Masoud Muhamad Jalizada was a Kurdish thinker, writer, intellectual, and a known personality.
He was born in 1919 in the city of Koya, Southern Kurdistan. He came from a religious, literary, and educated family.
He started elementary school in 1926 in Koya, and completed middle and high school in Erbil in 1940. He studied Law in Baghdad university and graduated in 1945 to become a lawyer.
While in Law school, he was a friend and classmate with the talented Kurdish poet and writer (Dildar). Together they would often participate in many meetings and gatherings, discussing social, philosphical, and economical topics relating to the period.
Masoud Muhamad went on to take upon many responsibilities such as: representative of Koya city in the Iraqi Parliament in 1953 and 1954, after the Iraqi revolution of 1958 he became member of the Iraqi Agricultural Reform Committee where he helped write many laws relating to agriculture and irrigation, which were released on #30-09-1958# under the Agricultural Improvement in the Iraqi Republic act. He also held many other important positions in Baghdad during his career.
After the Kurdish revolution of spring of 1991 he returned to Kurdistan, where he resided for the remainder of his life.
Masoud Muhammad was a great Kurdish intellectual and thinker, he had read all the works of Karl Marx and Hegel which lead to him having an open mind and evaluated the social norms and expressed his feelings and thoughts frankly in his writings.
He passed away in Erbil in Rizgari hospital on #01-04-2002#,and he was buried on #02-04-2002# in Koya next to his father.