Ḥusayn
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b. ʿAlī , Amīr and “Grand S̲h̲arīf” of Mecca and the Ḥid̲j̲āz from 1326/1908 to 1335/1916, and King of the Ḥid̲j̲āz from 1335/1916 to 1343/1924, was the elder son of the second son, ʿAlī, of the first Sharifian Amīr of Mecca of the ʿAbādila family of the ʿAwn branch of the Meccan S̲h̲arīfs, the famous Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Muʿīn b. ʿAwn, who died in 1275/1858. In spite of almost-successful attempts by the long-dominant Zayd branch of the S̲h̲arīfs to regain the Meccan amrate, the descendants of Muḥammad ibn ʿAwn in fact retained it until its disappearance.

Ḥusayn, born in Istanbul in 1270/1…

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Longrigg, S.H., “Ḥusayn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2977>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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