Saad Jumaa

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Saad Jumaa
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17th Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
2 August 1967 7 October 1967
Monarch King Hussein
Preceded bySaad Jumaa (first term)
Succeeded by Bahjat Talhouni
In office
23 April 1967 1 August 1967
Monarch King Hussein
Preceded by Hussein ibn Nasser
Succeeded bySaad Jumaa (second term)
Personal details
Saad Mohammad Juma

1916 (1916)
Tafilah, Jordan
Died19 August 1979(1979-08-19) (aged 62–63)
London, United Kingdom
Political party Independent
Alma mater Damascus University
ProfessionWriter, Thinker

Saad Mohammad Jumaa (Arabic : سعد جمعه; 1916 – 19 August 1979) [1] was a Jordanian politician and 17th Prime Minister of Jordan.

Jordan Arab country in Western Asia

Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab country in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and Israel and Palestine to the west. The Dead Sea is located along its western borders and the country has a small coastline to the Red Sea in its extreme south-west, but is otherwise landlocked. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre.

Prime Minister of Jordan head of government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

The Prime Minister of Jordan is the head of government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.



Saad Jumaa' was born in Tafilah, Jordan in 1916 and was of Kurdish origin. Jumaa was a writer and thinker. He completed his secondary education in Salt and then studied law at Damascus University and graduated in 1947.

Tafilah City in Tafilah Governorate, Jordan

At-Tafilah, also spelled Tafila, is a town with a population of 27559 people in southern Jordan, located 183 kilometers (114 mi) southwest of Amman. It is the capital of Tafilah Governorate. It is well known for having green gardens which contain olive and fig trees, and grape-vines. Tafilah was first built by the Edomites and was called Tophel.

Damascus University university in Syria

The University of Damascus is the largest and oldest university in Syria, located in the capital Damascus and has campuses in other Syrian cities. It was founded in 1923 through the merger of the School of Medicine and the Institute of Law. Until 1958 it was named the Syrian University, but the name changed after the founding of the University of Aleppo. There are nine public universities and more than ten private ones in Syria. Damascus university was one of the most reputable universities in the Middle East before the war in Syria started in 2011.

Jumma died on 19 August 1979 in London, United Kingdom.

London Capital of the United Kingdom

London is the capital and largest city of the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

United Kingdom Country in Europe

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Iran Country in Western Asia

Iran, also called Persia and officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. With over 81 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 18th most populous country. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second largest country in the Middle East and the 17th largest in the world. Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. The country's central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, give it geostrategic importance. Tehran is the country's capital and largest city, as well as its leading economic and cultural center.

Syria Country in Western Asia

Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mandeans and Turks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Sunni make up the largest religious group in Syria.


Foreign honour

Order of the Defender of the Realm Malaysian federal award presented for meritorious service to the country

The Most Esteemed Order of the Defender of the Realm is a Malaysian federal award presented for meritorious service to the country. The Order Motto are 'Dipeliharakan Allah-Pangkuan Negara'.


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  1. Profile of Saad Jumaa
  2. Saad Jumaa's CV at the Prime Ministry of Jordan website
  3. "Senarai Penuh Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Persekutuan Tahun 1965" (PDF).
Political offices
Preceded by
Hussein ibn Nasser
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Bahjat Talhouni