Senior Islamic scholar Qaradawi resigns from Al-Azhar ~ World Bulletin / News Desk.
Yusuf Al-Qaradawi has been an outspoken critic of Morsi’s ouster and repeatedly chastised Egypt’s new military-backed rulers.
Prominent Egyptian-born Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi has resigned from Al-Azhar’s Senior Scholars Council, the prestigious Cairo-based religious institution’s most authoritative body.
In a Monday statement, al-Qaradawi said his resignation aimed to “register the position taken by free scholars.”
The prominent scholar went on to assert that the post of Al-Azhar Grand Imam – like the presidency – “has been usurped by the military coup.”
Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed Tayeb openly supported the Egyptian military‘s July 3 ouster of elected president
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