There is an Arab proverb that says, “O Pharaoh, what has made you be such a tyrant? He said, ’I did not find anyone to stand against me.’”
Jerusalem is facing the direction of the wind, contending with an imminent danger that has set its goal and schemed to swallow Jerusalem, Judaize it, and uproot it from its Arab and Muslim origins.
This is the tenth message of Rasa`il Tarsheed As-Sahwah (Message of awakening guidance), which deals with one of the most important issues before us as both Muslims and Arabs: Al-Quds Ash-Sharif (the Noble Jerusalem).
This enemy has declared its decision, challenged, confronted, and aggressed and has not found anyone from among the entire nation of Islam who can stand against it.
Yusuf al-Qaradawi is a well-known Muslim scholar. He was born in Egypt and graduated from the Faculty of Usul ud-Deen (Theology), Al-Azhar University, in 1953. He obtained a teacher’s certificate in 1954 and a Ph.D. in 1973. He was a member in the Supervision of Religious Affairs in the Ministry of Awqaf (Religious Endowments), the founder and dean of the Islamic Department at the Faculties of Shari`ah (Islamic Law) and Education in Qatar, and the chief of the World Center for Sunnah and Sirah. He was appointed as a chairman to the Islamic scientific councils of Algerian universities and institutions. He is one of the great scholars of the Sunnah in the present age. Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi has written about 50 books. They have enjoyed widespread acceptance all over the world and have been translated into several languages. He is a member of several scientific and religious organizations, such as the Academy of Fiqh, the World Muslim League in Makkah, the Royal Academy for Islamic Culture and Research in Jordan, and the Islamic Studies Center at Oxford. He is one of the advocates of Islamic moderation which strikes a balance between fundamentalism and modernization. He grew up among the mother Islamic Movement. Among his teachers were Imam Hasan Al-Banna, Sheikh Al-Khuli, and Sheikh Muhammad Al-Ghazali.