In his Friday sermon, Sheikh Qaradawi said Muslims should show respect to followers of other faiths since the “different religions” of the world were part of God’s will.
Qaradawi, who is the head of the Dublin-based International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS), also lamented some Muslims’ ignorance of Islam.
He said Muslims are forbidden to have any prejudice against followers of other religions.
“According to the Qur’an, Muslims should not depart from justice even with those who hate them or to whom Muslims have aversion,” Qaradawi told a congregation at the Omar bin al-Khattab Mosque at Khalifa South town.
“No Muslim has the right to decide the result of the differences between the world’s religions. These differences would be only decided by Allah on the Doomsday as stated by the Qur’an,” he said.
The scholar, who is also the president of the European Fatwa Council, urged Muslims to help promote a culture of tolerance in the world, saying that dignity was bestowed by the Qur’an on all humans irrespective of their religious affiliations.
“In both the first and the last verse of the Holy Qur’an, Allah was mentioned as the God of all people irrespective of their faiths,” he added.
Yeah, right, even if we don’t believe in Allah, we believe in him, isn’t that it, Al-Qaradawi?
What he says about “respect”, it’s false. He supports “respect” (if you’re a Dhimmi that is, if not I don’t think he would advocate peaceful coexistence), except if they are Jewish/Zionists:
“But Allah lies in wait for them, and He will not forsake this nation. He will not allow these people to continue to spread corruption in the land. We wait for the revenge of Allah to descend upon them, and, Allah willing, it will be by our own hands: ‘Fight them, Allah will torment them by your hands, and bring them to disgrace, and will assist you against them, and will heal the hearts of the believers, and you will still the anger of your hearts.’ This is my message to the treacherous Jews, who have never adhered to what is right, or been true to their promises, who violate each time the promises them make to you.”
So, what respect this man is supporting for other religions?