Qaradawi Regrets Over His Mistake
Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem(In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful).
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi is an Egyptian Islamic theologian. He is the president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars. He is best known for his programme, al-Sharīʿa wa al-Ḥayāh (“Shariah and Life”), broadcast on Al Jazeera, which has an estimated audience of 60 million worldwide. He is also well known for IslamOnline, a popular website he helped found in 1997 and for which he now serves as chief religious scholar. Yusuf al-Qaradawi is one of those Scholars who strived hard to establish Sunni-Shia Unity, He traveled to Iran during the era of former President Mohammad Khatami for the same purpose. However he was warned and criticized by intelligent Sunni scholars who knew Shias much better than him, They warned him that he will be back stabbed, He will be deceived, just like the other Sunnis in the past have been. Yet Al-Qaradawi continued.We would like to present one example for our readers to understand the dedication of Al-Qaradawi to establish Sunni-Shia Unity. “In 2006, in response to Scholar Abdullah Ibn Jibreen’s fatwa declaring that it was forbidden for Muslims to support or pray for Hezbollah because they are Shia, al-Qaradawi issued a contrary fatwa, stating that it was mandatory for all Muslims to support Hezbollah in its fight against Israel, stating that “Shias agree with the Sunnis in the main principles of Islam while the differences are only over the branches.” But now after years, Al-Qardawi tasted the truth and shared his experience, which we consider to be beneficial for moderate and ignorant Sunnis.
Al-Qaradawi admits his mistakes and regrets over them.
1. In this video, Al-Qaradawi says that he basically wasted his life on this Sunni-Shia unity business. He says that in unity only Shias benefit, Sunnis have nothing to benefit. In other words, as he is implying, unity is essentially a pretext for Shi’is to open up their hussaynias and propagate Shi’ism in Sunni countries and to weaken traditional and authentic Sunnism. He says there is no scope for unity because Shia and Sunni don’t hold the same views on the Qur’an , on the Sunnah, the Sahabah, etc.
اسْتَحْوَذَ عَلَيْهِمُ الشَّيْطَانُ فَأَنسَاهُمْ ذِكْرَ اللَّهِ أُولَٰئِكَ حِزْبُ الشَّيْطَانِ أَلَا إِنَّ حِزْبَ الشَّيْطَانِ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ
The Shaytan(Satan) has gained the mastery over them, so he has made them forget the remembrance of Allah;They are the party of Shaytan(Hizbush-Shaytan) . Verily, it is the party of Shaytan(Hizbush-Shaytan) that will be the losers!(Quran. 58:19).
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