THE MALDIVE ISLANDS

The Devadhu Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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Muhammad al-Kabir Fadiyaru Thakuru'fa'anu, of Addu Atoll. He had issue, a son:
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1692 - 1701 H.H. Sultan Al-Ghazi Muhammad II ibnu Haji 'Ali Thukkala Radunai Svasti Sirimata Maha Sri Kula Ranmani Audana Kirti Kathiri Buwana Maha Radun, Sultan of Land and Sea, Lord of the twelve-thousand islands and Sultan of the Maldives, son of Al-Amir Haji 'Ali Thukkala Ma'afai Kilege bin Muhammad al-Kabir Fadiyaru Thakuru'fa'anu, of Addu Atoll, by his wife, Kakuni Dio, of Davaddu Island, Huvadu Atoll, educ. privately. He served as a vizier and was styled Devadhu Muhammad Fandiyaru Rasefa'anu before his accession. Proclaimed Sultan after the eviction of Maryam Kabafa'anu from the palace of her late husband Sultan Muhammad Shams ud-din, 5th November 1692 n.s. He took a great interest in scholarship and learning, reduced taxation, forbade certain inhumane punishments, restored the mosques and assisted those in debt. m. (first) H.H. Sanfa'a Kanba'a Khadija Kabafa'anu Rani Kilege (d. at Malé, 1697, bur. there near the Friday Mosque), elder daughter of Al-Amir Ibrahim Shahbandaru Kilege of Isdu. m. (second) at Malé, 1693, Maryam Kabafa'anu (k. by 'Ali Shahbandaru, during her confinement, at Malé, 25th January 1701), widow of H.H. Sultan Sayyid Muhammad Shams ud-din al-Hamawi and former wife of Grand Vizier 'Ali Funadhu Khatib Thakurufa'anu and H.H. Sultan Muhammad Muhi ud-din ul-Adil, daughter of the Velana Thakurufa'anu of Fenfuri. m. (third) 1697, Sanfa'a Bifa'anu (d. at Malé, 14th October 1702, bur. there at the Dolidan Miskiy Cemetery), daughter of the Vizier Haji Husain Handegiri Kilege Thakurufa'anu. He d. from an illness, at Malé, 16th January 1701 n.s. (bur. there beside his first wife, on the western side of the Hukuru Miskiy).
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