Sultans of Oman: Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, Said Bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, Sultan of Oman, Said Bin Taimur, Salim Bin Thuwaini

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Qaboos bin Said Al Said (Arabic: ; ; born 18 November 1940 in Salalah) is the Sultan of Oman. He rose to power after overthrowing his father, Said ibn Taymur, in a palace coup in 1970. He is the 14 descendant of the Al Bu Saidi dynasty. Sultan Qaboos ibn Said was born in Salalah in Dhofar on 1940. He is the only son of Sultan ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Qaboos bin Said Al Said (Arabic: ; ; born 18 November 1940 in Salalah) is the Sultan of Oman. He rose to power after overthrowing his father, Said ibn Taymur, in a palace coup in 1970. He is the 14 descendant of the Al Bu Saidi dynasty. Sultan Qaboos ibn Said was born in Salalah in Dhofar on 1940. He is the only son of Sultan Said bin Taymur and is one of the 8 generation of the Al Bu Saidi dynasty. He received his primary and secondary education in Salalah. And attended a private educational establishment in England from the age of sixteen. At 20 he entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. After graduating from Sandhurst, he joined a British Infantry regiment, The Cameronians, and served in the 1 Battalion in Germany for one year. He also held a staff appointment with the British Army. After his military service, Sultan Qaboos studied local government subjects in England and, after a world tour, returned home to Salalah where he studied Islam and the history of his country. Sultan Qaboos ibn Said is a Muslim of the Ibadi school of jurisprudence, which has traditionally ruled Oman. A religious liberal, he has financed the construction or maintenance of a number of mosques, notably the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, as well as the holy places of other religions. In 1976 Qaboos ibn Said married his cousin, Kamila, née Sayyidah Nawwal bint Tariq (born 1951), daughter of HH Sayyid Tariq ibn Taymur, but the marriage soon ended in divorce. Qaboos ibn Said is an avid fan and promoter of classical music. His 120-member orchestra has a high reputation in the Middle East. The orchestra consists entirely of young Omanis who, since 1986, audition as children and grow up as members of the symphonic ensemble. They play locally and travel abroad with the... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=393569

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156199947
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/31/2010
  • Pages: 38
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.09 (d)

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