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The Alawi Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1912 - 1927 His Sharifian Majesty Mulay Yusuf bin Hasan, Sultan of Morocco, Sultan of Fez, Tafilalt, Marrakesh and Sus, Amir al-Mu'minin, GCMG (12.1.1917). b. at Meknes, 1882, fifth son of His Sharifian Majesty Sultan ‘Abu ‘Ali Mulay Hasan I bin Muhammad, Sultan of Morocco, Sultan of Fez, Tafilalt, Marrakesh and Sus, Amir al-Mu'minin, by his fifth wife, Lalla Ruqiya, a Turkish lady from Constantinople, educ. privately. Proclaimed on the abdication of his elder half-brother, 12th August 1912. Enthroned at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 17th August 1912. Established his capital permanently at Rabat. Founded the Sharifian Order of Alawi (Wissam al-'Awi al-Sharifiya) in five classes on 11th January 1913. Inaugurated the Paris Mosque, July 1926. Rcvd: the Order of Blood (Nishan ud-Dam) of Tunisia, GC of the Orders of the Legion of Honour of France (17.8.1912), SS Maurice & Lazarus of Italy, Crown of Belgium, Isabela the Catholic of Spain, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, etc. m. before 1908, Lalla Ya’aqut (d. at Fez, 1st September 1953). He d. at the Dar al-Makhzin, Fez, 17th November 1927 (bur. there at the Mosque of Si ‘Abdu’llah), having had issue, four sons and two daughters:
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1927 - 1953 His Sharifian Majesty Sultan Sidi Muhammad V bin Yusuf, Sultan of Morocco, Sultan of Fez, Tafilalt, Marrakesh and Sus, Amir al-Mu'minin (first time) - see below.
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1953 - 1955 His Sharifian Majesty Sultan Sidi Muhammad VI bin Arafa, Sultan of Morocco, Sultan of Fez, Tafilalt, Marrakesh and Sus, and Amir al-Mu’minin. b. at Fez, 1889, son of H.H. Mulay Arafa bin Muhammad, sometime Khalifa of Fez, by his second wife, Lalla Nufissa bint Glawi, from the al-Glaoui family, educ. privately. Proclaimed as Imam at Marrakesh 15th August 1953. Proclaimed by the French authorities as Sultan of Morocco, Sultan of Fez, Tafilalt, Marrakesh and Sus, and Amir al-Mu'minin after they had deposd and exiled his cousin Muhammad V, 21st August 1953. Enthroned at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 10th December 1953. Opposed by almost all sections of Moroccan society, particularly the nationalist elements loyal to the legitimate Sultan. Faced with a wave of strikes, rebellions and increasingly violent outbursts, he retired to the international enclave at Tangiers, 1st October and abdicated there 30th October 1955. Thereafter resided in exile, principally in France. Rcvd: GC of the Order of the  Legion of Honour of France (10.12.1953), etc. m. H.H. Lalla Hania bint Tahar, elder daughter of H.H. Mulay Muhammad al-Tahar bin Hassan. He d. at Nice, France, 17th July 1976, having had issue, two sons and three daughters, including:
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