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Sulaiman Al-Taji Al-Farouqi

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1982
  • Age: 40
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Sheikh Suleiman al-Taji al-Faruqi (1882 - 1958) was known by some to be the Ma’ari of Palestine. He was a Palestinian politician, writer and poet, one of the founders of the “Ottoman National Party” in 1911, and founder of the “Islamic University” newspaper in 1933. He was known for his strong opposition to the leadership of Hajj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini.

his life
Suleiman Abd al-Majid al-Taji al-Faruqi was born in the city of Ramla in Palestine in 1882, and his father is Abd al-Majid al-Taji. Sources mention his brother Shukri, and that Suleiman has a son named Harith. He received his primary education at the hands of Sheikh Yusuf al-Khairi, and some sources mention that Suleiman had lost his sight at the age of nine. His father later sent him to Al-Azhar Mosque to learn the sciences of jurisprudence, language and history, so he learned at the hands of Sheikh Muhammad Abdo, and the sources mention that Suleiman “attracted Sheikh Muhammad Abd for his intelligence and speed of assimilation.” He spent 9 years in Al-Azhar, then returned to Palestine, and later left for Istanbul, where he obtained a law degree in 1909, and there he mastered the Ottoman Turkish, French and English languages, and was sitting to interpret the Qur’an in the Hagia Sophia Mosque.

He returned to Palestine during the First World War, and had written a number of articles in the Palestine newspaper in 1911, and his article entitled “The Danger of Zionism” caused the newspaper to be monitored, as he wrote, “You must first be a patriot and secondly loyal to the Ottomans.” For its leniency regarding the immigration of Jews to Palestine. He founded the Ottoman National Party in 1911, but Cemal Pasha exiled him to Konya with his brother Shukri; Because of their opposition to the seizure of agricultural crops to supply the army. Suleiman had written a number of poems, including the poem “The Fall of the First Plane Over Jaffa,” which he wrote in 1912 when the first Ottoman plane fell over Jaffa Beach.

Suleiman later went to Egypt and joined the French Law Institute and obtained a doctorate in law from it in 1919. He returned to Palestine again after the First World War, where he worked as a lawyer. On May 18, 1933, he issued the daily “Al-Jama’ah al-Islamiyya” newspaper, which was researching political, scientific and literary issues, and revealed the ambitions of Zionism in Palestine, as he defined it as “of Palestinian origin, Islamic in denomination, oriental in disposition.” But in 1938 it abolished British Mandate license and holidays.

At the end of 1920, Suleiman had published an article calling for the holding of a "Palestinian National Conference." The Arab executive that emerged from that conference. He also participated in the work of the Fifth Palestinian Arab Conference, which was held in Nablus from August 20 to September 1, 1922. Suleiman was also one of the leaders of the opposition movement to the leadership of Hajj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini.

Suleiman gave a speech to the Palestinian delegation that met the British Colonial Secretary Leo Emery in April 1925, as he was a representative of the opposition movement when the minister visited Jerusalem. In July 1926, Suleiman invited the leaders of Palestine to hold the Seventh Palestinian Arab Conference, and after that a preparatory committee was formed of 40 members, and Suleiman was one of the participants in it in June (June) 1928. Suleiman participated in the Conference of the Palestinian Islamic Nation, which was held on 11 December 1931 in the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, and the purpose of holding it was to confront the General Islamic Conference called by Haj Amin Al-Husseini.

Suleiman immigrated to Jordan after the Palestinian catastrophe in 1948. He settled in the town of Sweileh and then moved to Zarqa and finally settled in the city of Jericho, where he reissued his newspaper, “The Islamic University” and explained the causes of the Nakba. The first issue of it was issued on March 15, 1949, but Officials later closed it. He headed the Amman Conference in October 1948, and then participated in the Jericho Conference in December 1948, in which King Abdullah I bin Al Hussein was pledged allegiance and approved to annex the West Bank of the Jordan River to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. On September 1, 1951, Suleiman was appointed as a member of the Jordanian Senate.

The writer Suleiman bin Saleh Al-Kharashi mentioned in his book “The Celebrities and Prisons”: “Sheikh Suleiman Al-Taji Al-Farouqi has wonderful poems before his exile and after his exile to Anatolia, and we would like to publish some of them, so some of their teams that we promised to send a friend to us left behind.”

his death
Solomon did not stay long in the Senate, as he died in Jericho in 1958 AD corresponding to 1378 AH at the age of 76, and was buried in the Bab al-Rahma cemetery east of Bab al-Asbat in Jerusalem.



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