Brotherhood leader Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi died at the age of 96, according to what his official Twitter account announced today, Monday.
While his son Abdul Rahman Yusuf al-Qaradawi wrote on his Twitter account: “The knight got off.”
Al-Qaradawi belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood, and he became one of its well-known leaders, and was even considered the group’s first theorist over the past years.
He was also offered to assume the position of guide several times, and he attended the meetings of the global organization of the group.
Death sentence in absentia
Al-Qaradawi is Egyptian, but he was granted Qatari citizenship after he left the country in 2013.
Meanwhile, an Egyptian court issued a death sentence in absentia in 2015, along with other Egyptians affiliated with the Brotherhood, in a case related to the 2011 prison break-in.
It is noteworthy that Al-Qaradawi is the former president of the so-called “International Union of Muslim Scholars”. He has been president of the federation since its establishment in 2004, and for 14 years, until he was succeeded by Ahmed Raissouni, before he resigned this year, against the background of statements that sparked controversy.