Bettina Gr채f, Newslines, Qaradawi and the Struggle for Modern Islam: Understanding the late Yusuf al-Qaradawi is key to understanding the struggles of modern Islam Bettina Gr채f co-edited with Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen ‘The Global Mufti’ in 2008 – an insightful volume on Qaradawi. “Qaradawi was one of the few scholars of his generation who publicly brought Islamic legal discourse into focus. He was always openly involved in discussions and used digital media and the Internet, though he became much quieter after the abrupt end of the revolution in Egypt in 2013, terminating a process that had started in 2011 as part of the wider Arab revolutions with Qaradawi as one of its strong supporters. His extensive exposure across various media, including YouTube, facilitated the wide and rapid dissemination of his texts and fatwas. It was in no small part due to this that he was the subject of so much controversy.”


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