherhood.

In January, the four states consented to end the question with Qatar under a US-sponsored bargain.