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Dr. Abdullah Maarouf

Defender and Educator of Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Why Featured?

Dr. Abdullah Maarouf is recognized for his significant role as a former Media and Public Relations Officer at Al-Aqsa Mosque and his current position as a Professor of Islamic History at Istanbul 29 May University. His expertise and public discourse have been central to the discussion and advocacy surrounding the preservation and recognition of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the broader Palestinian cause.

Brief bio

Dr. Abdullah Maarouf has been a pivotal figure in defending the rights and significance of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, a site of immense importance in Palestinian history and culture. His academic and professional work revolves around Islamic history, with a particular focus on the cultural and historical significance of Jerusalem and its holy sites. He has been vocal in addressing issues of Israeli control and encroachment on Palestinian land and heritage.

Major Milestones


  • Appointment as Media and Public Relations Officer at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

  • Transition to a professorship in Islamic History at Istanbul 29 May University.

  • Advocacy for the preservation of Palestinian heritage and rights in Jerusalem.

  • Involvement in public discussions and interviews regarding the situation in Jerusalem and the impact on Al-Aqsa Mosque.

  • Engagement in academic research focusing on Islamic Jerusalem Studies...See More

  • Raising international awareness about the situation surrounding Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian community.

  • Providing historical and cultural context to the ongoing issues in Jerusalem through academic research.

  • Advocating for the protection of Islamic heritage sites in Jerusalem.

  • Offering insights into the complexities of the Palestinian struggles against the occupation, with a focus on Jerusalem.

  • Contributing to the academic discourse on Islamic history and its modern implications.

Date of Last Update: 
January 13, 2024

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