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Sulaiman At-Taji Alfaruqi

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1882
  • Age: 134
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Born in 1882 in Ramleh; after losing his sight in 1901, focused on reciting the Holy Qur’an and became known as the “Ma’ari of Palestine,” after being inspired by Arab poet Abu Alaa’ Al-Ma’ari (973-1057); studied Language, History and Islamic Sciences at Al-Azhar in Egypt; left after nine years and moved to Istanbul to study Law; returned and practiced law in Palestine; became active in addressing local problems; was deported by Jamal Pasha to Konya in Anatolia during WWI after he opposed the government’s control over the products of farmers as provisions for the Ottoman army; became Pres. of the Patriotic Ottoman Party (Al-Hizb Al-Watani Al-Uthmani), which was set up in 1910 in Jaffa; leader of the MCA in Ramleh; promoter of the 3rd Palestinian Congress in Haifa, 1920; member of the Mu’arada (opposition) faction; member of the advisory panel for Palestinian elections in 1921; founding member and first head of the Palestine Arab National Party in Nov. 1923; elected representative to the 3rd (Dec. 1920 in Haifa), 5th (Aug. 1922, Nablus), 6th (June 1923, Jaffa) and 7th (June 1928) Congress of the Arab Executive Committee for Ramleh; supporter of the National Defense Party in the mid-1930s; founder and editor of Al-Jamia’a Al-Islamiyya (the Muslim Community) daily newspaper in July 1932 in Jaffa (and in Jordan after moving there in 1949); life-long critic of the British, who revoked his license to practice law; became a member of the Jordanian Parliament in 1951; wrote poetry demanding more rights for Arabs in the Ottoman Empire and contributed to translating legal terms into Arabic; died in Jericho on 6 May 1958.


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