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Top 86-year old Sunni cleric Qaradawi marries for the third time at 86
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi (file photo)
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi (file photo)
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:26PM
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Top Egyptian octogenarian Sunni cleric and theologian, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi has remarried for a third time.


Al-Qaradawi, 86, married a Moroccan woman 37 years his junior in Qatar.

According to Moroccan media the 49 year old women is a public employee in the capital city of Rabat.

Sheikh Al-Qaradawi was born in a small village in Egypt’s Nile Delta in 1926. He studied Islamic theology at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, where he graduated in 1953.

However, the Sunni cleric has lived and worked in the Persian Gulf littoral state of Qatar since 1961.

In 1977, he founded the Faculty of Shari'ah and Islamic Studies in the University of Qatar and managed it until 1990. He has also been heading the Research Centre of Seerah and Sunna in the same university.


PG/JR/AZ


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