The Coat of Arms


Hashemite Family Tree

Immediate Family Tree

Islam and the Hashemites

The Office


The crown symbolizes the system of monarchy. The sash upon which the crown is placed symbolizes the Hashemite throne. Its scarlet color represents sacrifice, while the white inner background symbolizes purity.

The two flags are the flags of the Great Arab Revolt. The eagle in the center of the coat of arms symbolizes power, might and loftiness. The eagle is perched on the globe, and his wings touch the two flags of the Great Arab Revolt. The blue color of the globe symbolizes the spread of Islam across the world.

The bronze shield in front of the globe represents the defense of truth and right in the world. The spears, swords, bows and arrows are traditional Arab weapons.

Below the shield to the left are three branches of wheat, and to the right is a palm branch. Stretching down from between the wheat and palm branches is the highest Jordanian medal, the decorative order of al-Nahda.

Above the al-Nahda medal are three phrases inscribed on a golden ribbon. In the middle:” King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.” To the right:” Al-Hussein bin Talal bin Aoun” (Aoun, one of the Hashemite patriarchs, was great great-grandfather of Sherif Hussein).