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past & present

The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought was established in 1980 under the name of “The Royal Academy for Islamic Civilization Research (Aal al-Bayt Institute) by His Majesty the late King Hussein Bin Talal - may God rest his soul - and commenced its activities in 1981. He defined its objectives, thus, that it serves Jordan, Arabs, Muslims and humanity at large. Thus it maintained its principles in its march forward and achieved important gains. Those who carried the burden of its work and accomplishments deserve gratitude and praise, foremost among whom is H.R.H. Prince al-Hassan Bin Talal.

On the eighth of August 1999, His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin al -Hussein entrusted H.R.H. Crown Prince Hamzah Bin Al -Hussein with the role of presiding over the Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought. His Majesty furthermore expressed his profound trust of H.R.H. Prince Hamzah and his distinguished contributions as well as his interest in the aims of the Aal al-Bayt Institute. His Majesty has also made certain of the noble goals and the benevolent message which the Aal al-Bayt Institute carries, over and above the lofty responsibilities delegated to it for the purpose of serving humankind, and facilitating the mission of confronting the issues, problems and challenges of the time, while formulating the reassuring solutions, along with other noble goals. All of the preceding call for the presence of a higher authority that can give His Majesty assurance that the goals and purposes of this Institute will obtain his Majesty’s full support.

On the sixteenth of July, 2000, H.R.H. Hamzah Bin Al-Hussein entrusted H.R.H. Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad, previously Advisor to His Majesty the King for Tribal Affairs, and currently the Personal Envoy and Special Advisor to H.M the King, owing to the wisdom, knowledge and good qualities of his highness - which render him both trustworthy as well as an object of respect and appreciation - with reconsidering the Institute administrative, financial and organizational affairs with the aim of improving its performance and rendering it at the level of the age and in harmony with its aims.

Likewise, the former Academy’s council decided during its meeting no. 171 on the same date to appoint H.R.H. Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad a full member of the Academy.

On 19 July 2000, H.R.H. Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad was unanimously elected President of the Academy.

The committee, entrusted with reconsidering the Institute’s administrative, financial and organizational affairs, submitted its report to H.R.H. the Higher Chairman; consequently the Academy’s Council decided in its meeting No.(173) on 23 August 2000 to amend the charter of the academy, in which the name of the academy was altered to ”The Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought”.

Thus the leadership structure of the Institute became as follows:

  • H.R.H. Prince Hamzah Bin al-Hussein, The Higher Chairman
  • The Board of Trustees
  • H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Aal al-Bayt Institute; His Majesty’s Personal Envoy and Special Advisor

This Charter was amended to a temporal law of the Institute. Having passed through all its constitutional stages, it was published in volume no. 4508 of the Official Gazette and superseded the Institute's previous Charter, under the title "Temporal Law no. 53 for the year 2001 – the Law of Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought", and became effective from the first of October 2001.

The Temporal Law was amended to a permanent law of the Institute. Having passed through all its constitutional stages, it was published in volume no. 4823 of the Official Gazette and superseded the Institute's previous Law under the title "Law no. 32 for the year 2007- the Law of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought" and became effective from the first of May 2007.

Thus the leadership structure of the Institute became as follows:

  • The Board of Trustees
HRH Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad, Chief Advisor to HM for Religious and Cultural Affairs and Personal Envoy of HM, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought Chairman
HE the Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs and Endowments Deputy Chairman
HE the Minister of Education Board Member
HE the Chief Justice of Jordan Board Member
HE the Grand Mufti of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Board Member
HE the President of the Aal al-Bayt University Board Member
HE the Mufti of the Royal Jordanian Armed Forces Board Member
  • Managment of the Institute
  • Director General of RABIIT: Prof. Minwer Al-Meheid
aalal-bayt@aalalbayt.org
  • ‏First Deputy of the Director General of RABIIT: Mr. Nabil Abdel-Majeed Al-Saheb
n.alsaheb@aalalbayt.org
  • Deputy of the Director General for Conferences, Marketing and Environment: Mrs. Barihan Ghordlo
b.ghordlo@aalalbayt.org
  • Assistant to the Director General for Scholarly Research: Dr. Mahdi Al-Rawadieh
mrawadieh@aalalbayt.org

Address of The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought:


The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought
P.O.Box 950361/ Amman 11195
The Hashemite kingdom of Jordan
Fax No.: 00962 6 5344981
Tel. No.: 00962 6 5344570
e-mail address: aalalbayt@aalalbayt.org