Sheikh Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī's Theo-Political response to Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

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Trump's announcement on December 6, 2017 that the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that he had decided to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem led to a wave of condemnation from the Arab world. One of the most prominent figures denouncing Trump's statement was Sheikh Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī. Al-Qaraḍāwī posted on Facebook, Twitter and in a number of publications on his official website where he called on Muslims to fight for the liberation of Jerusalem through resistance and jihad. Sheikh al-Qaraḍāwī also uploaded a series of publications dealing with the characteristics of the Jews and their right to the land onto his website. This article will discuss al-Qaraḍāwī's view on the legitimacy of Jewish rule in Palestine in light of the publications and statements published after Trump's declaration. This article will focus on an analysis of a theological article written by al-Qaraḍāwī entitled, "The Verses of the Corruption of the Children of Israel and their Interpretation," which sheds light on his deep motivation to fight Israel's existence. After Trump's Declaration: Jews and Zionists in al-Qaraḍāwī's
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2018
EventWOCMES: World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies -2018 - WOCMES, Seville, Spain
Duration: 15 Jul 201819 Jul 2018 (Website)


ConferenceWOCMES: World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies -2018
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