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Abdul Rahman Abbad
Hebron, Palestine
Abdul Rahman Abbad - Born in Zakariya near Hebron in 1945, BA in Arabic Language and Literature from Beirut Arab University (1977), PhD (1990).
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Abdul Rahman Abbad

Born in Zakariya near Hebron in 1945; Diploma from the Teachers' College, Lebanon; BA in Arabic Language and Literature from Beirut Arab University (1977); MA (1982) and PhD (1990) in Arabic Language and Literature from the Jesuit University, Lebanon;

Teacher at Hebron University from 1982-1990; Professor at Al-Quds Open University, Bethlehem branch from 1990-92; Associate Professor at Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, from 1996-99; Professor in the Jerusalem branch of Leeds University from 1998-2002; Chairman of the Arabic Language and Islamic Culture Dept., UNRWA College, Ramallah; editor-in-chief of Al-Isra' newspaper; has many publications dealing with literary criticism, books for university students, short story collections, novels and studies related to the Arab-Islamic culture; some of his works have been translated into French, English, Russian, Czech, and Hebrew;

Received awards like the Palestine Prize for Literature in 1989; a prize presented by late Pres. Yasser Arafat in 1997; an award by Pope Shenuda of Egypt; and received the Jerusalem Medal, Beirut, in 2004;

Member of the General Union for Palestinian Writers; Board of Trustees member, Al-Liqa' Center for Religious and Heritage Studies, Bethlehem; member, Higher Islamic Council; member, Higher Islamic Sufi Council; Executive Committee member, Union of Arab Historians; Board of Trustees member, Al-Aqsa Islamic Schools; Advisory Board member, Faculty of Qur'an and Islamic Studies, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem; his books include Non-Violence in Islam (Arabic, 1995).

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