Istaklal Publishing House
The Istaklal Publishing House was founded by Hasan R. Khalaf in 1940 as a publisher for modern educational books in Jordan. The company later expanded to include all forms of office supplies. The name celebrates Jordan’s long goal of achieving independence, first from Turkish Ottoman rule, and later from British governance. It was created with the ambition of supplying all of Jordan’s schools with the necessary books, and later supplying the new administration with the necessary tools for education, knowledge sharing, record-keeping, and general administration.