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Qatar-based El-Qaradawi to lead Friday prayers at Al-Azhar
Islamist sheikh Youssef El-Qaradawi is to lead Friday prayers at Al-Azhar this week for the first time
Ahram Online, Monday 12 Nov 2012
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Islamist cleric Youssef El-Qaradawi is to lead Friday prayers at the prestigious Al-Azhar University in Cairo for the first time.

Minister of Endowments Talaat Afifi, along with ministry officials and Al-Azhar scholars, will be attending the prayers, which will take place this week.

Qaradawi, an internationally renowned Egyptian Islamic scholar and President of the World Union of Muslim Scholars, is known to be the spiritual leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

He lives in Qatar, having been exiled in the 1960s by president Gamal Abdel Nasser. He returned to Egypt in the wake of the Egyptian January 25 Revolution, giving a speech in Tahrir Square.

 





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