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Mohammed Tahir Al-Husseini

(1842 - 1908)

Born in 1842; Mufti of Jerusalem in the 1890s; headed a commission set up in Jerusalem in 1897 by local notables to examine land sales to Jews; under his presidency the commission succeeded and effectively stopped land sales in the Jerusalem area for the next few years; died in 1908; father of Haj Amin al-Husseini.

Sources: PASSIA