(1882 - 1948)
Born in 1882 in Jerusalem;
recevied his education in Beirut, after WW I a member and leading figure
of the Muntada al-Adabi leadership; described as a "walking Arabic
dictionary"; author of Modern Science and Us; At the onset of the British Mandate he became
an inspector in the Education Department. He held this position for
9 years. He spent a large part of his life writing books, articles and
letters. He became a member of the Arab Scientific Society in Damascus.
Among his most prominent friends were the Poet Laureate Ahmad Shawqi
in Egypt and ar-Rahbani in Lebanon. He wrote a number
of school textbooks. Among his most famous books is " True Islam".
Died on January 18, 1948, in Cairo.