Presidents Shukri al-Quwatli and Gamal Abdul Nasser receiving the ulema of Damascus - February 1958

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Standing next to President Nasser is speaker of the Grand Umayyad Mosque of Damascus, Sheikh Abu al-Faraj al-Khatib. Next to Khatib is Abdullah al-Khani, the secretary-general of the Syrian Presidency. To the far left is Sheikh Mekki al-Kettani, head of the Ulema Association.