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The Al-Busaid Dynasty

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1888 - 1913 H.H. Sultan al-Wasik Billah al-Majid Sayyid Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of the Sa’idi State of Muscat and Oman and dependencies, GCIE (15.11.1903). b. at Bombay, India, 4th June 1864, second son of H.H. Sayyid Turki bin Sa’id, Sultan of Muscat and Oman and dependencies, GCSI, by an Ethiopian suri, educ. privately. Governor of Nazwa before his accession. Proclaimed on the death of his father, 5th June 1888. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar old medals (1.1.1903 and 12.12.1911), and the Order of the Praisworthy (Wisam al-Hamudiyeh) 1st class in brilliants of Zanzibar. m. (first) at Muscat, 6th August 1881, H.H. Sayyida Aliya bint Thuwaini Al-Sa’id (b. at Muscat, 18xx; d. there, 20th June 1946), eldest daughter of H.H. Sayyid Thuwaini bin Sa’id, Sultan of Muscat and Oman and dependencies. m. (second) … (d. at Muscat, 15th July 1946), a former African slave. m. (third) at Muscat, 1898, H.H. Sayyida Zayanih bint Ibrahim Al-Sa’id (d. at Muscat, 4th December 1941), daughter of H.E. Sayyid Ibrahim bin Qais Al-Sa’id, sometime Governor of Rustaq. m. (fourth) Sayyida Bashshu (d. at Muscat, 1st June 1930). m. (fifth) Sayyida Sabah (d. 1915). One of these ladies was from the Al-Wahabiya. He d. at Muscat, 4th October 1913, having had issue, twelve sons and twelve daughters:
  • 1) Sayyid Badran bin Faisal Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 1886. He d. there, 12th July 1889.
  • 2) H.H. Sultan al-Wasik Billah al-Majid Sayyid Taimur bin Faisal, Sultan of the Sa’idi State of Muscat and Oman and dependencies (s/o Sayyida Aliya) – see below.
  • 3) H.H. Sayyid Nadir bin Faisal bin Turki Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 1887 (s/o the second wife), educ. privately. Governor of Sumail 1913, Chief Judge 1913-1919, Presdt of the High Court 1919-1920, and Presdt of the Council of Ministers 1920-1924 & 1925-1926. m. (first) a Baluchi lady (d. at Muscat, 25th September 1928). m. (second) at Muscat, 20th November 1910 (nikah) and 30th December 1910 (zifaf), Sayyida Khula bint ‘Ali Al-Sa’id, daughter of Sayyid ‘Ali bin Salim Al-Sa’id. m. (third) at Muscat, 23rd October 1940, a daughter of H.E. Sayyid Hamud bin Hamad Al-Sa’id, sometime Governor of Gwadur. He d. at Muscat, 1971, having had issue:
    • a) Sayyida Muzna bint Nadir Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 17th October 1903.
  • 4) Sayyid Muhammad bin Faisal Al-Sa’id. b. at the Beit al-‘Alam, Muscat, 21st November 1889 (s/o a slave), educ. privately. m. at Muscat, 20th November 1910 (nikah) and 30th December 1910 (zifaf), Sayyida Mahfuza bint ‘Ali Al-Sa’id, daughter of Sayyid ‘Ali bin Salim Al-Sa’id. He d.v.p. in Dhofar, January 1924, having had issue, three sons and fifteen daughters, including:
    • a) Sayyid Hilal bin Muhammad Al-Sa’id. b. ca. 1913, educ. privately. He d. unm. at Muscat, 28th April 1930.
  • 5) H.E. Sayyid Hamad bin Faisal Al-Sa’id. b. at the Beit al-‘Alam, Muscat, 1893, educ. privately. Governor of Sohar 1921-1931, of Muttrah 1931-1933 and 1937-1939, Minister for Internal Affairs 1933-1937. m. at Muscat, 7th October 1927, the former wife of his younger brother Sayyid Salim, and daughter of H.E. Sayyid Saif bin Badr Al-Busaidi al-Ghasham, sometime Governor of Quriyat. He had issue, five sons:
    • a) H.H. Sayyid Sultan bin Hamad Al-Sa’id. State Adviser for Tribal Affairs, Minister for the Interior and Justice. m. H.H. Sayyida Mahfuza bint Ibrahim Al-Sa’id, daughter of Sayyid Ibrahim bin Sa’id Al-Sa’id. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • b) H.H. Sayyid Dhiyab bin Hamad Al-Sa’id. m. at Muscat 1977, …. He had issue:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Hamid bin Dhiyab bin Hamad Al-Sa’id.
