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Jordan remembers Sharif Hussein
By JT - Jun 02,2014 - Last updated at Jun 02,2014
AMMAN — The Kingdom on Tuesday marks the 83rd anniversary of the death of Sharif Hussein Bin Ali (1852-1931).
Sharif Hussein, who was emir of Mecca and king of Hijaz, launched the Great Arab Revolt in June 1916 with the objective of establishing an independent and unified Arab state.
Instead, the dismembered Ottoman lands were carved into several mandates and protectorates.
However, the Great Arab Revolt secured Arab rule over most of the Arabian Peninsula, Syria and all of modern Jordan, founded by Sharif Hussein’s son, King Abdullah I.
In 1924, Sharif Hussein donated a large amount of money for the reconstruction of Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
In 1926, he was exiled to Cyprus where he funded the building of an Armenian church.
In 1931, the exiled king returned to Amman, where he died.
In fulfilment of his will, Sharif Hussein was buried near Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
AMMAN — The Kingdom on Wednesday marks the 84th anniversary of the passing away of Sharif Hussein Bin Ali (1852-1931). Sharif Hussein,
AMMAN — Jordan on Friday marks Army Day and the anniversary of the Great Arab Revolt, when the emir of Mecca and the King’s great grandfathe
Jordan on Tuesday marks the anniversary of Army Day and the Great Arab Revolt, when the emir of Mecca and the King’s great-great-grandfather, Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, led an uprising against Ottoman rule in the region.
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