Faris Glubb


Journalist, poet and political activist with a deep Islamic faith. Faris Glubb whose parents were devout Traditional Anglican Christians spent his childhood with the Bedouin soldiers in Amman, absorbing both Arabic and Islamic faith. He embraced Islam as soon as he was, in accordance with Islamic precept, mature enough to do so. Faris was sent to England to be educated at Wellington College. He went on to the School of Oriental and African Studies and became involved in political activism in the 1960s with Bertrand Russell Foundation and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman and the Arabian Gulf, and working with the Omani opposition at the UN in New York. After teaching and broadcasting in Tunisia, Faris moved, in 1967, to Amman. He taught at a school for Palestinian refugees and then worked with the Hashemite Broadcasting Service. Faris moved to Beirut and during the 1970s covered the Lebanese civil war for CBS, Daily Mail and also for Arab news agencies. In 1994 he moved to Kuwait and worked as senior editor, for Kuna, the Kuwait News Agency. Faris Glubb was active in Islamic human rights organisations and was eloquent commentators on Islam and the Arab world. Faris Glubb born as Godfrey Peter Manley, the only blood-child of Sir John Bagot Glubb (Glubb Pasha) died as a result of a road accident in Kuwait. He was born in Jerusalem.

Compiler: M. Nauman Khan / Naomi Glubb

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