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Is'af Nashashibi

(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.

Sources: PASSIA