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Muadh bin Dhiyab bin Hamad Al-Sa’id.
    • c) H.H. Sayyid Turki bin Hamad Al-Sa’id. He d. young.
    • d) H.H. Sayyid Thuwaini bin Hamad Al-Sa’id. He d. young.
    • e) H.H. Sayyid Barghash bin Hamad Al-Sa’id.
  • 6) H.E. Sayyid Hamud bin Faisal Al-Sa’id. b. at the Beit al-‘Alam, Muscat, 1895 (d/o the Al-Wahabiya lady), educ. privately. Sometime Governor of Birka and of Gwadur. Rcvd: Sultan Khalifa II Silver Jubilee Medal (9.1.1937). m. Sayyida Walyam bint ‘Ali Al-Sa’id (d. 1971), second daughter of Sayyid ‘Ali bin Salim Al-Sa’id. He d. at Zanzibar, 8th March 1949, having had issue, two sons and a daughter:
    • a) Sayyid Hilal bin Hamud bin Faisal Al-Sa’id.
    • b) H.H. Sayyid Saif bin Hamud bin Faisal Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 27th November 1916, educ. MLC Zanzibar 1951-1955. Proprietor and Editor of “Al-Nahda” newspaper in Zanzibar. Rcvd: Sultan Khalifa II Silver Jubilee Medal (9.1.1937). m. (first) at Zanzibar, 1935, Sayyida Raya bint Muhammad Al-Sa’id (b. at Zanzibar, 1917; d. there 1946), daughter of Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Ali Al-Sa’id, by his wife, Sayyida Zena bint ‘Ali  Al-Sa’id, daughter of H.H. Sultan Sayyid ‘Ali II bin Hamud, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies. m. (second) at Zanzibar, 1948, H.H. Sayyida Sharifa bint ‘Abdu’llah Al-Sa’id (b. at Zanzibar, 1931), rcvd: Sultan Khalifa II Silver Jubilee Medal (9.1.1937), youngest daughter of H.H. Sultan Sayyid ‘Abdu’llah bin Khalifa, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies, KBE, CMG, by his wife, H.H. Sayyida Tohfa bint ‘Ali, younger daughter of H.H. Sultan Sayyid ‘Ali II bin Mahmud, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies. He d. at Muscat, April 1971 (or 25th February 1961?), having had issue, five sons and eight daughters:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid ‘Ali bin Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id. b. at Zanzibar,18th November 1937 (s/o Sayyida Raya). Sec-Gen to the Minister of the Royal Diwan, prom to the rank of Minister 2006. m. a lady from the Al-Kindiya clan. He had issue, eight children, including:
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        • (2) H.H. Sayyid Hamud bin ‘Ali bin Saif Al-Sa’id. b. 29th May 1980.
      • ii) H.H. Sayyid Jafar bin Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id. b. at Zanzibar, 15th December 1942 (s/o Sayyida Raya). m. at Portsmouth, Hampshire, 2nd April 1971, Rashida (b. at Winchester, 28th June 1952), née Carol Anne Waters, daughter of Thomas James Waters, by his wife, Joyce Hilda, née Paine. He had issue, nine children, including:
        • (1) H.H. Sayyid Numair bin Jafar bin Saif Al-Sa’id.
        • (1) H.H. Sayyida Hujaija bint Jafar bin Saif Al-Sa’id.
        • (2) H.H. Sayyida Borda bint Jafar bin Saif Al-Sa’id. b. 29th July 1984.
      • iii) H.H. Sayyid Julanda bin Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id. b. at Zanzibar, 30th October 1944 (s/o Sayyida Raya). He had issue, five children, including three sons and a daughter:
        • (1) H.H. Sayyid Azzan bin Julanda bin Saif Al-Sa’id, educ. Sultan Qaboos Univ, Muscat.
        • (2) H.H. Sayyid Nader bin Julanda bin Saif Al-Sa’id. b. 11th October 1971. He d. 9th January 1972.
        • (3) H.H. Sayyid Hilal bin Julanda bin Saif Al-Sa’id.
        • (1) H.H. Sayyida Khula bint Julunda bin Saif Al-Sa’id. Pediatric gastroenterologist.
      • iv) H.H. Sayyid Thuwaini bin Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id. b. at Zanzibar,11th February 1949 (s/o Sayyida Sharifa). Mbr Royal Omani Amateur Radio Soc. m. (first) (div.) H.H. Sayyida Ghaliya bint Salim bin ‘Ali Al-Sa’id, eldest daughter of H.H. Sayyid Salim bin ‘Ali Al-Sa’id, by his first wife. m. (second) Firuzan Bunul. He has issue, two sons and two daughters by his second wife:
        • (1) H.H. Sayyid Hamid bin Thuwaini Al-Sa’id. b. 11th December 1988. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
        • (2) H.H. Sayyid Numaér bin Thuwaini Al-Sa’id. b. 7th February 1992.
