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Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi, one of the Muslim world’s most influential religious scholars, has died. Al Qaradawi was the chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS). He was 96 years old.

In a statement on Monday, IUMS said that its founding chairman, who devoted his life to explain the provisions of Islam, passed away.

The statement added that the Islamic Ummah (nation) lost one of its dedicated and great scholars, praying for the Almighty God to bestow mercy and forgiveness upon the late scholar.

Born in 1926 in Saft Turab village in Egypt’s Al Gharbia Governorate, Al Qaradawi read and memorized the entire Quran by the time he was 10.

The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs mourned the death of Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi.

“The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs in the State of Qatar mourns the loss of preeminent Muslim scholar, Sheikh Dr Yusuf Al Qaradawi, the former Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, who passed away on Monday,” the ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The statement added that the Arab and Islamic nation has lost one of the most venerable religious scholars, who always defended Islamic causes and had an effective impact in spreading Sharia message and Islam with wisdom and through the approach of moderation.

The ministry extended sincere condolences to the bereaved family and to the Arab and Islamic nation, praying the Almighty Allah to have mercy upon him, make paradise his last abode, and grant his family and the Arab and Islamic nations solace and fortitude.

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