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Dr. Yousuf Al Qaradawi

(September 1926 – 26 September 2022) Dr. Yousuf Al Qaradawi was an Egyptian Islamic scholar based in Doha, Qatar, and chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.His influences included Ibn Taymiyya, Ibn Qayyim,Sayyid Rashid Rida,Hassan al-Banna, Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadwi,Abul A'la Maududi and Naeem Siddiqui.He was best known for his programme الشريعة والحياة, al-Sharīʿa wa al-Ḥayāh ("Sharia and Life"), broadcast on Al Jazeera, which had 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 served as chief religious scholar.