Dean of Arabic literature Taha Hussein in Muarret al-Nouman, 1944

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Image Source: Mohammad Taleb al-Heraki Library

Taha Hussein came to Muarret al-Nouman to attend the 1000th anniversary of Abu Alaa al-Maari. Taha Hussein is seated next to a Muslim cleric, and then stand the Mouarret al-Nouman MP and cabinet minister Hikmat al-Hiraki, followed by President of the Arabic Language Assembly, the scholar Mohammad Kurd Ali, and then the poet Khalil Mardam Bey.