From Jerusalem, a man of law and the judiciary in both the court of appeal and the Higher Court of Justice. He occupied various posts under the Ottomans. At the end of the WWII, he returned to Palestine from Beirut. He was made to retire from the Judiciary during WWII. Chosen as head of the Jerusalem Municipal Council when the head of the council, Dr. Husni Fakhri al-Khaldi, was sent into exile.