Mohsen Abdel Hamid
|Mohsen Abdel Hamid|
محسن عبد الحميد
|President of the Governing Council of Iraq|
1 February 2004 – 29 February 2004
|Preceded by||Adnan Pachachi|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum|
1937 (age 80–81)|
|Political party||Iraqi Islamic Party|
Mohsen Abdel Hamid (born 1937 Arabic: محسن عبد الحميد) is an Iraqi politician and Islamic scholar who was a member of the Interim Iraq Governing Council (president, February 2004), created following the United States's 2003 invasion of Iraq. He served as the President of the Governing Council of Iraq (42nd Prime Minister of Iraq).
Abdel Hamid was born in 1937 in Kirkuk and is of Kurdish background. He studied Islamic Law in Cairo and returned to Iraq in 1986 to work as a professor at Baghdad University. Abdel Hamid has written over 30 books on interpretation of the Qur'an. He was arrested in 1996 by the government of Saddam Hussein but opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
| President of the Governing Council of Iraq
Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum