The International Islamic Council for Da'wah and Relief decided in its Tuesday meeting, headed by Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb, to cancel the membership of the Islamic Relief UK, and the International Union of Muslim Scholars, headed by ardent Qatar-based supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
The International Islamic Council for Da'wah and Relief said its decision came after evidence showed that the Islamic Relief UK has funded Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in in 2013, and because the International Union of Muslim Scholars chaired by Qaradawi mixed religion with politics.
Qaradawi is being tried in absentia in Egypt over charges of plotting to storm prisons and free prisoners during the 25 January 2011 uprising. He has been placed as well on arrival watchlists.
The meeting was attended by Deputy head of the International Islamic Council for Da'wah and Relief Field Marshal Abdel Rahman Sewar al-Thahab, Secretary General of the Council Abdallah Omar Nasif, former Kuwaiti Endowments and Islamic Affairs Minister and advisor to the Emiri Diwan Abdallah al-Maatouq, senior Saudi Muslim scholar Abdallah al-Mosleh.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm