Rulers: Yemen

States of the Aden protectorates


States of the Western Aden Protectorate


`Alawi

       1839                `Alawi Sheikhdom

Sheikhs
- al-`Alawi dynasty, Ahl `Ali line -
       1839 -        18..  Hilal ibn ShaŽif
       18.. -        18..  ...
       18.. -    Mar 1875  ShaŽif ibn ShaŽif
       1875 -        1892  Sa`id ibn Salih
       1892 -    Apr 1898  ShaŽif ibn Sa`id
       1898                al-Husayn ibn Salih
       1898 -    Jul 1920  `Ali ibn Nasir
       1920 -        1925  `Abd al-Nabi ibn `Ali
       1925 -        1940  Muhsin
       1940 - 28 Aug 1967  Salih ibn Sayil

`Aqrabi

       17..                `Aqrabi Sheikhdom

Sheikhs
- al-`Aqrabi dynasty -
       1770 -        1833  al-Mahdi ibn `Ali
       1833 -        1858  Haydara ibn al-Mahdi
       1858 -  8 Mar 1905  `Abd Allah ibn Haydara
       1905 -        1940  al-Fadl ibn `Abd Allah
       1940 -        1957  Muhammad ibn al-Fadl
       1957 - 28 Aug 1967  Mahmud ibn Muhammad

`Awdhali

        ...                al-`Awdhali Sheikhdom

Sheikhs
- al-`Awdhali Ibn al-`Awsaji dynasty -
      *1902 -    Sep 1928  al-Qasim ibn Hamid al-Ghabir
       1928 -    Sep 1967  Salih ibn al-Husayn ibn Ja`bil

Lower `Awlaqi

       17..                Lower `Awlaqi Sultanate

Sultans
- al-`Awlaqi dynasty, Ahl `Ali lineage -
        ... -         ...  `Ali ibn Munassar
        ... -         ...  al-Mahdi ibn `Ali
        ... -         ...  `Ali ibn al-Mahdi
        ... -         ...  `Abd Allah ibn `Ali
        ... -         ...  Nasir ibn Abi Bakr
      *1855 -    Jul 1863  Munassar ibn Abi Bakr
       1863 -        1892  Abu Bakr ibn `Abd Allah
       1892 -        1900  Salih ibn `Ali
       1900 -  5 Dec 1902  `Ali ibn Munassar
 6 Dec 1902 -        1912  Nasir ibn Abi Bakr
       1912 -        1924  Abu Bakr ibn Nasir
       1924 -    Apr 1930  Munassar ibn `Ali
       1930 -        1947  `Aydarus ibn `Ali
       1947 - 29 Nov 1967  Nasir ibn `Aydarus

Upper `Awlaqi Sheikhdom

Sheikhs
- al-`Awlaqi dynasty, Ahl Ma`n lineage -
        ... -         ...  Amir Daha
        ... -         ...  Amir Yaslam ibn Daha
        ... -         ...  Amir `Ali ibn Yaslam
        ... -         ...  Amir `Amm Dayb ibn `Ali al-Yaslami
        ... -         ...  Amir Ruways ibn `Amm Dayb
                           al-Yaslami
        ... -         ...  Amir Nasir ibn Ruways al-Yaslami
      *1871 -  2 Jun 1883  Amir Farid ibn Nasir al-Yaslami
       1883 -        1890  Amir Ruways ibn Farid al-Yaslami
       1890 -    Jul 1902  Amir `Amm Rassas ibn Farid
                           al-Yaslami
       1902 -        1959  Amir Muhsin ibn Farid al-Yaslami
       1959 - 28 Aug 1967  Amir `Abd Allah ibn Muhsin
                           al-Yaslami

Upper `Awlaqi Sultanate

       17..                Upper `Awlaqi Sultanate

Sultans
- al-`Awlaqi dynasty, Ahl `Abd Allah lineage -
        ... -         ...  Munassar
        ... -         ...  Farid ibn Munassar
        ... -        1862  `Abd Allah ibn Farid
       1862 -    Sep 1879  `Awad ibn `Abd Allah
       1879 - 11 Dec 1887  `Abd Allah ibn `Awad
   Dec 1887 -        1935  Salih ibn `Abd Allah
       1935 - 29 Nov 1967  `Awad ibn Salih