        • (1) H.H. Sayyida Thuraya bint Thuwaini Al-Sa’id. b. 25th March 1984.
        • (2) H.H. Sayyida Buthaina bint Thuwaini Al-Sa’id. b. 17th November 1985.
      • v) H.H. Sayyid Turki bin Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id. b. 20th September 1954 (s/o Sayyida Sharifa). m. a lady from the Al-Touqi clan. He had issue, four children, including:
        • (1) H.H. Sayyida Amal bint Turki bin Hamud Al Sa’id.
      • i) H.H. Sayyida Shuruq bint Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id. b. at Zanzibar,16th May 1939 (d/o Sayyida Raya). m. at Zanzibar, 1954, H.H. Sayyid Harub bin ‘Abdu’llah (b. at Zanzibar, 5th May 1936), youngest son of H.H. Sultan Sayyid ‘Abdu’llah bin Khalifa, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies, KBE, CMG, by his wife, H.H. Sayyida Tohfa bint ‘Ali, eldest daughter of H.H. Sultan Sayyid ‘Ali II bin Hamud, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies. She had issue, six sons – see Tanzania (Zanzibar).
      • ii) H.H. Sayyida Mazun bint Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id. b. at Zanzibar, 4th April 1950 (d/o Sayyida Sharifa).
      • iii) H.H. Sayyida Khamfura bint Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id. b. at Zanzibar, 14th October 1951 (d/o Sayyida Sharifa). m. at Portsmouth, Hants, August 1995, Bijan Hosseini.
      • iv) H.H. Sayyida Nawar bint Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id. b. at Zanzibar, 14th March 1953 (d/o Sayyida Sharifa).
      • v) H.H. Sayyida Rim bint Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id. b. at Zanzibar, 23rd November 1955 (d/o Sayyida Sharifa). m. …Collier. She had issue:
      • vi) H.H. Sayyida Judhar bint Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id. b. at Zanzibar, 4th March 1957 (d/o Sayyida Sharifa). m. (first) (div.) Muhammad bin Salim Al-Wardi, son of Salim bin Nasser Al-Wardi, by his wife, Shakha. m. (second) ... Nayler. She has issue, two sons and two daughters by her first husband.
      • vii) H.H. Sayyida Hudham bint Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id. b. at Zanzibar, 27th April 1959 (d/o Sayyida Sharifa), educ. London Univ (BA, Dip HE). Interior designer in Southsea, Hants. MD Who Else’s Design Ltd. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
      • viii) H.H. Sayyida Aliya bint Saif bin Hamud Al-Sa’id [Mudhghar]. b. at Zanzibar, 29th June 1961 (d/o Sayyida Sharifa), educ. Cambridge Univ. Company director and admin superviser in Southsea, Hants. She d.unm. by suicide, while suffering from a serious psychiatric illness, at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, Hants, 5th May 2007.
    • a)  H.H. Sayyida Hakima bint Hamud bin Faisal Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 1920. m. at Zanzibar, 1941, as his second wife, Sayyid Muhammad bin Sa’id Al-Sa’id (b. 1907), eldest son of Sayyid Sa’id bin ‘Ali Al-Sa’id. She d. 9th October 2010, having had issue – see Tanzania (Zanzibar).
  • 7) H.E. Sayyid Salim bin Faisal Al-Sa’id. b. at the Beit al-‘Alam, Muscat, 1897, educ. privately. Governor of Gwadur 1915-1918, joined Muscat Levy Corps 1920, prom. Jemadar 1921, transf. Muscat Inf. 1923, prom. Subadar 1924, resig. 1925.  m. (div. 1927) Sayyida … bint Saif Al-Busaidiyah al-Ghasham (m. second, 7th October 1927, her brother-in-law, Sayyid Hamad bin Faisal – see above), daughter of H.E. Sayyid Saif bin Badr Al-Busaidi al-Ghasham, sometime Governor of Quriyat. He d.s.p. 19xx.
