Ghalib Bin Ali
|Born||Ghalib bin Ali bin Zahir al-Hinai
1908 or 1912
|Died||29 November 2009 (aged 96 or 101)
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
|Occupation||Imam of the Imamate of Oman|
Ghalib Ali Al Hinai (Arabic: غالب بن علي الهنائي) (c. 1908 or 1912 – 29 November 2009) was the last elected Imam of the Imamate of Oman. Since 1954, he led the Imamate of Oman in Nizwa and Oman proper in the Jebel Akhdar revolt against Sultan Said Bin Taimur's attack on his lands. The war lasted 5 years until the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces, aided by colonial British soldiers from the Special Air Service, had put down the Jebel Akhdar revolt in 1959, and Imam Ghalib Al Hinai managed to escape to Saudi Arabia. He continued for a short time to lead a temporary government-in-exile from Dammam, Saudi Arabia while the fighting continued in Oman. He continued to receive many visitors from Oman up until his death and was deeply respected by the people of Oman. He was known for his faithful adherence to his religion, and his generosity. He died on 29 November 2009 at the age of 96 or 101 in Dammam.
- Al Wasat. Retrieved on 12 June 2012.
- John B. Meagher: The Jebel Akhdar War Oman 1954-1959, MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE 1985.
- Ghalib Bin Ali's obituary, in: alaan.com.sa. (Arabic)
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