Forgotten Histories | HH Sayyid Majid bin Hamoud Al-Said

Al-Said Dynasty Crest

 The forgotten Prince – HH Sayyid, Majid bin Hamoud bin Mohammed Al-Said

HH Sayyid Majid bin Hamoud bin Mohammed bin Said bin Sultan bin Ahmed bin Said Al-Said of Oman and Zanzibar.

Majid bin Hamoud was the younger brother of HM Sultan Ali bin Hamoud Al-Said.

Majid took two wives, fathering 11 children.

He is credited with assisting to forge local peace treaties between the Omani Empire, Ottoman Empire and Persian Empire in the Gulf.

The youngest of his sons, HH Sayyid Sahibzada, Sulayman bin Majid bin Hamoud Al-Said was awarded his own Sanjak (Principality) within the latter days of the Ottoman Empire. He ruled the district long after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in the 1920s.

Sulayman bin Majid took two wives, one of Pashtun nobility and the other from the Ottoman Empire’s western reaches.

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Caleb Simmons
Caleb Simmons | Journalist Since: 2003 | New York - Abu Dhabi - London - Barcelona