Bayhan

        ...                Emirate of Bayhan

Emirs
- Banu Hashim dynasty -
        ... -         ...  Sharif Muqbil ibn al-Husayn Abu
                           al-Qaysi
        ... -         ...  Sharif `Abil ibn Muqbil
        ... -         ...  Sharif al-Barak ibn `Abil
        ... -        1903  Sharif Muhsin ibn al-Barak al-`Abili
       1903 -        1935  Sharif Ahmad ibn Muhsin al-`Abili
       1935 -    Jul 1967  Sharif Salih ibn al-Husayn al-`Abili

Dali`

        ...                Emirate of Dali`

Emirs
- al-`Amiri dynasty -
      *1839*               Musa`id ibn al-Hasan
        ... -    Jan 1872  Shafa`ul ibn `Abd al-Hadi
   Apr 1872 -        1873  `Ali ibn Muqbil (1st time)
       1873 -    Dec 1873  Muhammad ibn Musa`id
   Jan 1874 -    Apr 1874  `Ali ibn Muqbil (2nd time)
   Apr 1874 -    Mar 1878  `Abd Allah ibn Muhammad
   Mar 1878 - 10 Sep 1886  `Ali ibn Muqbil (2nd time)
   Sep 1886 - 22 Dec 1911  ShaŽif ibn Sayf
   Dec 1911 -        1921  Nasir ibn ShaŽif (1st time)
       19.. -        1947  Haydara
       1947 -        1953  Nasir ibn ShaŽif (2nd time)
       1953 -        1954  `Ali ibn `Ali
       1954 - 17 Aug 1967  Shafa`ul ibn `Ali

Dathina

        ...                State of Dathina

Chairmen of the Council of State
*6 Apr 1966*               al-Husayn ibn Mansur al-Jabiri
       1966 - 14 Aug 1967  `Abd al-Qadir ibn Shaya

Dubi

       18..                Sheikhdom of Dubi

Sheikhs
      *1903 -        1915* Muhammad ibn Muthana ibn `Atif Jabir
                           jointly with
      *1903 -        1915* `Umar ibn Muthana ibn `Atif Jabir
                           later jointly with
      *1915*               Salim ibn Salih ibn `Atif Jabir
      *1947 -        1967  `Abd al-Rahman ibn Salih

Fadli

       17..                Fadli Sultanate

Sultans
- al-Fadli dynasty -
       17.. -        17..  `Uthman
       17.. -        17..  al-Fadl ibn `Uthman
       1789 -        1805  `Abd Allah
       1805 -        1819  Ahmad ibn `Abd Allah
       1819 -        1828  `Abd Allah ibn Ahmad
       1828 -  3 Feb 1870  Ahmad ibn `Abd Allah
   Feb 1870 - 23 Aug 1877  Haydara ibn Ahmad
       1877 -    Mar 1907  Ahmad ibn al-Husayn
       1907 -        1924  al-Husayn ibn Ahmad
       1924 - 31 Mar 1927  `Abd al-Qadir ibn Ahmad
       1927 -        1929  `Abd Allah ibn al-Husayn
21 May 1929 -        1933  al-Fadl ibn al-Husayn
       1933 -        1936  `Abd al-Karim
       1936 -        1941  Salih ibn al-Fadl
       1941 - 21 Dec 1962  `Abd Allah ibn `Uthman
21 Dec 1962 -  9 Jul 1964  Ahmad ibn `Abd Allah
10 Jul 1964 - 29 Nov 1967  Nasir ibn `Abd Allah

Hadrami

       18..                Hadrami Sheikhdom

Sheikhs
- al-Hadrami dynasty -
        ... -         ...  Nasir ibn Muhsin
      *1903 -        1908* Muhsin ibn Muhsin
      *1947 -        1958  Muhammad ibn Muhsin
       1959 -        1967  `Abd Allah ibn Muhammad
       1967                `Abd al-Qawi

Hawshabi

       17..                Hawshabi Sultanate

Sultans
- al-Hawshabi dynasty -
      *1839 -  1 Jun 1858  Mani` ibn Sallam
       1858 -        1863  `Ubayd ibn Yahya
       1863 -  4 May 1886  `Ali ibn Mani` (I)
       1886 -        1894  Muhsin ibn `Ali (I) (1st time)
- al-`Abdali dynasty -
       1894 -        1895  al-Fadl ibn `Ali
- al-Hawshabi dynasty -
 6 Mar 1895 - 28 Sep 1904  Muhsin ibn `Ali (I) (2nd time)
       1904 -    Aug 1922  `Ali ibn Mani` (II)
       1922 -        19..  Muhsin ibn `Ali (II)
       19.. -        19..  al-Surur ibn Muhammad
      *1947 -        1955  Muhammad ibn al-Surur
       1955 - 29 Nov 1967  Faysal ibn al-Surur

