MOROCCO

The Alawi Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1927-1953 and 1955-1961 H.M. Sidi Muhammad V, King of Morocco, and Amir al-Mu’minin. b. at Fez, 10th August 1909, third son of His Sharifian Majesty Sultan Mulay Yusuf bin Hassan, Sultan of Morocco, Sultan of Fez, Tafilalt, Marrakesh and Sus, Amir al-Mu’minin, GCMG, by his wife, Lalla Ya’aqut, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father as Sultan of Morocco, Sultan of Fez, Tafilalt, Marrakesh and Sus, and Amir al-Mu’minin, 17th November 1927. Enthroned at Rabat, 18th November 1927. Deposed by the French and exiled to Corsica and Madagascar 20th August 1953. Restored 16th November 1955. Proclaimed the independence of Morocco, 20th March 1956 and assumed the title of King, 14th August 1957. Assumed the office of Prime Minister 1960-1961. Hon. Dr. honoris causa (Univ. of Bordeaux 1950, Georgetown 1957, Univ. of the Lebanon 1960, Al Azhar Univ., Cairo 1960). Rcvd: the Order of Blood (Nishan ud-Dam) of Tunisia, Grand Collar of the Orders of the Yoke & Arrows of Spain (4.4.1956), and Idris I of Libya, the Collar of the Orders of Hussein ibn ‘Ali of the Jordan (21.4.1960), and the Nile of the Republic of Egypt (13.1.1960), the Grand Order of the Hashimites of Iraq (25.5.1956), GC of the Orders of the Legion of Honour of France (18.11.1927), Merit of the Lebanon special class (4.1.1960), and Omyyad of Syria (1960), the King Abdul Aziz Decoration of Saudi Arabia (1960), Companion of the Liberation of France (16.6.1945), Chief Cdr of the Legion of Merit of the USA (1945), etc. m. (first) at Marrakesh, 27th October 1926, H.H. Lalla Abla bint Tahar [Um Sidi] (d. at Rabat, 1st March 1992, bur. there at the Muhammad V Mausoleum), younger daughter of H.H. Mulay Muhammad al-Tahar bin Hassan. m. (second) a daughter of Mamoun. m. (third) Lalla Bahia (d. at the Royal Palace, Rabat, 3rd September 2008, bur. there at the Muhammad V Mausoleum), a lady from a wealthy Berber family. He d. at Rabat, 16th February 1961 (bur. there at the Muhammad V Mausoleum), having had issue, two sons and four daughters:
  • 1) H.M. Hassan II, King of Morocco (s/o Lalla Abla) - see below.
  • 2) H.R.H. Prince Mulay ‘Abdu’llah, KCVO (27.10.1980). b. at the Dar al-Makhzin, 30th July 1935 (s/o Lalla Abla), educ. Royal Coll, Rabat, École des Roches, Normandy, Lycée Louis-le-Grand, and the Univ of the Sorbonne, Paris, France. Special-Representative of the King 1972-1974. Rcvd: GC of the Orders of the Throne of Morocco (1963), Legion of Honour of France (1963), etc. m. at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 9th November 1961, H.R.H. Princess Lalla Lamia (b. at Beirut, Lebanon, 1937), Presdt Alawite Organization for the Blind (OAPAM), etc., youngest daughter of H.E. Riad as-Solh Bey, sometime Prime Minister of the Lebanon, by his wife, Faiza Khanum, from the al-Jabri family of Aleppo. He d. form liver failure, at the Royal Palace, Rabat, 20th December 1983 (bur. there at the Muhammad V Mausoleum), having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
    • a) H.H. Prince Mulay Hisham bin ‘Abdu’llah. b. at Rabat, 11th March 1964, educ. Royal Coll and the American Sch, Rabat, and at Univs of Princeton, New Jersey, and Stanford, California, USA. Founder of the Institute for the Trans-regional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia at Princeton University in 1994. UN Observer for elections in Palestine 1997 and Nigeria 1999, UN Principal Political Ofcr. for Human Rights & Minorities in Kosovo 2000. Accomplished horseman, huntsman and former international show jumper. Settled in New Jersey, USA, January 2002. Rcvd: GO of the Order of the Infant Dom Henrique of Portugal (21.10.1993). m. 1995, Lalla Malika Benabdelali. He has issue, two daughters:
      • i) Sharifa  Lalla Faiza bint Hisham [Faizah Alaoui]. b. 26th June 1996, educ. Stuart Country Day Sch, Princeton, New Jersey, and Yale Univ, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
      • ii) Sharifa Lalla Hajar bint Hisham [Haajar Alaoui]. b. ca. 27th September 1999, educ. Stuart Country Day Sch, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
    • b) H.H. Prince Mulay Ismail [Smail] bin ‘Abdu’llah. b. at Beirut, Lebanon, 7th May 1981, educ. Royal Coll, Rabat, RMA Sandhurst, Cambrley, Surrey, and Al-Akhawayn Univ, Ifrane, Morocco (dipl. Business Admin. 2006). Hon Presdt ‘Hand in Hand’ Assoc. m. at the Royal Palace, Rabat, 25th September 2009, Lalla Anissa Lehmkuhl, educ. Al-Akhawayn Univ, Ifrane, Morocco, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Omar Lehmkuhl, sometime Military Attaché at the German Embassy in Rabat, by his wife, Amina, both German converts to Islam. He has issue, one son and three daughters:
      • i) Sharif Mulay ‘Abdu’llah Alaoui. b. at Rabat, 17th May 2010.
