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Ishaq Mousa Hussein

Ishaq Mousa Hussein

Sector : Cultural Figures , Writers

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1904
  • Age : 112
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Born in Jerusalem in 1904; was educated at Al-Rashidiyyeh School, Al-Salahiyyah College in Jerusalem and the Frères College from 1918-20; completed his high school at St. George’s College in Jerusalem in 1922; received a Diploma in Journalism from the AUC in 1926; worked as a teacher at Al-Rashidiyyeh School in Jerusalem; took law courses in Jerusalem; received a degree in Arabic Language and Semitic Studies from the Egyptian University in 1930, then a Diploma in Semitic Studies and a PhD in Philosophy from the School of Oriental Studies, London University, in 1934, where he was supervised by the well-known Orientalist thinker Hamilton Gibb; contributed to the educational field in Palestine during the British Mandate era from 1934-48 as a teacher at the Arab College in Jerusalem and as inspector for Arabic language in the Educational Dept. in Palestine; taught at the AUB from 1949-54 and at the Arab Studies Institute in Cairo from 1955-73; also taught in the US and Canada; was a member of the Arab Language Forum in Cairo from 1961 and of the Islamic Research Institute at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, since 1963; after the 1967 War ended up in Aleppo; joined the Iraqi Scientific Forum in 1971; returned to Jerusalem in 1973; became Dean of Al-Quds University’s Women’s College at the Faculty of Arts (now Hind Al-Husseini College) in 1974 (until 1982); published numerous books and articles on the methodology of teaching Arabic, the crisis of Arabic thought, the Muslim Brotherhood, Jerusalem and Islam, Arab Literature, and critiques of various intellectuals; his publications included Mudhakkirat Dajaja (Memoirs of a Hen) (Cairo, 1943; Toronto 1990), which received wide acclaim in the Arab world as much for its imaginative style as for its sharp but veiled criticism of society and its ethics; died in Dec. 1990.


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