Hashimites

Hashimites

 

(also Hashemites), a dynasty that has ruled in several countries of the Arab East. The Hashimites take their name from the legendary Hashim, son of the founder of the Quraysh tribe, to which Muhammad belonged. The dynasty was founded by the sharif of Mecca Husayn ibn Ali, who was proclaimed king of Hejazin 1916.

Hashimite rulers include Husayn ibn Ali (1916–24) and Hussein (1924–25) in Hejaz; Faisal ibn Hussein (March-July 1920) in Syria; Faisal ibn Hussein (Faisal I, 1921–33), Ghazi ibn Faisal (1933–39), and Faisal ibn Ghazi (Faisal II, 1939–58) in Iraq; and Abdallah ibn Hussein (emir, 1921–46; king, 1946–51), Talal ibn Abdallah (1951–52), and Hussein ibn Talal (since 1952) in Jordan.

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The third was the traditional vein of rivalry of the Umayyads towards the Hashimites was found in some people like Yazid, and he displayed a merciless ability to be cruel.
The Hashimites are believed to be descendants of the Prophet Mohammad.
These Arab descendents of the Prophet are known as Hashimites.
North Yemen was ruled by these Hashimite Zaidis for more than 1,000 years until they were overthrown by an alliance of nationalist Sunni and Shia military officers in 1962 who then founded the Yemen Arab Republic.
They looked upon the Hashimites and other Arabs to the east as their rivals.
Sharif Hussain--ruler of Mecca and later of the whole Hijaz (western Arabia) and a Hashimite (member of the same clan as Muhammad), acknowledged keeper of the Holy Places of Islam--had been an ally of Britain during World War I.
The first covers most of the Hashimite era in Iraq (1921-1954), dominated by the strong Arab nationalist feelings for which the Hashimites were known.
To this end, the Hashimites promoted the idea of an Iraqi identity to replace local, tribal and sectarian allegiances.
Mahatwari, the principal and the founder of the center, was himself arrested and imprisoned by the authorities, several times, for trying to bring the Hashimites together under the umbrella of "Fatima", the messenger's daughter and the mother of Al-Hussein and Al-Hasan, the sons of the fourth caliph, Ali Bin Abu Talib.
The state considers bringing the Hashimites together under one umbrella as an attempt to revive the imamate rule that was ended by a revolution in 1962.
Armed tribesmen attack civilians In related news, from Monday to Thursday last week, gunmen from the Osaimat tribe in Hawt, Amran, searched the houses of people from the Hashimite family living in the area for weapons they accused them of storing for the Houthis.
Four of the attackers and seven of the attacked Hashimite people were killed.