Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad

Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan (born October 15, 1966 in Amman, Jordan) is a Jordanian prince. He is the son of Prince Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan and his first wife Firyal Irshaid. He is the grandson of the late King Talal I of Jordan.

Date of Birth

15th October 1966

Education

*Cambridge University, Trinity College: (1988-1989; 1990-1993)
:Ph.D. (Cantab.) in Modern and Medieval Languages and Literatures (July 1993)
* Princeton University: (1984-1988)
:B.A., Comparative Literature (June 1988).
:(Graduated with Highest Honours, Summa cum laude.)
* Harrow School: (1979-1984)
:'O' and 'A' Levels.


=Official Work=
*Personal Envoy of H.M. King Abdullah II and Special Advisor to H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan.:(October 6th 2003 to present.)
*Advisor for Tribal Affairs and Cultural Secretary to H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan.:(From February 7th 1999, until October 6th 2003.)
*Advisor to His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan for Tribal Affairs.:(July 2nd 1998 to February 7th 1999.) :(in addition to the post of Cultural Secretary).
*Cultural Secretary to His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan. :(October 4th 1994 to February 7th 1999.)
*Officer in the Royal Jordanian Desert Police Force (June 1989- December 1992)::Promoted to First Lieutenant (November 14, 1992). :Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant (November 1989).

Regent of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

*Has served Jordan as Regent in the absence of H.M. King Abdullah II from the country.

Other Official Activities

(1) In Religious Affairs

*The Hashemite Fund for the Building and Maintenance of the Blessed Aqsa Mosque and the Noble Dome of the Rock::Chairman of the Board of Trustees (June 16th 2007 to present),
*The Royal Steering Committee for the ‘Amman Message’ Islamic Initiative (see: [http://www.ammanmessage.com www.ammanmessage.com] )::Chairman of the Committee (May 2005 to present)
*The Royal Steering Committee for the ‘Amman Message’ Interfaith Initiative::Chairman of the Committee (May 2005 to present).
*The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought (see: [http://www.aalalbayt.org www.aalalbayt.org] )::Chairman of Board of Trustees (August 2000 to present).:Founder and Chairman of the Board Ex Officio of the World Islamic Sciences and Education University (W.I.S.E.) , Amman, Jordan, (March 2008).:Founder and Director of The Great Tafsir Project (see: [http://www.altafsir.com www.altafsir.com] ) (November 2000 to present).
*The National Park of the Site of the Baptism of Christ (see: [http://www.baptismsite.com www.baptismsite.com] )::Founder and Chairman of the Board for the National Park (August 2001 to present).:Founder and Chairman of the Royal Committee (1999-2001).:Founder and Deputy Chairman of the Royal Committee (1997-1999).
*National Committee for Religious Endowments (Awqaf)::Member of Committee (1996 to present).
*Royal Committee for the Building and Restoration of the Tombs of the Prophets and the Companions: :Member of the Committee (1994 to present).

(2) In Education and Cultural Affairs

*Belqa Applied University::Founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees (1996 to present).
*The Royal Commission to Investigate the Conditions and Treatment of Foreign Students in Jordan::Chairman (September 2004 – January 2005).
*National Examination Council::Member of Council (1997-2000).
*National Committee for Higher Education::Chairman of Finance Sub-Committee (1999-2003).:Member of Committee (1994-2003).
*National Committee for Lower Education::Member of Committee (1994-2003).

(3) In Tribal Affairs and Social Development

*Royal Committee for the Preservation and Development of Camel Livestock::Founding Chairman of the Committee (2000-2003).
*Committee for Tribal Lands and Claims::Head of Ministerial Committee (1998-2003).
*Royal Institute for Development and Charitable Works::Founder and Executive Director and Member of Board of Trustees (1997-2000).
*Royal Committee for the Endowment of Underprivileged Schools and Tribal Areas::Founding Chairman of Committee (1995-2003).

(4) In Sports

*National Jordanian Boxing Federation::President (April-July 1998).
*National Jordanian Basketball Federation::Honorary President (1991-1993). :President (1988-1991).

Part-time Work (in Academia)

*Professor of Islamic Philosophy at Jordan University (Faculty of Graduate Studies) (Amman, Jordan).:Appointed as Full Professor (12th December 2005, to present).
*Associate Professor of Islamic Philosophy at Aal al-Bayt University (Mafraq, Jordan).:Appointed as Associate Professor (May 13th 2002).
*Assistant Research Professor at Jordan University (Amman, Jordan).:Appointed as Research Professor (29th May 2000).