      • i) Sharifa Lalla Aisha Alaoui. b. at Rabat, 9th October 2011.
      • ii) Sharifa Lalla Hala Alaoui. b. at Rabat, 17th November 2013.
      • iii) Sharifa Lalla Anissa bint Ismail Alaoui. b. at Rabat, 3rd February 2018.
    • a) H.H. Princess Lalla Zainab bint ‘Abdu’llah. b. 1971. m. Sidi Muhammad Benslimane [Mohamed Ben Slimane], educ. Royal Coll and the Univ Muhammad V, Rabat, and the Inst des Etudes Politiques de Paris, France (dipl. Finance & Econ 1988), Dir Investment Banking & Finance Projects at Crédit Industriel & Commercial (CIC) in Paris 1988-1995, Dir Mediholding S.A. and Lone Star Energy since 1999, Dir-Gen ICOZ, son of Mulay Taufiq Benslimane, and grandson of H.E. Mulay Fatmi Benslimane, the famous Pasha of Fez. She has issue, two daughters, including the eldest daughter:
      • i) Lalla Abla Benslimane. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
  • 1) H.R.H. Princess Lalla Fatima az-Zahra. b. at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 29th June 1929 (d/o the second wife), educ. privately. Rcvd: GC of the Order of the Throne of Morocco. m. at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 16th August 1961, H.H. Prince Mulay ‘Ali (b. at Marrakesh, 1924; d. 1988), sometime Ambassador to France, son of her paternal uncle, H.R.H. Prince Mulay Idris bin Yusuf, sometime Khalifa of Marrakesh. She d. at Tetouan, 11th August 2014 (bur. Moulay El Hassan Mausoleum, Rabat), having had issue, two sons and one daughter - see above.
  • 2) H.R.H. Princess Lalla Aisha, DCVO (27.10.1980). b. at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 17th June 1930 (d/o Lalla Abla), educ. privately. Ambassador at the Court of St James’s 1965-1969, and to Italy and Greece 1969-1973, Presdt Entraide Nationale, and Moroccan Red Crescent Soc 195x-1967, Hon Presdt National Union of Moroccan Women 1969-2011. Hon Colonel Syrian Army 1957. Rcvd: GC of the Orders of the Throne of Morocco (1963), and Merit of the Republic of Italy (1.7.1970). m. (first) at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 16th August 1961 (div. 1972) Hassan al-Yaqoubi [Hassan Al Yaacoubi] (b. 1934; d. at Rabat, 7th April 2015, bur. there at Achouhada Cemetery), son of ‘Abdu’l Aziz al-Yaqoubi, by whom she had issue, two daughters (see below). m. (second) at Rabat, August 1972, as his third wife, H.H. Prince Mulay Hassan bin al-Mahdi (b. at Fez, 14th August 1912; d. at Rabat, 1st November 1984), third son of H.H. Mulay Muhammad al-Mahdi bin Ismail, Khalifa of Tetuan, by whom she had further issue (see above). She d. at Rabat, 4th September 2011 (bur. there at Moulay El Hassan Mausoleum), having had issue, two daughters by her first husband:
    • a) Lalla Zubaida al-Yaqubi [Zoubida El Yacoubi]. Vice-Consul at New York 1985. Adstr Soc Auto Hall.
    • b) Lalla Nufissa al-Yaqubi [Noufissa El Yacoubi]. Vice-Consul at New York 1986. Adstr Soc Auto Hall.
