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Othman Abdul Qadir HAFIZ

editor-in-chief , journalist , newspaper

Othman Abdul Qadir HAFIZ, leading journalist; Editor-in-Chief of Al Madina daily newspaper. Order of Merit, Republic of Egypt.


HAFIZ, Othman Abdul Qadir was born in 1908 in Medina, Saudi Arabia.


Received general education and religious tutoring.


Chief clerk, Directorate of Education, Medina 1927. Secretary, Board for the Exhortation of Good Deeds, Medina. Primary School teacher 1932.

Director of Education, Medina 1943. Inspector, Ministry of Finance 1944. Director, Pilgrimage Directorate, Medina 1944.

Retired 1966; Deputy Director-General of Madina Press Organization. Member of Administrative Council, Municipal Council, Medina. Secretary, First Aid Society, Medina.

Attended First Saudi Men of Letters Conference, Mecca, Okaz Literary Festival Conference, Riyadh. Leading journalist; Editor-in-Chief of Al Madina daily newspaper.


  • Tatawur Al Sahafatil Saudiah (Development of Saudi Press), Al Sahafah Qabla Rub'Qarn (The Press Twenty-five Years Ago, under publication), Tarikh Al Khalafa’ Al Rashideen (The History of the Rightly Guided Caliphs), Tarikh Bani Omayyah Wa Bani Al Abbas (The History of Omayads and Abbasites).


All prophets called people to the worship of the One God, but the specific prescriptions of the divine laws regulating people's lives varied according to the historic time and consequences people were living under.