Non-Government Organizations

:These include:
*Islamica Magazine (see: [http://www.islamicamagazine.com www.islamicamagazine.com] ): :Chairman of the Board of Directors, :June 2008 to present.
*Coordinator of the International A Common Word Initiative (see: [http://www.acommonword.com www.acommonword.com] )::January 2008 to present.

Publications

:These include:

Books

*"True Islam and the Islamic Consensus on the Message of Amman / Kitab Ijma’ Al-Muslimin ‘ala Ihtiram Mathahib al-Din" (compiler, editor and author of introduction [in Arabic and English] ; "The Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought", Amman, Jordan, 2006).

“The best resource for all those who wish to travel along the straight path in their words and in their actions, and in their spiritual and religious life.” — From the Preface by H.E. Grand Imam Professor Dr. Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, "Shaykh Al-Azhar".
:(Limited 1st, 2nd and rev. 2nd edition published as: "The Book of the Schools of Islamic Jurisprudence / Kitab Ihtiram Al-Mathahib; The Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought", Amman, Jordan, 2006.)
*"Al-Insan" (Man), ("et al."; published, in Arabic, by the Jordanian Ministry of Education as the text-book for the 12th Grade National Curriculum for General Studies, Amman, 2001; revised 2nd edition in 2007 ).
*"The Sacred Origin of Sports and Culture" (published by Fons Vitae, KY, USA, 1998). :(Trans. into Turkish and published by "Insan Yayinlari", Istanbul, 2002.)
*"The Holy Sites of Jordan" (ed.; published by "Turab", Amman, 1996; 2nd edition 1999).
*"The Tribes of Jordan at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century" (published by "Turab", Amman, 1999).

Articles

*‘A Common Word Between Us and You’ (one of 138 signatories [and sole author] ); An Open Letter to World Christian Leaders from World Muslim Leaders, October 13, 2007 (see: [http://www.acommonword.com www.acommonword.com] ).
*‘Open Letter to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI’ (one of 38 signatories [and co-author] ; in "Islamica", no.18, Los Angeles CA, 2006; issued October 13, 2006).
*‘The Prophet Muhammad’ (in "Islamica", no.16, Los Angeles CA, 2006).:2nd expanded edition, republished in newspapers in Denmark in 2008.
*‘Truth and Knowledge’, (in The Book of Language, ed. Kabir Helminski, published by "The Book Foundation" [The Education Project Series] Oxford, U.K., 2006).

Decorations and Awards

*Eugen Biser Siftung (Germany): Co-recipient of Annual Award with H.E. Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric of Bosnia and Sheikh Habib Ali Jiffri of Yemen, 2008.
*Awarded the Education Medal (of the 1st Order) by H.M. King Abdullah II on 5/10/2004.
*Awarded the Al-Nahdah Medal (of the 1st Order) by H.M. King Abdullah II on 9/10/2003.
*Awarded the Muhammadi Medal (of the 2nd Order) by H.M. King Muhammad VI of Morocco on 10/3/2000.
*Made Grand Officier de la Légion d’Honneur by President Chirac of France in 7/1/2000.
*Awarded the Al-Hussein Medal for Distinguished Service (of the 1st Order) by H.M. King Abdullah II on 24/8/1999.
*Made Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur by President Chirac of France on 20/11/1997.
*Made Officier de la Légion d’Honneur by President Chirac of France in 10/3/1997.
*Awarded the rank of Lt. Col. (hon.) in the Jordanian Arab Army by His Majesty King Hussein on 2/9/1997.
*Awarded the Al-Kawkab Medal (of the 1st Order) by His Majesty King Hussein on 13/11/1995.


=Languages= :Fluent (speaking, reading and writing) Arabic, English, French.


=Marital Status= :Married to H.R.H. Princess Areej Ghazi (née Areej Omar Zawawi, of Oman) on 4/5/1997. They have two daughters: H.R.H. Princess Tasneem bint Ghazi (b. 27/8/1999) and H.R.H. Princess Jennah bint Ghazi (b. 20/9/2003), and one son: H.R.H. Prince AbdAllah bin Ghazi (b. 6/11/2001).

" H.R.H. Prince Ghazi is the 41st generation direct descendant, through the male line of his grandson Al-Hasan, of the Prophet Muhammad"


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