During his sermon for Friday’s prayers in Tahrir Square, prominent Islamic scholar Youssef El-Qaradawi called on all political forces to unite and not to accuse each other of betrayal.
“The nation’s best interest must come before any other groups' interests,” said Sheikh Essam Khalil, who gave El-Qaradawi’s sermon on his behalf in Tahrir Square. “The youth of the revolution need to keep the spirit of [Tahrir] Square intact.”
El-Qaradawi’s sermon also underlined the importance of the fulfilment of the as yet unmet demands of the revolution, including offering medical treatment for those who were injured during the 18-day revolt.
Hundreds of thousands from across the political spectrum are now present in Tahrir Square, many of which are Islamists who are seeking to stress the Islamic identity of the country.