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Sheikh Mohammed Hussein
Jerusalem, Palestine
(1950-    )
Sheikh Mohammed Hussein - BA in Islamic Shari’a from the University of Jordan, Amman 1973; Director and preacher (Khatib) of Al-Aqsa Mosque since 1982.
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Sheikh Mohammed Hussein

Born in Jerusalem in 1950; graduated from Al-Aqsa Shari’a Secondary School in Jerusalem in 1969; enrolled at the Shari’a School of the University of Jordan; received a Ba in Islamic Shari’a from the University of Jordan in Amman in 1973;

Worked as teacher at Dar Al-Aytam (Islamic Orphanage School) in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Shari’a Secondary School, then became the latter’s principal from 1976-81; serves as an observer for the Islamic Guidance at the Waqf; Director and preacher (Khatib) of Al-Aqsa Mosque since 1982; member of the Higher Islamic Council since 1986, also serving as its Secretary; member of the Waqf Council from 1987-1990;

Received medals for his work from Egyptian Pres. Husni Mubarak in 1990 and from Pres. Yasser Arafat in 1997; was awarded the Jerusalem Prize (together with Archimandrite Atallah Hanna) on Dec. 2004 by the PA Ministry of Culture as part of the Palestine Cultural Prizes of 2000; currently studies towards an MA in Islamic Studies at Al-Quds University, Jerusalem.

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