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Islamic scholar El-Qaradawi announces resignation from Al-Azhar clerical committee

Influential Islamic scholar announces his resignation from key post with Al-Azhar because of the institution's support for the 'military coup'

Ahram Online , Monday 2 Dec 2013
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File photo: Egyptian cleric Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi arrives to lead the Friday prayers in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 18, 2011 (Photo: Reuters)
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Yousef El-Qaradawi, an influential Islamic scholar who is close to the Muslim Brotherhood, has announced that he has resigned from an advisory body within Al-Azhar.

In a statement on his personal Facebook page on Sunday, the scholar said that he was resigning from Al-Azhar's Supreme Clerical Committee, a key advisory body within the institution.

In the statement, the cleric lashed out at the religious institution's support for the "military coup" against the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted from the presidency in July.

"I present my resignation to the Egyptian people because they are the true owner of Al-Azhar, and not the sheikh of Al-Azhar," read the statement.

A high-level official at Al-Azhar Abbas Shouman, who spoke by phone on Mehwar TV channel on Monday night, said that the institution had not received any official notification of his resignation.

El-Qaradawi described the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed El-Tayyeb, and other key leaders within the institution, as supporters of "a military coup that raped the office of the Egyptian president."

The cleric, who is currently in Qatar, also criticised the high clerical committee for not speaking out against "recent massacres" and "crimes" that have "terrorised" the Egyptian people.

Several scholars within Al-Azhar demanded in July that the administration revoke El-Qaradawi's membership of the committee for insulting El-Tayyeb. Officials within Al-Azhar had said that El-Qaradawi's membership could not be revoked.

The cleric left Egypt in 1961 after being detained three times during former president Gamal Abdel-Nasser's regime. He moved to Qatar in 1962, and returned to Egypt in 2011 after the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak.

El-Qaradawi, seen as a vocal supporter of the Brotherhood, has come in for strong criticism recently in the Egyptian media and on social networks for his attacks on the Egyptian army during his TV programme, broadcast on the Al Jazeera channel. In one appearance he called for jihad against "military rule" in Egypt. 

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Allen
04-12-2013 02:10am
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If this guy had one ounce of courage.
He would have made his grand anouncement betraying his country from El Azhar. But NOOOoo He had to run and duck in Qatar where Muslim brotherhood terrorists go in hiding then make his anouncement. Typical MB.
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Jumbaldaq
03-12-2013 10:42am
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Weel decision
Qaradawi is a honest and pure person not puppet.we love him .we love him more and more he make a fair decision.he is a heroo of ummat
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Democracia
03-12-2013 09:28pm
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Take him!
You love him so much??? I think you are no Egyptian, your name does'nt sound so. OK, then take him to your home country and keep him!!! Much fun!
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Nasir
03-12-2013 10:38am
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Well done
Well done Qaradawi. The scholars who supported Military rule are the puppets of Generals and heavily paid I Dollars.
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Kami
03-12-2013 10:11am
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Oh
Qutdawi have good faith and feir of god ..hs is a pure muslim he is a friend of god not like azhar puppeds .we love him more and more
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Farhan
03-12-2013 09:59am
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Good at least some body has some courage to stand against fascists
These fascists terrorists are stealing Every thing from Egyptians.
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Um-Zeinab, Tanta
03-12-2013 03:22am
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The Great THift of Islam
BH criminal gangs have stole our merciful Islam Their lust They forged elections and stole our freedom.
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Aladdin, Egypt
03-12-2013 03:19am
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Suporting Criminals
He made by choice by supporting BH of criminals who hijacked merciful Islam. Allah Akber.
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Tammy
02-12-2013 11:38pm
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good riddance!!
Good riddance!! Egypt & it's institutions do not need one more hate mongering islamic extremist!! For a so called "man of religion" it seems to me the only thing he knows & is a scholar of just like the mb is to preach hatred & practice or incite violence and bloodshed. Egypt & the world would be better off without people like him & the mb in it.
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Aly Sadek..Toronto - Canada
02-12-2013 10:27pm
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Revolution..
Bye...Bye...Bye...Now go and hide back in Quatar......and please stay there for ever.
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Democracia
03-12-2013 09:25pm
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No loss...
You are right, that man is absolutely no loss... Which modern person needs somebody like him? He is from a century long ago, full of hate...
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