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Fayṣal b. Turkī
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Fayṣal b. Turkī b. Saʿīd b. Sulṭān b. Aḥmad b. Saʿīd Āl Bū Saʿīdī (1864–1913) was sultan of Muscat and Oman from 1888 to 1913. He was born in Bombay (present-day Mumbai) on 4 June 1864, the second son of Sulṭān Turkī (r. 1871– 88) by an Ethiopian concubine, and was educated privately.

Having been governor (walī) of Samāʾil and Nizwā since 1880, Fayṣal ascended the throne in June 1888, following his father’s death, and was officially recognised as sultan by Britain in April 1890. Fayṣal’s authority prevailed only over Muscat, the northern coast of Oma…

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Valeri, Marc, “Fayṣal b. Turkī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27064>
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