23 June 2011
Yusuf Qaradawi (b. 1926), the prominent Egyptian-born Islamic scholar who is based in Qatar and considered to be the spiritual head of the Muslim Brotherhood, cancelled his participation at the annual meeting of the European Council of Fatwa and Research (ECFR) to be held in Dublin next week due to ill-health. The secretariat of the ECFR is based in the premises of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, in Clonskeagh, South Dublin, the largest mosque in Ireland. Qaradawi visited Ireland several times in the past to attend the regular meetings of the ECFR, held in Dublin.