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Azzam, Abdullah Yusuf

Born: 1941 AD
Died: 1989 AD
Nationality: Jordanian
Categories: Philosophers, Terrorist

1941 – Azzam was born in the village of As-ba’ah Al-Hartiyeh of Jenin.

1955 – Completed his elementary and secondary school education in his home village.

1956-1960 – He went to Khadori College and studied agriculture.

1961 – Worked as a teacher in the south Jordanian village of Adder.

1966 – He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Damascus.

1968 – He joined the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood after he left the West Bank.

1969 – Went to Egypt to study at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University where he pursued Islamic studies and earned his master’s degree.

1973 – Obtained his Ph.D in the Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence thru a scholarship.

1974-1979 – Worked as lecturer at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is where he met Osama Bin Laden.

1980 – Taught at International Islamic University in Islamabad and established Maktab al-Khadamat to organize guest houses in Peshawar and training camps in preparation for the Afghan war front.

1981-1985 – Azzam frequently joined Afghan militias and international Muslim units as they battled the Soviet Union’s forces in Afghanistan.

1989 – On the 2th of November, Azzam and and his two sons were killed as unknown assassins detonated land mines as his vehicle approached the mosque.