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Renowned Islamic scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi dies

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Prominent Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Egyptian-born head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), breathed his last on Monday, informed his official Twitter account.

Qaradawi has published more than 120 books, including The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam and Islam: The Future Civilization. He has also received eight international prizes for his contributions to Islamic scholarship, and is considered one of the most influential Islamic scholars living today.

His influences include Ibn Taymiyya, Ibn Qayyim,Sayyid Rashid Rida,Hassan al-Banna, Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadwi, Abul A’la Maududi and Naeem Siddiqui.

Qaradawi is best known for his programme ا”Sharia and Life” broadcast on Al Jazeera, which has an estimated audience of 40–60 million worldwide.

He was also known for IslamOnline, a website he helped to found in 1997 and for which he serves as chief religious scholar.

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