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Al-Mosawi (الموسوي), Moosavi (موسوی) is a surname that presumably indicates a person comes from a prestigious and highly respected Middle Eastern family with a transnational identity. They are usually given the honorific title Sayed before their first name. The literal translation of the Arabic word Sayed is Sir in the English language. This family is mainly based in Iraq, they also live in other Middle Eastern countries and Iran. Though no written records or genetics studies done on this family, verbal history claims that the name implies that this person is a direct descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through the seventh of the Shi'a twelve Imams: Musa al-Kazim ibn Jafar as Sadiq who is a grandson of Muhammad. Other transliterations include Musawi, Mosavi, Mousawi (Arabic transliteration), Moosavi (Persian transliteration), or Moussaoui (in the French transliteration) Moosawi (Bahraini translation) Al Mosawi (English translation). Also some Mousavis take the last name of Kazmi. Many Al-Mosawis migrated from Mecca and Madina Saudi Arabia to a small village that their ancestor Musa Al-Kadhim built in Baghdad Iraq. Large members of this family are located in Iraq, and they are also located in other countries such as Iran, Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab countries, United States Of America and the United Kingdom.
Al-Mosawi family is an influential Middle Eastern family because they are directly descended from the 7th Shia Imam Musa Al-Kadhim who is the son of Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq son of Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir son of Imam Ali Zayn al-Abidin son of Imam Hussain son of Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib and the son of Fatimah the daughter of the Muhammad. Members of the Al-Mosawi family are called with the title Sayed literally means Mister or Sir. As an honorific title, it denotes males accepted as the direct descendants of the Muhammad. Yet the need of genetic studies is mandatory to verify their origins.
Despite the morphological as-semblance in physical characters to the Persian indo-Aryan race, the roots of the Al-Mosawi family is supposedly claimed to be Arab that comes from the Head tribe of Banu Hashim a clan of Quraish which makes them Adnani Arabs or Northern Arabs who are originated from Ibrahim through his son Ishmael in Mesopotamia which is nowadays Iraq in the ancient city of Ur near Nasariyah in Southern Iraq. Many Arab tribes trace their lineage through Adnan who is the Father of the Arabs that traces his lineage to Ishmael the son of Ibrahim the great great grandfather of the Adnani Arabs.
The Al-Mosawi family regardless their true intentions, educational status, productivity to humanity or society and morals, they have very high social status and spiritual status in the Middle East, because they are considered to be the purest form of Sayed who trace their direct lineage to Muhammad through his cousin and son-in-law Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib and Fatima bint Muhammad through their son Imam Hussain. People in the Middle East call Al-Mosawi family (Aal Al-Baett), which means the members of Muhammad house (his family), this gives the Al-Mosawi family a special holy status in the Middle East. It also entitles them to have an annual share of 20% of Muslim believers' assets and belongings.
Although no statistical data available to the day, but it is believed that most members of this tribe adhere to Shia Islam the Twelvers or Jafari approx 90-95% of the family are Shia muslims the rest are Sunni Islam which holds the name of Hussaini Al-Musawi and other noticeable Mosawi family names.
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- Abdorrahim Musavi - is the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Iranian armed forces.
- Ayatollah Sayyid Mir Hamid Hussain Musavi Kintoori Lakhnavi - was a leading Shia scholar of his time in India.
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- Mujtaba Musavi Lari - is a Shi'a Twelver Islamic scholar.
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- Husayn Al-Musawi - is a Lebanese Shia who founded the now-dissolved pro-Iranian Islamist militia Islamic Amal in 1982.
- Hisham Moussawi -is a Shia Lebanese member of parliament representing the Sour district.
- Ibrahim Mousawi - is a Lebanese journalist and Hezbollah media relations officer.
- Mir-Hossein Mousavi - (born 29 September 1941) is an Iranian reformist politician, painter and architect who served as the fifth and last Prime Minister of the Islamic republic of Iran from 1981 to 1989.
- Madhiha Hassan al-Mosuwi - an aid worker for the Iraqi government who some people have begun calling the "Mother Teresa of Baghdad"
- Ali Mousavi - Iranian football player
- Hussain Al-Moussawi - Kuwaiti football player
- Syed Ali Raza Moussaoui
- Hashim Kamal Bahbah
- Musa al-Musawi - a renowned Shiite cleric for writing polemical revisionist texts on Shia Islam
- Mazin al-Mousawi - arabic man born 1965/1959 in Baghdad, Iraq
Al-Mosawi Splinter Families
- الشيعة في التاريخ,السيد علاء الموسوي العاملي