HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah

Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah is the wife of HM King Abdullah II, but is also in her own right an educational activist with global appeal. Through sheer hard work, she has developed the biggest virtual following of any Muslim in the world, and she defends and humanizes Islam and Arab causes in-and to-the West as effectively as any Muslim scholar in the world.

Educational Ambassador: HM Queen Rania is the initiator and key leader behind the launch of several educational initiatives such as the Jordanian Madrasati, ‘My School’, a project for the development of Jordan’s public school system. She is also the co-founder and global chair of the ‘1 Goal: Education For All’ campaign which  calls for the complete primary schooling of all boys and girls in the world by 2015. She attends high-level meetings (such as the World Economic Forum in Davos) to promote her vision of education for all.


Intercultural Dialogue: In April 2010, Queen Rania launched her children’s book ‘The Sandwich Swap’ (which made the New York Times best-sellers list) through the United Nations Bookshop in an initiative to promote cross-cultural understanding among youth.


Online Presence: Queen Rania embraced the new technologies early on and wholeheartedly. She has an amazingly popular YouTube channel with over 14 million views and a very popular website ( She also has 5.3 million followers on Twitter and nearly 10 million likes on Facebook.

Queen Rania Al Abdullah speaks at Harvard Arab Weekend conference ... - Petra News Agency
2013-11-08 13:57:38

8 (Petra)-Addressing the audience at the Harvard Arab Weekend (HAW) yesterday, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah said that a narrative of hope for a brave and confident Arab World that debuts bold role models and showcases exciting results is in our ...

edX Brings the First Massive Open Online Learning Portal to the Arab World - BostInno
2013-11-08 19:00:36

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan announced Friday the launch of Edraak, an education initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education. The Arabic-language MOOC portal is powered by the Open edX platform announced in September, ...

Queen Rania witnesses signing an agreement to launch MOOC Portal for the ... - Petra News Agency
2013-11-08 13:44:07

8 (Petra)--Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah witnessed, yesterday in Boston, the signing of an agreement to launch Edraak, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform that is an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) established in ...and more »

EdX, Jordanian Queen Partner To Unveil Edraak - Harvard Crimson
2013-11-11 04:41:13

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan unveiled Edraak, an online education website for the Arabic-speaking world, during a visit to Harvard on Thursday. A collaboration with edX, the virtual education platform founded jointly by Harvard and MIT, the new ...

Queen Rania in an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya - Petra News Agency
2013-10-26 13:39:44

Amman, Oct. 26 (Petra) -- Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan sits with Al Arabiya network primetime anchor Muntaha Al Ramahi in an exclusive interview. Speaking from her home in Amman, Her Majesty tackles some of the Arab region's most ...

Queen Rania stresses urgency of education reform - Petra News Agency
2013-10-28 07:18:58

Amman, Oct. 28 (Petra) - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan stressed the urgency of education reform, regionally, and the transition to democracy and rising violence and polarization in the Arab world. Three years into the Arab Spring, Her ...

Princess Iman Bint Abdullah of Jordan, 17, Is Already Her Mom's Mini-Me ... - Huffington Post
2013-11-04 22:01:45

Case in point: Princess Iman Bint Abdullah. The 17-year-old princess has grown up before our very eyes. Luckily, the Jordanian royal has a stylish mom, Queen Rania, to look up to as she grows into a young woman. We caught a glimpse of Iman yesterday ...and more »

Queen Rania honors 77 schools for receiving accreditation by the National ... - Petra News Agency
2013-10-23 14:42:44

During the ceremony, which was under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the Minister of Education, H.E Mohammad Thneibat highlighted that 'this generous patronage reasserts the importance of education and health to the Hashemite ...and more »

Morocco Drafts Harassment Bill; Military Assaults Up - Reuters AlertNet
2013-11-09 10:10:18

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan announced Nov. 8 the creation of Edraak, an education initiative that will be a Massive Open Online Course portal for the Arab world and will bring education to millions of Arabic-speaking students ...and more »

UNA-USA Global Leadership Awards Dinner - Petra News Agency
2013-11-07 17:25:20

November 7 (Petra)--Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended yesterday in New York the UNF/ "UNA-USA" Global Leadership Awards Dinner held to highlight the vital role the UN plays in helping the global community advance peace, prosperity and justice ...and more »

Birth: 31 August 1970 (Age: 47)

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Influence: Queen of Jordan with millions of followers and subscribers on social media sites.

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