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Al-Raissouni as President of International Union of Muslim Scholars succeeding Al-Qaradawi

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The General Assembly of the International Union of Muslim Scholars elected on Wednesday the Moroccan Islamic scholar Ahmed Abdessalam Al-Raissouni as President of the Union, succeeding Dr Youssef Al-Qaradawi who said two days ago that he would hand over the position to his successor.

Al-Raissouni won 93.4% of the votes of the General Assembly in the elections that had been held in Istanbul, Turkey, which hosted the fifth session of the Assembly.

More than 1,500 Islamic scholars from more than 80 countries are members........

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