Ahmed Qasim Aljum'aa and Social and Cultural life


Professor AlJum'aa is considered on of the pioneer professors at Mosul University, who mastered the specialization of history and Islamic archeological studies, especially the Mosuli ones. he has apparent fingerprints in terms of the excavations works and the field work in the remains of the Islamic archeological sites in the old city of Mosul, documenting the architectural and artistic elements including the minarets, domes, vaults, entrances, mihrabs, windows, porthole, columns, ornamental and writing ribbons, memorial boards, gravestones and their caskets using a professional and academic approaches by means of making about two thousand engineering sketches and artistic painting in addition to hundreds of photos of ruins which were erased mostly and therefore they became an important source to study those ruins. The current study was divided into two axes preceded by an introduction and followed by a conclusion. The first section dealt with the social life of Ahmed Qasim Aljum'aa by reviewing his birth, early life, while the second tackled his educational life mentioning his study at the mosque schools, primary and secondary schools and his university life at the department of Islamic Archeology, College of Arta, Baghdad University, and his travel to Cairo to obtain the Master and Ph. D. Degrees in Egypt.The study showed that Ahmed Qasim Aljum'aa belongs to a family that work in orchards and this made his nature characterized with patience and loving the land they planted in addition to the archeological sites in his birth village, Nineveh village about which he always meditates, asks about them and get influenced by them. In addition to that the university life made him open-minded and made him gain a balanced diversity in all the aspect of life. His life was confined to the village and Mosuli conservative society and this was manifested by the mixed teaching and the scientific and tourist visits.