Sudanese Islamic scholar Abd Al-Hayy Yousuf, Deputy Chairman of Sudan Islamic Scholars Association and Member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars Board of Trustees, said in an October 6, 2020 show that aired on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza) that to normalize relations with Israel means to justify surrender and treachery. He explained that according to the Quran, it is obligatory for Muslims to be hostile towards Jews. Yousuf said that while people who promote normalization with Israel quote verses depicting Muhammad's positive interaction with Jews, the Quran forbids taking Jews as allies. He added that there are multiple instances in the Quran and biography of the Prophet, where Jews tried to assassinate the Prophet Muhammad and violated treaties with the Muslims. Yousuf continued to say that the Jews have been a thorn in the side of the Muslims ever since the time of the Prophet Muhammad. Yousuf also spoke out against Sudan's normalization with Israel in an interview given earlier in 2020, see MEMRI TV clip. 7780.
Abd Al-Hayy Yousuf: "'Normalization' is a deceptive word that is meant to justify surrender, treachery, humiliation, as well as relinquishing the holy places belonging to the Muslims. The semantic meaning of the world 'normalization' is to return something to its natural state. What is the nature of relations between someone whose land was plundered, whose holy places were defiled, whose property was plundered, and the honor of whose womenfolk was violated and between the one who committed all these crimes against him? Is it a relationship of love, harmony, peace, cooperation, exchanging diplomatic delegations, economic ties, professional delegations, and other similar things that are being justified nowadays? By Allah, no! The verses of the Quran tell us that hostility towards these people is obligatory. [The Quran says:] 'Allah only forbids you from those who fight you because of religion and expel you from your homes and aid in your expulsion – [Allah forbids] that you make allies of them. Whoever makes allies of them are wrongdoers.'
"[Those who normalize relations with Israel] tell people that the Prophet Muhammad ate food cooked by a Jewish woman, that he performed ablution using the water that came from the waterskin of a polytheist woman, and that when his Jewish neighbor was ill, he visited him. That is all true. But where is the other part of truth, the one that they are hiding? Why don't they tell people what Allah said: 'You shall find the people strongest in enmity towards the believers to be the Jews and the polytheists,' and that these Jews tried to kill the Prophet Muhammad once by poisoning, once by using sorcery, and once by dropping a stone on his head. Why don't they tell people that the Prophet Muhammad made treaties with the Jews, and all [the Jewish tribes] violated them – first the Banu Qaynuqa, and then the Banu Nadhir, and therefore the Prophet Muhammad banished them [from Medina]. The most treacherous [among the Jewish tribes of Medina] were the Banu Qurayza, who were allied with [the tribes of] Quraysh, Ghatafan, Banu Tamim, and Ahabish [against the Prophet Muhammad].
"Therefore, [the companion of the Prophet Muhammad] Sa'd Ibn Mu'adh ruled that their warriors should be killed and that their women and children should be taken as captives. The Prophet Muhammad said: 'Allah Akbar! You have judged them in accordance with Allah's judgement.' This is from the biography of the Prophet Muhammad. Why aren't people told that these Jews have been a thorn in the side of Islam and the Muslims ever since Muhammad's mission? Why aren't people told that the normalization [with Israel] that is being promoted these days is meant to change the school curricula [in Arab countries] by omitting texts from the Quran, the Hadith, and the biography of the Prophet Muhammad that elucidate the treachery of the Jews and their hostility?"