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Sheikh Sulaiman Ja'abari

(1912 - 1994)

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Born in Hebron; studied at al-Azhar University in Cairo; worked as educator in Jaffa, Lydda, and Hebron, and in religious courts in Jaffa, Kydda and Safed; appointed Deputy Mufti of Jerusalem by Sheikh Jarallah after the British Mandate; chief magistrate for Jordan and Mufti of the Jordanian army; worked in education in Saudi Arabia and Qatar; counselor in the Department of Education, Jerusalem, Hebron, Ramallah and El-Bireh until he retired (1975); appointed Mufti of Jerusalem by Jordan (in 1993) until his death.

Sources: PASSIA

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