Bachelor of Laws, Lebanese University, 1963. Master of Arts, Faculte de Droit, Sorbonne.
Attorney, 1963-1980; leader Amal Movement, 1980. Minister hydraulic and electrical resources Justice, Reconstruction. and Affairs of South Lebanon, 1984-1989, minister hydraulic resources, housing and cooperation, 1989-1990, minister of state, 1990-1992. Member Lebanese Parliament, Beirut, since 1991, speaker, since 1992.
Married; 9 children.