Muslims lose foremost scholar Sheikh Qaradawi


Leading Islamic Egyptian-born scholar Sheikh Yusuf al-Qardawi has passed on aged 96. He was considered among the top brains in the Islamic world and turned to for religious guidance.

A spiritual guide of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of the resistance in Palestine, Sheikh Qaradawi lived in exile in Qatar. In 2015, following the overthrow of President Muhammad Morsi by the Egyptian military, Sheikh Qaradawi he was sentenced to death in absentia for his association and support of the Muslim Brotherhood group. What should we take from his life and political stance?

Guest: Thembisa Fakude – Senior research fellow at Africa Asia Dialogues(Afrasid), former Al Jazeera Network bureau chief

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