Al-Qaradawi calls for dialogue between Shia’as and Sunnis in Iraq

Fatwa, posted 7.1.2014, from Iraq
Religious Authority: 
Yusuf al-Qaradawi
Language: 
Arabic
Al-Qaradawi calls for dialogue between Shia’as and Sunnis in Iraq

Summary: The Qatar-based Sunni Sheikh Yusef Al-Qaradawi stated that the only way to resolve Iraq’s ongoing conflict is to engage in dialogue; warning of the increasing sectarian polarization of the Middle East. 

In a press conference in Doha, Qatar on Monday celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the founding of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Al-Qaradawi stated that Sunnis “without a doubt” are facing oppression all over the world but most of all in Iraq under its current Shia’a leadership.

He called for Shia’as and Sunnis to move past their differences, noting that he had previously visited Iran to begin that dialogue.