  • 8) H.E. Sayyid ‘Ali bin Faisal Al-Sa’id. b. at the Beit al-‘Alam, Muscat, 1899, educ. privately. Sec. to the Council of Ministers 1920-1928. He d. in India 1970, having had issue:
    • a) H.H. Sayyid Faisal bin ‘Ali bin Faisal Al-Sa’id, GBE (c 16.3.1982). b. at Muscat, 1927, educ. Al-Sa’idiya Sch., Teacher at Al-Sa’idiya Sch., Sec. Dept. of External Affairs 1954-1956, lived abroad in Cairo, Beirut, Damascus and Paris 1956-1970, Dir Education Dept 1970-1971, Minister for Economic Affairs 1971-1972, Chargé d’Affaires MFA 1972, Ambassador to the USA and Permanent Rep. at the UN 1972-1973, Minister for Education 1974-1976, National Heritage 1976, and Culture 1979, Adviser for Heritage Affairs. Chair Omani Football Assoc 1976-1983. Rcvd: GC of the Orders of Merit of Spain, National Merit of France, etc. He d. at Muscat, 29th January 2003.
  • 9) H.E. Sayyid Malik bin Faisal Al-Sa’id. b. 1901, educ. privately. Sec Council of Ministers 1928-1930, Governor of Khasab 1930. He d. at Mascat, 1971, having had issue, a daughter:
    • a) H.H. Sayyida Nawwar bint Malik Al-Sa’id. She d. unm. at Shiraz, Iran, 1974. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
  • 10) H.H. Sayyid Shihab bin Faisal Al-Sa’id. b. at the Beit al-‘Alam, Muscat, 1902 (s/o Sayyida Aliya), educ. privately. Sultan’s Deputy 1924, 1935-1936 and 1937-1938, Governor of Sur 1928-1930, and Barka 1930-1935, Minister for External Affairs 1939-1945, Wakil and Governor of Muscat 1945-1970. He d. at Muscat, 1975, having had issue, a son and a daughter:
    • a) H.H. Sayyid Thuwaini bin Shihab Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 1924, educ. Sa’idiyyah Sch, Muscat, in Baghdad, Iraq, and in Bahrain. Teacher at Sa’idiyyah Sch 1941-1945, Headmaster Sa’idiyyah Sch 1945-1948, Clerk in the Sultan’s Office 1948-1955, attached to the Omani Military Forces and served at Ibri, Fahud and Nizwa1955-1956, Deputy Governor of Muscat 1956-1970, Governor of Muscat 1970-1979, Personal Advisor to the Sultan 1971-1972, Mbr Supreme Council for Economic Planning & Dvpt 1972, Chair Interim Planning Council 1972, Mbr Council of Ministers and Personal Representative of the Sultan 1985-2010. Chair Higher Cttee for National Day Celebrations. Presdt Tender Brd 1973, National Org for Scouts & Guides 1976-2010, and Ghallah Wentworth Golf Club 1982-1989. Hon Chair Oman Japan Friendship Assoc (OJFA) 1974-2010. Mbr Financial Affairs & Energy Resources Council, Royal Omani Amateur Radio Soc, etc. Rcvd: GC of the Order of the Rising Sun of Japan (1992). m. Zeana. He d. 27th June 2010, having had issue, six children, including three sons and two daughters:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Hamad bin Thuwaini bin Shihab Al-Sa’id. Sec-Gen of the Office of the Personal Representative of HM the Sultan 2006.
      • ii) H.H. Sayyid Harib bin Thuwaini bin Shihab Al-Sa’id. Asst Sec-Gen of the Council of Ministers for Conferences 2007.
      • iii) H.H. Sayyid Muhammad bin Thuwaini bin Shihab Al-Sa’id.
      • i) H.H. Sayyida Aliya bint Thuwaini bin Shihab Al Sa’id. Hon Presdt & Patron Al Noor Assoc for the Blind since 2007. Presdt Oman Hereditary Blood Disorder Assoc. Patron Women in Business Conference 2007 and 2008. Dir The Chedi Hotel since 2006. m. and has issue.
      • ii) H.H. Sayyida Thuraya bint Thuwaini bin Shihab Al-Sa’id. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • a) H.H. Sayyida Da’ad bint Shihab Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 1950, educ. privately. Presdt Omani Women’s Assoc.
  • 11) H.H. Sayyid Abbas bin Faisal Al-Sa’id. b. posthumously at the Beit al-‘Alam, Muscat, 13th November 1913 (s/o Sabah), educ. privately. Dir Public Health Dept 1941-1944, Presdt Muscat Municipality, Ambassador to India 1972-1973. Presdt Ghallah Wentworth Golf Club 1980-1982. m. (first) at Muscat, 1931 H.H. Sayyida Nura bint Muhammad Al-Sa’id, daughter of Sayyid Muhammad bin Turki Al-Sa’id. m. (second) Raqiqa (d. three months after her marriage). He d. 1989, having had issue, five sons and one daughter:
    • a) H.H. Sayyid Thuwainy bin Abbas Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx (s/o Sayyida Nura). He d. young.
