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Al-Azhar Supreme Clerical Committee accepts Qaradawi's resignation

Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb , Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, did not participate in the voting to accept the resignation of Sheikh Al Qaradawi

Ahram Online , Monday 9 Dec 2013
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File photo: Egyptian cleric Sheik Youssef el-Qaradawi speaks to the crowd as he leads Friday prayers in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday Feb. 18, 2011 (Photo: AP)
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Al-Azhar's Supreme Clerical Committee announced on Monday that it has accepted the resignation of committee member Sheikh Youssef El-Qaradawi.

The clerical committee, an advisory body within the influential Islamic institution, released a statement saying that its members had voted to accept El-Qaradawi's resignation. Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, Ahmed El-Tayyeb, did not participate in the voting, however.

El-Qaradawi, a prominent Islamic scholar close to the Muslim Brotherhood, presented his resignation last Monday in defiance of what he considered a bias in the committee regarding the political events of this summer, in which Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the military, after days of mass protests against his rule.

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

Several Al-Azhar scholars had already called for his membership to be revoked after he made divisive comments attacking the institution and praising the Brotherhood.

 

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frank pütger
10-12-2013 04:20pm
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Egypt,'cradle of all mathematics.Egypt,'cradle of all culture.
The Al-Azhar University of Cairo:For long time no 'Luminous' more! Theologically ,such as training education nor convincing? --Sideness in the training of 'role -learning the koran ,there is no study to plato. a serious lack of education.--Islam has nothing to do with Egypt's nature and is the intellectual and cultural heritage of Egypt completely opposite.
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Tarik Toulan
10-12-2013 08:57pm
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Al-Azhar University is not limited to Islamic studies
As if you are just talking about Al-Azhar of the Middle Ages, not Al-Azhar University of today, where all sciences, languages and branches of knowledge are being taught. You could have Googled "Al-Azhar University" before posting such an imperfect comment.
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S
10-12-2013 01:12pm
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Will miss u NOT!
What a huge loss.. To the brotherhood! That man abused Islam enough, and his pretentious son is even worse.. Do us a favor and stay in Qatar!!!
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aboujafar
10-12-2013 08:00am
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He won't be missed
We won't miss him.
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aboujafar
10-12-2013 07:36am
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He won't be missed
Screw 'em! We won't miss him.
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Aly Sadek..Toronto - Canada
10-12-2013 03:14am
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The Nation...
One out....a million to go of those lunatics..!!
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Tarik Toulan
10-12-2013 01:38am
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Sheikh Youssef el-Qaradawi is a self-interest seeker
Like most of the Muslim Brotherhood affiliates, Sheikh Youssef el-Qaradawi is a self-interest seeker, for whom the end justifies the means. He, therefore, would not hesitate to join hands with the enemies of his origin homeland, Egypt as long as this would end up giving him some advantage. As a matter of fact, the great religion of Islam does urge on love of and even sacrifice for one's homeland, a teaching that an opportunist such as el-Qaradawi wouldn't likely appreciate or act upon.
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