His Majesty the King’s Flag
This flag represents His Majesty the King, according to the Official Gazette’s 217th issue, dated 1 December 1929. It has been the Flag of His Majesty the King since 25 May 1946. The Gazette also included the regulations for the Flag of His Royal Highness the Prince.
The regulations in the Official Gazette were as follows:
“The Flag (banner) of His Royal Highness the Prince shall be in the following shape and dimensions: its length shall be twice its width. The flag of Transjordan, as described in the Basic Law, shall be placed in its centre, resized to a third of the Prince’s flag and placed within a white oblong towards which 24 rays extend along its circumference.
The length of each of the four rays in the corners of the flag shall be one-seventh of the flag’s length, while their width shall be one-seventh of its width. The upper borders of the upper rays and the lower borders of lower rays shall be part of the connecting line to the central flag’s corners.
Five rays shall be placed between each corner, and their length will be one-seventh of the flag’s length, while their width shall be one-seventh of the flag’s width.
The internal bases of the four rays in the corner shall be equal to three-fourteenth of the width of the central flag, while the five rays at the two edges of the flag shall be equal to one-seventh of the width of the central flag.
The five upper rays and the five lower ones between the ones in the corner shall be one-fifth of the length of the central flag.
The colours of the rays, starting from the upper corner at the hoist shall be black, followed by white, then green then white, then red, repeating at this pattern.”
The heptagram has been present in the Jordanian flag since 1922. It was also added to the flags of the Syrian and Iraqi kingdoms to add historical and pan-Arabist significance. The heptagram symbolises the seven verses of Surat Al Fatiha, the opening chapter of the Quran, signifying monotheism, the sublimity of humanity, nationalism, humility, social justice, honesty and achieving goals and aspirations.