    • b) H.H. Sayyid ‘Abdu’l-Wahab bin Abbas Al-Sa’id.
    • c) H.H. Sayyid Muhammad bin Abbas Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx (s/o Sayyida Nura). m. at Muscat, 19xx, H.H. Sayyida Walyam bint Saud Al-Sa’id, daughter of Sayyid Saud bin Muhammad Al-Sa’id. He has issue three sons and three daughters:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Mahmud bin Muhammad Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx.
      • ii) H.H. Sayyid Nadir bin Muhammad Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx.
      • iii) H.H. Sayyid Mutassim bin Muhammad Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 1977.
      • i) H.H. Sayyida Sabah bint Muhammad Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx.
      • ii) H.H. Sayyida Raima bint Muhammad Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx.
      • iii) H.H. Sayyida Hodham bint Muhammad Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx.
    • d) H.H. Sayyid ‘Abdu’l-Rauf bin Abbas Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx (s/o Sayyida Nura). m. at Muscat, 19xx, H.H. Sayyida Shuruq bin Sa’id Al-Sa’id, daughter of Sayyid Saud bin Muhammad Al-Sa’id. He has issue:
      • i) H.H. Sayyid Faisal bin ‘Abdu’l-Rauf Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx.
      • ii) H.H. Sayyid Malik bin ‘Abdu’l-Rauf Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx.
      • iii) H.H. Sayyid Khalid bin ‘Abdu’l-Rauf Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
      • i) H.H. Sayyida Shireen bint ‘Abdu’l-Rauf Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx.
    • e) H.H. Sayyid ‘Umar bin Abbas Al-Sa’id. b. at Muscat, 19xx. m. at Muscat, 19xx, H.H. Sayyida Shireen bint Ahmad Al-Sa’id, daughter of Sayyid Ahmad bin Thabit Al-Busaidi, by his wife, Sayyida ‘Aliya bint Farid Al-Sa’id, daughter of Sayyid Farid bin ‘Ali Al-Sa’id, of Zanzibar.
    • a) H.H. Sayyida Sabah bint Abbas Al-Sa’id. She accidentally drowned in a reservoir in her father’s garden at the age of three years.
  • 12) Sayyid Matar bin Faisal Al-Sa’id. Mentioned in allowance list 1930 (illegit?).
  • 1) Sayyida … bint Faisal Al-Sa’id. m. at Chukwani Palace, Zanzibar, 1902 (div. and remarried 1904), H.H. Sultan Sayyid ‘Ali II bin Hamud, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies (b. at Zanzibar, 7th June 1884; d. at Paris, 20th December 1918, bur. there at Père Lachaise Muslim Cemetery), eldest son of H.H. Sultan Sayyid Hamud bin Muhammad, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies, GCSI, by his wife, Sayyida Khanfora bint Majid Al-Sa’id, daughter of H.H. Sultan Sayyid Majid bin Sa’id, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies. She had issue, two sons and two daughters – see Zanzibar.
  • 2) Sayyida Burda bint Faisal Al-Sa’id.
  • 3) Sayyida Rahma bint Faisal Al-Sa’id.
  • 4) Sayyida Ruma bint Faisal Al-Sa’id.
  • 5) Sayyida Taimura bint Faisal Al-Sa’id. She d. unm. at Muscat, 1976.
  • 6) Sayyida Aliya bint Faisal Al-Sa’id.
  • 7) Sayyida Walyam bint Faisal Al-Sa’id. She d. unm. at Muscat.
  • 8) Sayyida Shatu’ bint Faisal Al-Sa’id. m. at Muscat, 6th September 1915, H.H. Sayyid Dhiyab bin Fahad bin Turki Al-Sa’id (b. at Muscat, 1893; d. at Bobigny Hospital, Paris, France, 30th January 1945), sometime Mbr Council of State, only son of Sayyid Fahad bin Turki Al-Sa’id, by his wife, Sayyida Sharifa bint Barghash Al-Sa’id, daughter of H.H. Sultan Sayyid Barghash bin Sa’id, Sultan of Zanzibar and its dependencies, GCMG. She d. 27th February 1949, having had issue, two sons – see above.
  • 9) Sayyida Saraya bint Faisal Al-Sa’id.
  • 10) Sayyida Taimura bint Faisal Al-Sa’id.
  • 11) Sayyida Shirin bint Faisal Al-Sa’id. She d. unm. at Muscat, 25th September 1926.
  • 12) Sayyida Shuruqa bint Faisal Al-Sa’id. She d. unm. from consumption at Muscat, 14th March 1929.
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