The Great Arab Revolt’s foremost achievements include:
The establishment of independent Arab kingdoms in Hijaz, Syria and Iraq as well as the establishment of an Emirate in Transjordan — which all carried the message of the Great Arab Revolt.
Placing Arabs on the global political map and giving them a voice at international fora.
Entrenching the concept of the Arab world as an integrated political unit.
Establishing the legitimacy of Arab demands and their right to self-determination by forming an independent Arab state encompassing the majority of areas that were under the Ottoman state.
Giving legitimacy to Arab demands after they had been confined to talk at secret councils and clubs. The Arab idea began to crystallise into a living creed affected by surrounding developments and gaining strength and experience.
Restoring the spiritual unity of Arabs and creating a national history that had not been in place since the Abbasid caliphate fell in the mid-13th century, when that unity was fragmented into disparate entities controlled by non-Arab elements.
Its leadership’s historic and religious reference made it more influential, and as such, Sharif Hussein bin Ali wanted it to be the launch-pad to regain Arab rights to self-determination and revive Arab heritage and sovereignty in Arab land.
The Great Arab Revolt and the principles of the Arab Awakening are historical landmarks whose events represent a source of pride in and belonging to it and Jordan.
Sharif Hussein bin Ali - King of Arabs
Sharif Hussein bin Ali was born in Istanbul in 1853, where his father and grandfather were staying at the time. His grandfather was then appointed as Emir of Hijaz, so he travelled with him to Mecca to studied. He also gained vast experience in his youth in the affairs of tribes.More...
King Ali bin Al Hussein was born in Mecca in 1880. He accompanied his father to Istanbul to stay there, returning later to Hijaz when his father Sharif Hussein became its Emir. He assisted his father in his responsibilities and deputised for him in his absence.More...
Prince Abdullah I ibn Al Hussein was born in Mecca on 4 April 1882, and studied there until his father was invited to stay in Istanbul. He continued his studies there, before returning with his father to Hijaz, where he was elected as a deputy for Mecca in the Ottoman Chamber of Deputies.More...
King Faisal bin Al Hussein - King of Syria and Iraq
Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein was born in Mecca on 20 May 1883, where he received his elementary education, before continuing his studies in Istanbul and then returning to Hijaz with his father and siblings in 1908. In the following year, he was elected as a deputy for Jeddah in the Ottoman Chamber of Deputies.More...
Prince Zeid bin Al Hussein was born in Istanbul in 1898 during his father’s stay there. He returned to Hijaz, where he received his education. With the launch of the Arab Revolt in June 1916, Prince Zeid participated in leading the attack on Turkish posts in Mecca, and he helped fight back the Turkish troops that were threatening to march from Medina to Rabigh, and from there to Mecca.More...