Youssef Qaradawi Part Of Saudi Prize Commission


Islamic media is reporting that Sheikh Youssef Qaradawi, putative leader of the global Muslim Brotherhood, is member of a Saudi commission that includes important members of the Saudi royal family as well as others tied to the global Brotherhood. According to the report:

The Naif Bin Abdul Aziz International Prize for Sunnah and Contemporary Islamic Studies was instituted in 2002 to encourage scientific research in the Sunnah of the Prophet and Islamic studies and promote a spirit of competition among Muslim researchers around the world. The commission for the prize is chaired by Prince Naif and its members include Prince Saud ibn Naif, Prince Mohamed ibn Naif, Prince Nawaf ibn Naif, the minister of Islamic affairs, secretary general of the Muslim World League, the head of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradawi, and the rectors of the Islamic University of Islamabad, Imam Mohamed ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh and Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah.

Qaradawi appears to have other ties to Saudi Arabia. In 2007, an unconfirmed media report said he was affiliated with the Muslim World League and he is known to have traveled to the Kingdom fairly recently and an unconfirmed media report says he is affiliated with the Saudi Muslim World League. Prince Naif is the Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia.

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