Hussein bin Ali was the Sharif and Emir of Makkah, during 1908 – 17, when he proclaimed himself King of Hejaz. He initiated the Arab Revolt in 1916 against the Ottoman Empire (who were recognized as the upholders of Shariah throughout the Islamic World), during World War I thus causing the downfall of the Islamic Caliphate.
In 1924, when the Ottoman Caliphate was abolished, Hussein was defeated by Abdul aziz al-Saud forces in 1924.
I bin al-Hussein ( عبد الله الأول بن الحسين
In August 1917, Abdullah worked closely with the French Captain Muhammand Ould Ali Raho in sabotaging and destroying Hijaz Railway.
The most agonizing aspect in the History of Middle East is the establishment of the Jewish State Israel in Palestine. Abdullah I played a key role along with British and Jews in its formation. He supported the Peel Commission in 1937, which proposed that Palestine be split…
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