Sheikh Dr Yusuf Al Qaradawi is the Head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and the leading scholar for the global Muslim Brotherhood movement. He ranks 16th in the top Muslim 500 across the world.
Yusuf Al Qaradawi is a preeminent Egyptian scholar. Articulate and widely read, he is one of the most commented on scholars of Islam. Al Qaradawi is a founder of the website IslamOnline.net, one of the intellectual leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, and the most influential leader associated with the movement.
Muhammad said: "Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him" (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence. Yet Muslim spokesmen such as Harris Zafar, Mustafa Akyol, Salam al-Marayati, M. Cherif Bassiouni, and Ali Eteraz (among many others) have assured us that Islam doesn't punish apostasy. I expect that Zafar, Akyol, al-Marayati, Bassiouni, and Eteraz will immediately be in communication with Qaradawi, to explain to him that he is getting Islam all wrong, wrong, wrong.