ABDUL HADI, RADI (1900-1982)

Author ,Under-Secretary in the Ministry of Education

Born in Nablus in 1900; attended Al-Darwishiyah School in Nablus; studied in Damascus from 1918-20, then at Salahiyya School in Nablus; joined the Teacher College in Jerusalem in 1922 (from 1925 the Arab College) and graduated in 1926; taught at various schools in Palestine during 1929-34; served as school principal until 1948; after the War of 1948, ended up in Damascus from where he moved to Jordan in 1950; became principal of Al-Hussein Secondary College in Amman and later Dir.-Gen. of the Education Dept. in Hebron, Jerusalem and Ajloun; Under-Secretary at the Jordanian Ministry of Education until 1961, then Provincial Governor for the districts of Karak (1963) and Balqa’ (1964); rejoined the Ministry of Education as Under-Secretary in 1966 until retiring in Aug. 1967; author of numerous school textbooks dealing with Arabic language, history, geography, and literature, among which are: A Summary of the History of Arabs and Muslims (Arabic, 1957), Ancient Cultures (three volumes, Arabic,1966), The Geography of the Arab Homeland and the Middle East (Arabic, 1957), and The Martyr (Arabic, 1950); died in 1982.

Radi Abdul Hadi