|Date of birth||18 September 1935|
|Place of birth||Kafr Sha'ar, Mandatory Palestine|
|Party represented in Knesset|
Born in Kafr Sha'ar during the Mandate era, Faris attended high school in Kafr Yasif, before studying Middle Eastern studies and Arabic literature at the University of Haifa, earning a BA. During his youth he was a member of the Arab Pioneers movement and a member of the board of Hashomer Hatzair.
He went on to join Mapam, and became chief editor of the party's Arabic journal. In 1988 he was elected to the Knesset on the party's list, and became a member of the Education and Culture Committee and the Committee for the Appointment of Qadis. He lost his seat in the 1992 elections shortly after Mapam merged into Meretz.
Faris has also been a member of the board of the Teachers Union, and Chairman of the Committee Against Racism and for Co-existence in the Western Galilee.