  • 3) H.R.H. Princess Lalla Malika. b. at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 14th March 1933 (d/o Lalla Abla), educ. privately. Hon Presdt Moroccan Red Crescent 1967-2021. Rcvd: GC of the Order of the Throne of Morocco. m. at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 16th August 1961, Lieutenant-General H.E. Sharif Mulay Muhammad Cherkaoui (b. at Bejad, Beni Mellal-Khenifra, 1921; d. at Rabat, 25th September 2002, bur. there), educ. Univ of Bordeaux, France (Lic. Law), Dir “La Voix Nationale” 1943-1944, Minister of State responsible for independence negotiations with France and Spain 1955-1956, Minister for PTT 1970-1961, Ambassador to France 1961-1964, Presdt Permanent Consultative Cttee of the Maghreb 1964, Minister for Finan ce& the National Economy 1964-1965, for Development 1965-1966, Foreign Affairs 1966-1967, & National Defence 1967, Presdt Afro-Asian Economic Co-operation, son of H.E. Sharif Mulay ‘Abdu’llah al-Cherkaoui. She d. at Rabat, 28th September 2021, had issue, three sons and a daughter:
    • a) Sharif Mulay Sulaiman [Slimane] Cherkaoui. Adstr Soc Auto Hall. m. at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 21st March 2002 (nikah), Lalla Hind Hrida. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • b) Sharif Mulay Omar Cherkaoui. Former officer, now Adviser to HM the King. Adstr Soc Auto Hall. m. and has issue.
    • c) Sharif Mulay Al-Mahdi Cherkaoui.
    • a) Sharifa Lalla Rabia Cherkaoui.
  • 4) H.R.H. Princess Lalla Nuzha. b. at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 29th October 1940 (d/o Lalla Abla), educ. privately. Rcvd: GC of the Order of the Throne of Morocco. m. at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 29th October 1964, H.E. Ahmad Osman, GCMG, GBE (b. at Oujda, 3rd January 1930), Sec-Gen. Ministry of National Defence 1959-1961, Ambassador to FR of Germany 1961-1962, and the USA 1967-1972, Under Sec Ministry of Mines & Industry 1962-1964, Presdt. Moroccan General Navigation Co. 1964-1967, Prime Minister 1972-1979, Presdt. National Rally of Independence (RNI) since 1977, Presdt. of the National Assembly 1984-1992, rcvd: GC of the Orders of the Throne and Independence of Morocco, Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (1962), etc., son of Muhammad Osman, by his wife Sofia, née Malti. She d. in a car crash near Tetuan, 2nd September 1977, having had issue, an only son:
    • a) Mulay Nawfal Osman.
  • 5) H.R.H. Princess Lalla Amina. b. at Antsirabé, Madagascar, 14th April 1954 (d/o Lalla Bahia), educ. Royal Coll, and the Univ of Rabat. Presdt Moroccan Child Protection League 1957-2011 (appointed at the age of three years), the Moroccan Motherhood Org, and the Royal Moroccan Equestrian Sports Fed (FRMSE) 1999-2011. Hon Presdt Hadaf Assoc. Chair Organising Cttee of the Horse Week Festival, Moroccan Assoc of Promoting the Arts for the Disabled, and Special Olympics Middle East-North Africa (MENA) IAC 2006-2008. Hon Chair Special Olympics Morocco 1995-2011. Patron Moroccan Promising Arts Assoc, Institut SAR Lalla Amina, Ecole Lalla Amina, Lycée Lalla Amina (Meknès), Maison d’Enfants Lalla Amina (Taroudannt), etc. General Referee National Hurdles Competition. Head Coach to the Moroccan National Equestrian Team. Mbr Special Olympics International Brd 2008-2011. Hon Mbr Ctte of the Global Movement of Mothers, etc. Rcvd: GC of the Order of the Throne of Morocco, GO of the Order of Muhammadi (2007), etc. m. at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, 30th March 1973, Sharif Mulay Idris Al-Wazani [Driss El Ouazzani] (b. 10th November 1942; d. at a hospital in Paris, France, 30th July 1999), educ. at the Faculty of Law and the Inst des Sciences Politiques (dipl.), Paris, France, sometime Attache at the Royal Court in Rabat, and Presdt Royal Moroccan Equestrian Sports Fed. She d. after an illness lasting several months, at the Royal Palace, Rabat, 16th August 2012 (bur. there at the Mulay Al-Hassan Mausoleum), had issue, an only daughter:
    • a) Sharifa Lalla Sumaya Al-Wazani [Soumaya El Ouazzani]. Dir of Ops for Atlas Pro Tour. Counsellor Assoc du Trophée Hassan II. Team Captain Royal Golf Dar Es-Salam (RGDES). Mbr Royal Moroccan Golf Fed, Royal Golf de Mohammedia, International Golf Club de Paris, etc. m. 26th January 2000, Karim Tazi (b. at Fes), educ. Lycee Descartes, Rabat, ESCP Europe, Paris, France, Univ of Pittsburgh (MSc 1987), Pennsylvania, USA, and Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris, France, pilot with Royal Air Maroc (RAM) since 1993. She has issue:
      • i) Mulay Amin Tazi.
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