Bachelor, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, 1981. Master of Arts, American University, Washington, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Howard University, Washington, 1994.
Teacher Al-Thager High School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1981-1985. Teacher communications and documentary and filmmaking, researcher Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, since 1986, chairman media research and affairs Hajj Research Center, since 1999.
Member Saudi Student House (vice president 1990-1991).
Married Suzan H. Mohammed, April 3, 1978. Children: Ruaa, Jehad, Estshhad, Al-Ferdose, Duaa, Mohamad, Abdal-Karem.