Lahj

       1728                Sultanate of Lahj

Sultans
- al-`Abdali dynasty -
       1728 -        1742  al-Fadl ibn `Ali al-Sallami
       1742 -        1753  `Abd al-Karim ibn al-Fadl
       1753 -        1775  `Abd al-Hadi ibn `Abd al-Karim
       1775 -        1791  al-Fadl ibn `Abd al-Karim
       1791 -        1827  Ahmad ibn `Abd al-Karim
       1827 -    Nov 1839  Muhsin ibn al-Fadl (1st time)
   Nov 1839                Ahmad ibn Muhsin (1st time)
   Nov 1839 -    Aug 1846  Muhsin ibn al-Fadl (2nd time)
11 Aug 1846 -    Sep 1846  Sayyid Isma`il (usurper)
   Sep 1846 - 30 Nov 1847  Muhsin ibn al-Fadl (3rd time)
   Dec 1847 - 20 Jan 1849  Ahmad ibn Muhsin (2nd time)
   Mar 1849 -  7 Apr 1863  `Ali ibn Muhsin
   Apr 1863 -        1863  al-Fadl ibn `Ali (1st time)
       1863 -  5 Jul 1874  al-Fadl ibn Muhsin
 5 Jul 1874 - 27 Apr 1898  al-Fadl ibn `Ali (2nd time)
29 Apr 1898 -    Mar 1914  Ahmad ibn al-Fadl
   Mar 1914 -  4 Jul 1915  `Ali ibn Ahmad                     (b. ... - d. 1915)
13 Jul 1915 - 18 Jun 1947  `Abd al-Karim ibn al-Fadl
18 Jun 1947 - 21 May 1952  al-Fadl ibn `Abd al-Karim
 4 Jun 1952 - 10 Jul 1958  `Ali ibn `Abd al-Karim
10 Jul 1958 -    Aug 1967  al-Fadl ibn `Ali
                           (acting to 8 Dec 1958)

Maflahi

       18..                Maflahi Sheikhdom

Sheikhs
      *1903 -        1917* `Abd al-Rahman ibn al-Qasim
                           al-Sakkaf
      *1947 - 12 Aug 1967  al-Qasim ibn `Abd al-Rahman

Mawsata

       18..                State of Mawsata

Rulers (title Naqib)
- Al Askar `Ali dynasty -
      *1904 -        1917* Muhsin ibn `Askar
                           (jointly with the following two)
      *1904 -        1907  `Ali ibn `Askar
       1907 -        1917* Naji` ibn `Ali
      *1947 -        1966  Ahmad ibn Abi Bakr ibn `Ali
                           (jointly with the following two)
      *1947 -        1959  al-Husayn ibn Salih ibn Muhsin
       1959 - 29 Nov 1967  Salih ibn al-Husayn

Sha`ib

       17..                Sheikhdom of Sha`ib

Sheikhs
- al-Saqladi dynasty -
      *1903 -        1915* `Ali ibn Mani`
       19.. -        1948  Muhammad ibn Muqbil
       1948 -        1954  Ahmad ibn Mani`
       1954 -        1963  Yahya ibn Muhammad
       1963 -  7 Jul 1965  Nashir ibn `Abd Allah              (b. ... - d. 1965)
       1965 -    Sep 1967  Yahya ibn Mutahhar

Lower Yafa`

       17..                Sultanate of Lower Yafa` (Yafa` Bani `Afif -
                           literally Yafa` of the Banu `Afif)

Sultans
- Banu `Afif dynasty -
        ... -         ...  `Afif
        ... -         ...  Qahtan ibn `Afif
        ... -         ...  Sayf ibn Qahtan
        ... -         ...  Ma`awda ibn Sayf
        ... -         ...  Ghalib ibn Ma`awda
        ... -         ...  `Abd al-Karim ibn Ghalib
        ... - 14 Dec 1841  `Ali ibn Ghalib
   Dec 1841 - 28 Sep 1873  Ahmad ibn `Ali
       1873 - 26 May 1885  `Ali ibn Ahmad
   May 1885 - 19 Jul 1891  Muhsin ibn Ahmad
       1891 - 27 Jun 1893  Ahmad ibn `Ali
       1893 -  4 Jan 1899  Abu Bakr ibn ShaŽif
       1899 -        1916  `Abd Allah ibn Muhsin
       1916 -        1925  Muhsin ibn `Ali
       1925 -        1954  `Aydarus ibn Muhsin
       1954 -        1967  Muhammad Shuqqi ibn `Aydarus
       1967 - 28 Aug 1967  Mahmud ibn `Aydarus

Upper Yafa`

       17..                Sultanate of Upper Yafa` (Yafa` al-Sufla -
                           literally Lower Yafa`!)

