April 28, 2024

The Saudi writer and media personality Abdulrahman bin Muaammar has passed away.

The Saudi writer and media personality Abdulrahman bin Moammar.

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The esteemed Saudi writer and media figure, Abdulrahman bin Faisal bin Muaammar, passed away on Saturday, April 27th, 2024, as announced by his son, the businessman and media personality, Bandar bin Abdulrahman, in a tweet on the “X” platform. He wrote: “My lord and father Abdulrahman bin Faisal bin Muaammar, may God forgive him and reward him with the best for me and my siblings, with his passing today, we lose a father, a teacher, and a friend. May God elevate his status, honor his place, and reward him generously. All praise be to God before and after.”

The writer Abdulrahman bin Faisal bin Muaammar is considered one of the pioneers of Saudi literature. He was born in 1358 AH / 1939 AD in Sadus, Najd, where he received his early education. Later, he moved to Taif and lived in the house of his cousin and father of his wife, Prince Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Fahd Al-Muaammar. He attended secondary school at Dar Al-Tawheed.

He began his professional career as a government employee at the Office of the Prime Minister’s Diwan. Additionally, he served as the chief correspondent for the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) and held the position of editor-in-chief of Al-Jazirah newspaper. Furthermore, he co-founded the magazine “The world of books” with the late writer Abd al-Aziz al-Rifa’i. He participated in numerous conferences and scientific seminars both within the Kingdom and abroad.

His efforts were not limited to his practical contributions alone; he enriched the Arab library with a collection of books, publications, and studies. Among his notable works are “The Hostesses and Nurses in Contemporary Poetry”, published in 1977 AH, and the book “The Lightning, Post, and Telephone Reached It with Love, Longings, and Emotions”- a study from 1984 AH.

Al-Muaammar served as the editor-in-chief of Al-Jazirah newspaper in the 1980s, then his responsibilities in the cultural and literary fields varied. He continued writing and authoring several printed and published books. He had a close relationship with prominent intellectuals and writers who often gathered in Taif during the summer. Taif became a meeting point for state figures, visitors, intellectuals, and writers.

Source: Okaz

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