Ameen Rihani Organization
"Ameen Rihani was to the Arab nation what Tagore was to the Indians, and what Emerson and Thoreau were to the United States of America."
Zaki Najib Mahmoud, 1980
.: Honors and Recognitions

Rihani was honored on numerous occasions during his life by dignitaries, diplomats, men of letters, and friends. After his death, several commemorations were established in his memory. The list below, although not all inclusive, highlights these recognitions.

Honors
  • Honored by the Pleiades Club in New York, in 1904
  • Honored by literary figures in Cairo, in 1922
  • Honored as a Life Member by the Italian Cultural Garden of New York, in 1935
  • Decorated with the Lebanese Gold Medal in 1940
  • Decorated with the Iranian Order of Merit for Learning in 1940
  • Decorated with the Moroccan Order of Merit for Learning in 1940
  • Was bestowed upon the title of Prince, by King Hussein I in 1922
Rihani by Woolf
Rihani by S. J. Woolf



In His Memory
  • Bust display at the UNESCO grounds in Beirut - 1965
  • Street named after him in Beirut
  • Portrait display at the Lebanese National Public Library in Beirut, Lebanon - 1941
  • Main street in his home town of Freike, Lebanon named after him - 1988
  • Street named after him in Aleppo, Syria
  • Street named after him in Homs, Syria
  • Street named after him in Irbid, Jordan
  • School named after him in Lebanon - 1954
  • School named after him in Syria
  • Commemorative stamp issued by the Lebanese government in memory of the 25th anniversary of his death - 1965
  • Street named after him in Tunis, Tunisia