Sultans
      *1866*               `Abd Allah ibn Nasir
      *1881 - 28 Apr 1895  Muhammad ibn `Ali ibn Salih
                           ibn Ahmad
       1895 -        1904  Qahtan ibn `Umar ibn al-Husayn
                           Harhara
       1904 -        1919  `Umar ibn Qahtan ibn `Umar
       1919 -        1927  Salih ibn `Umar ibn al-Husayn
                           Harhara
       1927 -        1948  `Umar ibn Salih ibn `Umar
       1948 - 29 Nov 1967  Muhammad ibn Salih ibn `Umar

States of the Eastern Aden Protectorate


Barhut

        ...                Sultanate of Barhut

Sultans
        ...                ...

al-Hawra

       18..                Sheikhdom of al-Hawra

Sheikhs
- Ba Shahid al-Dhuyaybi dynasty -
      *1858 -  6 May 1895  `Abd Allah ibn Muhammad
       1895 -    Feb 1896  Sa`if ibn `Abd Allah
   Feb 1896 -  1 Mar 1900  Ahmad ibn `Abd Allah
   Mar 1900 -  6 Oct 1917  Salih ibn `Awad
                           (interrupted in May 1904)
   Oct 1917 -        1950* `Awad ibn Salih

al-`Irqa

       18..                Sheikhdom of al-`Irqa

Sheikhs
- Al DhiŽab dynasty -
        ... -  2 Jan 1901  `Awad ibn Muhammad Ba Das
       1901 -        193.  Ahmad ibn `Awad Ba Das
      *1949 -        1950* Ahmad ibn `Abd Allah ibn
                           `Awad Ba Das

Mahra

       1549                Mahri Sultanate of Qishn and Suqutra

Sultans
- Banu `Afrar dynasty -
      *1834*               Sultan ibn `Amr (on Suqutra)
      *1834*               Ahmad ibn Sultan (at Qishn)
       1835 -        1845  `Amr ibn Sa`d ibn Taw`ari
       1845 -        18..  Taw`ari ibn `Ali
       18.. -        18..  Ahmad ibn Sa`d
       18.. -        18..  `Abd Allah ibn Sa`d
       18.. -        18..  `Abd Allah ibn Salim
      *1875 -        1907  `Ali ibn `Abd Allah
       1907 -        1928* `Abd Allah ibn `Isa
      *1946 -    Feb 1952  Ahmad ibn `Abd Allah
   Feb 1952 -        1966  `Isa ibn `Ali ibn Salim
       1966 - 16 Oct 1967  `Abd Allah ibn Ashur

Qasm

        ...                Sultanate of Qasm

Sultans
- al-Tamimi dynasty -
        ...                ...

SayŽun

       14..                Kathiri Sultanate
       1847                Kathiri Sultanate of SayŽun

Sultans
- Al Kathir dynasty, Al `Abd Allah lineage -
      *1847 -        189.  Ghalib ibn Muhsin
       189. -    May 1929  al-Mansur ibn Ghalib
   May 1929 -        1938  `Ali ibn al-Mansur
       1938 - 24 Apr 1949  Ja`far ibn al-Mansur
   Apr 1949 -  2 Oct 1967  al-Husayn ibn `Ali

Shabwa

        ...                Sultanate of Shabwa
       19..                incorporated into SayŽun

Sultans
- Al Burayk dynasty -
        ...                ...

Tarim

        ...                Sultanate of Tarim
       19..                incorporated into SayŽun

Sultans
        ... -        192.  Sayyid Abu Bakr ibn Sheikh al-Kaf
       192. -        194.  Sayyid `Ali al-Kaf
       194. -        19..  `Abd Allah ibn Sa`id

al-Shihr waŽl Mukalla

10 Nov 1881                al-Shihr and al-Mukalla states joined
       1902                Sultanate of al-Shihr and al-Mukalla

al-Shihr

Ruler (title Wali)
- Al Burayk dynasty -
      *1842 -        1866  `Ali ibn Naji`
Rulers (titles Hakim and Jama`dar)
- al-Qu`ayti dynasty -
       1866 - 10 Nov 1881  `Abd Allah ibn `Umar ibn `Awad
                           + `Awad ibn `Umar ibn `Awad

al-Mukalla

Rulers (title Naqib)
- al-Kasadi dynasty -
        ... -         ...  Ahmad ibn Salim
        ... -         ...  Salih ibn Ahmad
        ... -        1842  `Abd al-Rabb ibn Salih
   Aug 1842 - 26 Apr 1851  Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Habib
       1851 - 11 May 1873  Salih ibn Muhammad
       1873 - 10 Nov 1881  `Umar ibn Salih

