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Sultan Al-Maadeed Family History and Origins

Sultan Al-Maadeed Family History

In the Arabian Peninsula, the history of this tribe has a lot to say about the very ancient tribes and their tribal lives. They have come across the history providing a vivid history of bravery and truthfulness. They were very strong and love justice. They respect the elder and the traditions were so respected in their times. The history of this great tribe is so rich. Among the many tribes of the Arabian Peninsula, the tribe of Al-Maadeed remains a role model of bravery and strength in the Arabian Peninsula.

Descendants Sultan Al-Maadeed Family:

Al-Maadeed tribe is considered to be the founders of Qatar. The tribe has descendants’ families like Al Thani, Al Assiri, Al Ali, Al Ibrahim, Al Ghanim, Al Jattal, Almahasheed, and Al Badi. As for Al Thani, they are the royal family and the rulers of Qatar for a long time. Al-Maadeed’s are found also in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. They are the descendants of Bani Tamim. There are debated facts about their joining to Al Bin Ali through a valid pact (hulf). Al-Maadeed tribe contributed to choosing the founder of Qatar HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Thani. He was the leader of modern Qatar. However, he was picked due to his excellent personal behavior, characteristics, and friendliness. So far, Al Thani, the royal family, and the descendants of Mohamed bin Thani are the leader of Qatar so far.

History of Sultan Al-Maadeed Family:

Alfo is a Tamimi tribe that is existent now in Qatar but it is not known about the public members of this tribe out of Gulf. They are allies with Shamar tribe. The subject is talking about Alfo inside and outside the Gulf. They are all the sons of Mohamed Bin Rashid Bin Ali Bin Sultan Bin Bareed Bin Salem Bin Amr Bin Meedaad Bin Rayees Bin Adnan. Mohamed Bin Rashid had three sons. Samir Bin Mohamed and he had four sons. The second one Ali Bin Mohamed Bin Rashid and he had two sons. There is more related to Iraq and some in Syria. Alfo was so big in terms of relations and outside relations with different countries. However, they are focused on the Arabian Peninsula in the region of the Gulf.

In the immigration of the Maadeed’s to Qatar, it was told that they came from Ashqir in Najid southern Al Ehsaa’. Later they moved to Salwa and some of them went to Alsikak down Qatar. Later they moved into Alroywees. And from it, they moved to Alzubara. It was mentioned that Al-Maadeeds were superior to Al Thani in the migration from Najid. Later the grandfather of the family had moved to the State of Qatar and settled there and started their life instability. The migration can be later to the date of 1194 Hijri based on the story of Salem Bin Amro Bin Meedaad.

Culture and Values of Sultan Al-Maadeed Family:

Inside the individual circle, segregation that originates from tribalism still wins. In the issue of marriage for occurrence, it is common in masterminded relational unions to hunt down a companion with the tribe as the primary criteria, neglecting other critical components, for example, and similarity, level of instruction, good values, and so forth. On the other hand, numerous Qataris who would like to settle on their own decisions in marriage are hesitant to do as such inspired by a paranoid fear of recoil from their family and social circle on the off chance that they don't wed into the "right" tribe; the cost of individual opportunity is too high and not justified regardless of the bother. Interestingly, few will question the way that the expanding number of Qatari ladies who stay unmarried is to a noteworthy degree corresponded to this issue the same number of young ladies don't or can't wed into different families.

The very premise of tribes and tribalism is to structure groups taking into account basic social and ethnic hobbies. Nonetheless, as a country state develops, to keep on holding fast to tribalism at the expense of national diversions would just make divisiveness. However, these benefits offered to us ought not to restrain us from tending to this essential issue, as it influences how we treat one another, as well as means how we treat other people who are less lucky than us. All things considered, it is not just a social issue, yet it is one that is in opposition to our religious convictions.

Al-Maadeed Family Role in Qatar's History:

The founder of Qatar is Sheikh Qasim bin Mohamed Al Thani related to Sheikh Qasim Bin Mohamed Al Thani Al-Meedaadi from Hanzala Tamimi. He was born in Bahrain in 1248 Hijri and he enjoyed some characteristics that made him the founder of the State of Qatar.

He was supporting justice strongly. He ruled Qatar based on justice, wisdom, and mercy until his countrymen loved him. He helped a lot during the phase of the Ottoman Empire. Britain could not control Qatar. He was against the existence of British occupation on his land. He asked the Ottoman Empire to help him to face the British pressure while he was very clear against the ottoman wrongdoings either by the controlling of reign or in terms of taxation and customs. In this matter, there happened a battle between his army and the Ottoman Empire because he refused to follow their stupidity. He defeated them in Alwajba Battle.

In this matter, Great Britain made use of these consequences in its favor. In the same way, they tried to give Sheikh Qasim military and alterity help so he can defeat and face the Ottoman Empire but he rejected their offer. After this victory, Khalifa Abudlhameed the second sent to apologize for Sheikh Qasim and banished the Wali of Busra from his place. Later he built a small mosque and a primary school to be funded by Khalifa


No wonder that the tribal family of Sultan Al-Maadeed had a great influence on Qatari life starting from the main founder. They had great influences in terms of culture and values. They are considered the founders of modern Qatar. They helped a lot in building and establishing a separate country away from the Ottoman Empire even though the ottomans were very fierce and all they cared about was the money and taxes sent from each district, country, and state. On the other hand, they could survive the temptation offered by Great Britain to fight back against the Ottomans. He, the founder of Qatar, could use his wisdom to maintain the rights and sovereignty of Qatar and Qataris. The culture and the inheritance of the Arabs, the real pure Arabs, could save the Arabic identity to Qatar and the neighboring countries. They had a great value and they are a real proud of Qataris and Arabs in general.

Sultan Al-Maadeed Family History and Origins

Ali Badr
By : Ali Badr
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