The Egyptian native and most influential Muslim Imam at least in the Sunnah ways, has never hid his resentment toward the Mubarak regime and its figures. The Imam who was forced to leave Egypt, has made Qatar a home where he appears on Arabic Aljazeera various shows. I have seen him in more than occasion call on Mubarak to step down, and he the harshest words for the dictator.
While many in the Arab and Muslim worlds hold this man to be of a saint status, I don't, but that doe snot deny his prominent position. The man has a platform that gets him essentially in every Muslim home. He is placed on top lists of being an intellectual thinking worldwide.
When the news of Mubarak's fall came, the wise imam lead young men in a singing (Nasheed) circle to celebrate this historical moment. The imam who had few bad calls in his past, he was on the money this time and got it right by being vocal on the need to tell Mubarak to walk away. I appreciate this man for one reason, there are too many paid Imams who will tell the leader whatever they want so they can sometimes make Fatwas to accommodate politicians. Yusuf al-Qaradawi counter all those and usually builds a compelling case against those imams for hire.
الشيخ القرضاوي يحتفل بسقوط مبارك Mubarak Falls, Yusuf al-Qaradawi Sings