Controversial Muslim cleric Sheikh al-Qaradawi contracts COVID-19

Yusuf al-Qaradawi is notable for his prominent spiritual leadership in the Muslim Brotherhood and many controversial religious rulings, though he is also considered a moderate in Islamist circles.

Sheikh yusef al-Qaradawi (photo credit: Shaib Salem/ Reuters)
Sheikh yusef al-Qaradawi
(photo credit: Shaib Salem/ Reuters)
Controversial Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi has contracted the novel coronavirus, his official Twitter account announced on Saturday.
Qaradawi is reportedly in good condition and asked his followers to pray for his recovery.

Based in Qatar, the Egypt-born Qaradawi is notable for his prominent spiritual leadership in the Muslim Brotherhood, though he has claimed to no longer be a member and turned down offers to lead the organization
He has also been associated with many radical and controversial religious decrees, and was alleged to have issued a fatwa that all Americans in Iraq are combatants and "the abduction and killing of Americans in Iraq is a [religious] obligation," according to the Middle East Media Research Institute citing Asharq Al-Awsaf, though Qaradawi denied having issued this fatwa.
He also issued statements supporting Palestinian suicide attacks on all Israelis, including pregnant women as he claims there are no such thing as civilian Israelis, with these comments having been highlighted in multiple news outlets such as the BBC and Guardian.
However, he is also considered by many to be a moderate in Islamist circles of thought, and has come out in favor of democracy, donating blood for victims of the September 11 attacks, protecting rape victims and banning honor killings, among other issues. 
He has also published multiple books and articles on a number off issues, and has a widely popular program on Al Jazeera and is the founder and chief religious scholar for the IslamOnline website.