Qaradawi Calls for Establishing a United Muslim Nations

Yusuf al-Qaradawi
يوسف عبد الله القرضاوي


The 84 year-old “voice of the Muslim Brotherhood” has been in the news:

The Real Face of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Delusions of Its Supporters

February 16, 2011  by Ron Radosh

Much has been written about the Muslim Brotherhood in the past few weeks, and for good reason. Since no one disputes that at present they are the most organized and ready-to-go political force in Egypt, there exists sound worry that they are well placed to assume power — if not immediately, then in the near future…
But for those who prefer to assess the situation by dealing with reality, no better source exists than an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel, whose editors had the good sense to seek out the voice of the Brotherhood in Egypt and to carry out an interview with him. He is Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Muslim televangelist whose program Sharia and Life has been the no.1 hit on Al Jazeera for the past fifteen years. We are talking about a man who knew the Koran by heart by the time he was ten years old. It is not surprising that his weekly audience numbers 60 million Muslims each week! The reporter, Alexander Smoltczyk, refers to al-Qaradawi as “the father figure of Egypt’s Muslim Broterhood,” a man who “hates Israel and would love to take up arms himself.”

The Voice of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Spiegel – Feb 15, 2011   excerpt…

Few have as much influence on Sunni Muslims as the Muslim televangelist Youssef al-Qaradawi. He says what the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt thinks — and he provides clues to how they might act.

Qaradawi advocates establishing a “United Muslim Nations” as a contemporary form of the caliphate and the only alternative to the hegemony of the West. He hates Israel and would love to take up arms himself. In one of his sermons, he asked God “to kill the Jewish Zionists, every last one of them.”,1518,745526,00.html

Here is something from a website promoting a book about him:

A widely respected legal scholar, Islamist activist, and renowned host of al-Jazeera’s most popular religious program, Sharia and Life, Yusuf al-Qaradawi is an extremely controversial figure in contemporary Islamism…

Beginning in the mid-1970s, Qaradawi became one of a handful of Islamist ulama (Muslim scholars) who were accepted as authorities on doctrinal and political matters, both by Islamists and within the wider Islamic resurgence…

Since the 1990s, Qaradawi has cleverly exploited new media to reach a global audience. He was one of the first Sunni scholars to launch his own Web site and is heavily involved with Islam Online. Having just celebrated the ten year anniversary of Sharia and Life, Qaradawi is unquestionably the most important Sunni religious figure in the world today, and these essays initiate readers into his immensely influential speeches and thought.

So, “the most important Sunni religious figure in the world today” wants a United Muslim Nations and with all the unrest in the Middle East, while that will not happen yet, something like that will happen later.

It would seem that somewhat secular interim governments will be put in place, yet  not deliver what Egyptian and other Middle Eastern protesters want.  It may be then the people will be more willing to accept a less secular, more religious leader, such as one supported by groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and the likes of Yusuf al-Qaradawi.  And while a religious leader is not biblically required to be the final King of the South, traditionally it takes religion to cross national borders. Hence this is one more reason I suspect that an Islamic-emphasizing leader is highly likely to be the King of the South.

Yet, while it may also take a war in the Middle East for this leader to rise up, civil unrest, riots, demonstrations, and protests may also be involved (as well as actions by Iran and/or Israel). Things are changing in the Arab world. And events are lining up for the King of the South/Imam Mahdi to arise.  The voice of the Muslim Brotherhood is getting his voice heard by more outside of his normal audience.  And that includes those in the Middle East, where he is more likely to influence actions.

Three articles of possibly related interest may include:

The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
Africa: Its Biblical Past and Prophesied Future What does the Bible teach about Africa and its future? Did the early Church reach Africa? Will God call all the Africans?

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