AHMAD MESHARI AL-ADWANI (1923 in
Kuwait — 17 June 1990) was a poet
and teacher who wrote the lyrics of the national anthem of Kuwait,
Al-Nasheed Al-Watani .
In 1938, he graduated from the "al-Mubarakiyah" Secondary School,
Kuwait. In 1939 he travelled to
Egypt , and was admitted into
the College of
Arabic Language Studies at the
Al-Azhar University . In
1949 he graduated from the Al-Azhar University, with the title of
"Sheikh". In 1950 Al-Adwani established the monthly magazine
Al-Be\'thah in Cairo, with his lifelong friend and companion, Dr.
Abdulaziz Hussein . Due to lack of funding, however, the magazine was
stopped after only three issues. In 1952 he helped establish the
"Al-Ra\'ed " magazine, published by the
Kuwait Teachers Club . He went
on to form many other magazines throughout his life.
Al-Adwani worked with many people; among them was his friend, Dr.
Abdulaziz Hussein , who was at that time the Minister of Cabinet
Affairs , as well as the President of the
Kuwait National Council for
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