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Salim Yaqoubi

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1880
  • Age: 143
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Abu al-Iqbal Salim bin Hassan al-Yaqoubi (1880 - 1941) (1297 - 1359 AH) was a Muslim jurist, poet and Palestinian writer. He was born and educated in the town of Lod, near Jaffa, then joined Al-Azhar in Cairo, where he resided for twelve years. He was appointed as a teacher at the Jaffa Mosque, then as its mufti in 1932. He used to refer to Hassan Palestine and chose it as a literary pseudonym. He assumed a number of religious positions in Syria and Palestine in the areas of teaching, preaching, guidance, leading the prayers, rhetoric and issuing fatwas, and he had his disciples, and his mass presence in the mosque. He died in Mecca during his pilgrimage. He is the author of several books and a collection of poetry entitled The Seven Looks.


his biography

Salim bin Hassan Al-Yaqoubi was born in the year 1297 AH / 1880 AD in the city of Lydda and grew up there. His roots go back to the city of Al-Majdal, and he was taught first by his father. He continued his first education there, then emigrated to Cairo and joined Al-Azhar, where he spent twelve years, where he received religious and Arabic sciences, after which he returned to his homeland in 1904.


He worked in education and worked as a teacher of legal sciences and literature in Syria, then as a teacher at the mosque of the city of Jaffa. He was appointed as its mufti in 1932, and held a number of governmental positions in Palestine, the last of which was the imam and rhetoric in the Hassan Bey Mosque in the Manshiya neighborhood of Jaffa after his return from his exile, where he had been exiled to Alexandria after the British Mandate of Palestine.


Salim al-Yaqoubi died while performing Hajj in 1359 AH / 1941 CE, or it is said 1365 AH / 1946 CE, and was buried there.



He chose for himself the title of Hassan Palestine to sign his published poems. He used to recite poetry, recite it at religious, national and social gatherings and events, and publish it in newspapers. He has two collections of Hasanat al-Bara`, collected in his youth and the Seven Looks, which are a collection, thoughts, memories, and chants on Arabism, nationalism, and patriotism, published in 1930. He mentioned in the Babtain dictionary about him, “In the fabric of his poems are the remnants of imitation and the effects of followers, and the attempt to renew and hear the poet on himself. He wrote the patriotic poem, and interacted strongly with the events of his time: poetry, words, and deeds, and tried to innovate something, so he repeated the rhyming word (leaders) in seventeen consecutive verses, as well as composed quatrains, and muwashshahs, and he has the ability to prolong, as for his poem - and its extension - in the lamentation of his daughter, it is the same A psychological and artistic indication that confirms his ability.”


His writings

Hasanat Al-Bara`, a collection of his poetry in his youth

The wisdom of Islam

The high method in the meanings and the wonderful

Hassan bin thabet

Saudi women

The Seven Looks, a collection of his poetry, 1930

and Samir Shehadeh al-Tamimi Salim Abu al-Iqbal al-Yaqoubi, 1880-1941, his life and poetry.




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