A few Masonic Lodges were operative in Iraq, mainly in Baghdad and Basra, under the Constitution of the United Grand Lodge of England. Prince Abdul Ilahh (acting king of Iraq) was the District Grand Master. Lodges operated in English and Arabic, and membership diversity was abundant in Iraq Masonic Lodges. Brethren from all dominations actively participated, including Jews, Muslims, Christians, Britons, Indians, Assyrians, Armenians, merchants as well as local high ranked civil servants. Freemasonry was abolished and outlawed under the regime of Abdul Karim Kassam 1958.
Photos below are from the 1930s for lodges in Baghdad and Basra.
Source: W. Bro. Yossef Kivity, PM Reuven Lodge 1 Haifa ISRAEL.
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