Saturday, May 27, 2006

Happy 60th Birthday Jordan....


I know I'm two days late....it's been one of those weeks....but the 25th May was the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Hashemite Kingdom of TransJordan....

In the interests of education....what the Jordanian flag represents...




The flag is based on the banner carried during the Arab Revolt in 1916

The black band represents the Arab Abbasid dynasties
The white band represents the Umayyad dynasties
The green band represents the Fatimid dynasties
The crimson triangle joining the bands represents the Hashemite dynasty (Jordan's royal family)
The seven-pointed Islamic star set in the center of the crimson triangle represents the seven verses of Surat Al-Fatiha, the first sura in the Holy Qura'n

And if you are really interested....a very brief but informative history of Jordan.

And just to finish up this little post on Jordan...via Mental Mayhem a link to Oprah's most recent interview with H.M. Queen Rania...my ex-boss had a major crush on Her Majesty....this interview will leave you in no doubt as to why! Beauty and brains in the one package!

4 Comments:

Blogger royalrichfamous said...

hi nice site - mine is also about jordanian royals, actually royals around te world.

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Blogger espejo clara said...

thanks for this mini-lesson on jordanian history. i was fortunate enough to have visited the hashemite kingdom last year. petra is just breath-taking! it's an interesting country, not least for the potential it has to spark political moderation and reform among its arab neighbors.

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