Ghayl

       1868                State of Ghayl Ba Wazir
       19..                incorporated into al-Shihr waŽl Mukalla

Rulers (titles Hakim and Jama`dar)
- al-Qu`ayti dynasty -
       1868 - 25 Nov 1888  `Abd Allah ibn `Umar ibn `Awad
   Nov 1888 -        19..  Munassar ibn `Abd Allah
                           + al-Husayn ibn `Abd Allah

al-Shihr waŽl Mukalla

Rulers (titles Hakim and Jama`dar)
10 Nov 1881 - 25 Nov 1888  `Abd Allah ibn `Umar ibn `Awad
                           jointly with
10 Nov 1881 -        1902  `Awad ibn `Umar ibn `Awad
Sultans
       1902 -    Dec 1910  `Awad ibn `Umar ibn `Awad
   Dec 1910 -    Jun 1922  Ghalib ibn `Awad
   Jun 1922 -  6 Mar 1936  `Umar ibn `Awad
 6 Mar 1936 - 27 May 1956  Salih ibn Ghalib
27 May 1956 -    Aug 1966  `Awad ibn Salih
   Aug 1966 - 17 Sep 1967  Ghalib ibn `Awad

Wahidi

        ...                Wahidi Sultanate
        ...                Wahidi Sultanate of BaŽl Haf
       187.                split into four states
                           - Wahidi Sultanate of BaŽl Haf
                           - Wahidi Sultanate of `Azzan
                           - Wahidi Sultanate of BiŽr `Ali `Amaqin
                           - Wahidi Sultanate of Habban
   May 1881                BaŽl Haf and `Azzan joined
       1962                joint sultanate renamed Wahidi Sultanate;
                           BiŽr `Ali and Habban remain subordinate sultanates

Wahidi Sultanate of BaŽl Haf

Sultans
- al-Wahidi dynasty -
        ... -         ...  Nasir ibn `Abd Allah
        ... -         ...  Ahmad ibn Nasir
        ... -         ...  Muhsin ibn `Ali
        ... -         ...  al-Husayn ibn `Abd Allah
        ... -         ...  `Abd Allah ibn al-Husayn
        ... -        1877  Ahmad ibn al-Husayn
       1877 -        1881  Salih ibn Ahmad
       1881 -  4 May 1881  `Umar ibn al-Husayn

Wahidi Sultanate of `Azzan

Sultan
- al-Wahidi dynasty -
       187. -    May 1881  `Abd Allah ibn `Umar

Wahidi Sultanate of BaŽl Haf and `Azzan, from 1962 Wahidi Sultanate

Sultans
- al-Wahidi dynasty -
   May 1881 -    Jan 1885  `Abd Allah ibn `Umar
15 Jan 1885 -        1892  al-Hadi ibn Salih
       1892 -        1893  Muhsin ibn Salih (1st time)
       1893 -        1904  Salih ibn `Abd Allah
14 Dec 1904 -    Jan 1919  Muhsin ibn Salih (2nd time)
       1919 -        194.  `Ali ibn al-Husayn
       194. -        1948  `Ali ibn Muhsin
       1948 - 19 Feb 1967  Nasir ibn `Abd Allah
20 Feb 1967 -    Aug 1967  `Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Sa`id
                           (acting)

Wahidi Sultanate of BiŽr `Ali `Amaqin

Sultans
- al-Wahidi dynasty -
      *1870*               al-Hadi ibn Talib
       18.. -        1888  Talib ibn al-Hadi
       1888 -        1892  Muhsin ibn Salih
       1893 -        1915* Salih ibn Ahmad
       19.. -        1940  Nasir ibn Talib
       1940 -        1965  `Alawi ibn Muhsin
       1965 - 29 Nov 1967  `Alawi ibn Salih

Wahidi Sultanate of Habban

Sultans
- al-Wahidi dynasty -
       187. -        1881  `Abd Allah ibn `Umar
      *1905 -        1915* Nasir ibn Salih
      *1962 - 29 Nov 1967  al-Husayn ibn `Abd Allah