Yusuf al-Qaradawi is an Egyptian Islamic theologian based in Doha, Qatar, and chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.
He is the first Egyptian on the terror list announced by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain. The countries have collectively designated 59 individuals and 12 institutions that have financed terrorist organizations and received support from Qatar.
Al-Qaradawi is known for being a caller and an avid advocate of suicide bombings and martyrdom. He promoted and legitimized martyrdom operations referring to them as “a higher form of jihad for the sake of Allah.”