Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood cleric Al-Suwaidan praises Qardawi’s book on Jihad, in an interview with US-cleric Yasir Qadhi

Istanbul — Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood cleric Tareq Al-Suwaidan in an interview with the US-based Islamist cleric Yasir Qadhi, praised Yusuf Qardawi’s book on Jihad, and called Palestinian Jihad leader Abdullah Azzam as “personal friend and teacher”, while calling Zionism as the biggest problem.

Al-Suwaidan who currently resides in Turkey, lauded late. Yusuf Al-Qardawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who recently passed away, and he especially applauded Qardawi’s book on the fiqh (Islamic law) of Jihad.

During the interview hosted by Islamist-cleric Qadhi, Al-Suwaidan said, “By Allah, there is no one I would love to meet Allah with a word similar to his, more than Sheikh [Yusuf] Al-Qaradhawi”. Upon which Qadhi replied, “Allah be praised”.

The interview was published on the YouTube channel of the East Plano Islamic Center on October 20, 2022.

Al-Suwaidan said, “He (Qardawi) wrote the book on jihad. And so on, if somebody wants to read the details of the fiqh of zakat, don’t waste your time, just go and read the three volumes of Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi. On jihad, three volumes on the fiqh of jihad and the details of that”.

Al-Suwaidan blamed Zionism and said, “All of these challenges [we are facing in the Arab world] are small, [when compared] to our challenge in facing Zionism and the occupation of Palestine. This is in the heart of the Arab world and Muslim world and they have been able to corrupt our governments, making them accept their presence in our lands”.

During the introduction Qadhi said that, he used to listen to the audio-tapes of Al-Suwaidan while going to his university.

The segment was trimmed and subtitled by Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Due to Al-Suwaidan’s antisemitic views, and his support for terrorism, he has been barred from entering several countries, including the United States and Belgium. He was also an unindicted co-conspirator in the case against the Holy Land Foundation for funding Hamas terrorism.