Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi

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Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi
Emir (Ruler) of Sharjah
الشيخ الدكتور سلطان بن محمد القاسمي حفظه الله ورعاه 2013-10-21 13-23.jpeg
Reign 1972 – present
Full name Sultan Bin Mohammed Al qassimi
Arabic صاحب السمو الشيخ سلطان بن محمد القاسمي
Titles Supreme Council Member, Emir, Hakim (Ruler), Sheikh, Doctor (Dr.)
Born (1939-07-06) 6 July 1939 (age 75)
Birthplace Sharjah
Predecessor

Sheikh Khalid III bin Muhammad al-Qasimi (1931 - 24 January 1972)

Sheikh Saqr bin Muhammad al-Qasimi (acting 25 January 1972 - 1972)
Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi (son, -1999), Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi (distant relative, 1999-)
Consort Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi
Issue Crown Prince Mohammed (1974-99), Khalid (1981-), daughters
Royal house Sharjah branch of Al Qasimi
Dynasty Al Qasimi
Father Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saqr Bin Khalid Al Qasimi
Mother Sheikha Maryam Bint Ghanem Bin Salem Al Shamsi

Sheikh Sultan III bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi (In Arabic: سلطان بن محمد القاسمي) (b. 2 July 1939 in Sharjah) is a member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and current ruler of the Sharjah emirate. He has ruled Sharjah since 1972, apart from a six-day period between 17 and 23 June 1987, during which an attempted coup led by his brother Sheikh `Abd al-`Aziz bin Muhammad al-Qasimi took place.[1] He is also an established historian and has published several theatrical and literary works.

Educational qualifications[edit]

Official and Professorial Positions[edit]

Ruler of Sharjah; United Arab Emirates from 1972.

Member of the Supreme Council of UAE from 1972.

Minister of Education; United Arab Emirates from 1971.

President; American University of Sharjah from 1997.

President; University of Sharjah from 1997.

Visiting Professor; Cairo University; 2008.

Professor; Modern History of the Gulf; University of Sharjah; 1999.

Visiting Professor; Exeter University; 1998.

Honorary degrees and awards[edit]

Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, University of Paris Diderot, Paris, France, 16 March 2012.

Honorary Doctorate in Political science, Hanyang university, South Korea’s most prestigious educational institute, in recognition of contributions in the fields of policy, economics and culture and in appreciation to his role in strengthening the friendship between South Korea and UAE; 16 September 2011.

Honorary Doctorate in recognition of academic and educational contributions, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan, 23 April 2010.

Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, England, 12 November 2009.

Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters; the American University in Cairo (AUC); in recognition of his contribution to education and culture at the national and international levels; Cairo, Egypt; 11 February 2009.

Honorary Doctorate in Arts; University of Sheffield; in appreciation of his efforts in spreading Arab and Islamic Culture and Civilization; Sheffield, UK; 11 November 2008.

Honorary Doctorate in Administration; University of Jordan; in recognition of his efforts in the scientific research and cultural fields in the UAE and Arab world; Amman, Jordan; 5 May 2008.

Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy; the University of Tübingen; in recognition of support of the research of the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology of the Institute of Prehistory, Protohistory and Medieval Archaeology of the University of Tübingen, His fostering of archaeological research and education in the Emirate of Sharjah, his role as an advocate and a sponsor of science and education both in the United Arab Emirates and abroad, and His distinguished achievement in the field of historical geography of Arabia and the Gulf Region; Tübingen, Germany; 30 October 2006. Honorary Doctorate; Armenian Academy of Science; Yerevan, Armenia; 16 September 2005.

Honorary Doctorate in Administration; McMaster University; Hamilton, Canada; May 2004.

Honorary Doctorate Degree in Laws; South Bank University; London, UK; 28 April 2003.

Honorary Doctorate; the University of Edinburgh; Edinburgh, UK; June 2001.

Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy in Education; International Islamic University of Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 5 February 2001.

Honorary Doctorate in History; the Eastern Studies Institute, Academy of Russian Studies; Moscow, Russia; 1995.

Honorary Doctorate in Arabic and Islamic studies; Exeter University; Exeter, UK, 1993.

Honorary Doctorate in Law; Khartoum University; Khartoum, Sudan; 1986.

Honorary Doctorate in Science; Faculty of Agriculture, Faisalabad University; in recognition of his contribution in the fields of agriculture and education; Faisalabad, Pakistan; 19 April 1983.

Honorary positions[edit]

Honorary President; Union of Arab Universities; 2009.

Honorary President; Arab Theatre Institute; 2008.

Honorary President; Society of Arab Astronomy and Space Sciences; 2008.

Honorary President; Islamic International Organisation for the History of Sciences; 2008.

Honorary Member; Union of Writers of Egypt; 2008. "Founding Member of the University of Exeter's College of Benefactors"; Exeter University; in recognition of his support of higher education and research; Sharjah, UAE;14 May 2007.

"Member of the Companion of The Guild of Cambridge Benefactors"; Cambridge University; in recognition of his support of the continuation of the University's commitment to teaching and research; Cambridge, UK; 21 June 2004.

"Honorary Member of the National Geographic Society"; in recognition of his support of the diffusion of geographical knowledge and promotion of research and exploration; Washington Dc, USA; January 2004.

Honorary President; Egyptian Association for the Study of History; 2001.

Honorary President; Council of World University Service (WUS); 1998.

Honorary President; Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services; 1998.

Honorary Member; Centre of Middle East & Islamic Studies; University of Durham; Durham, U.K, 22 October 1992.

Medals[edit]

Zaid Medal for The President Merit Award for Culture, Arts and Literature, Abu-Dhabi, 29 November 2012.

Gold Medal awarded by International Theatre Institute World Congress for his contribution to the global performing arts sector as the main benefactor of ITI, Xiamen, China, 19th Sept 2011.

"Gold Medal"; the Union of Arab Universities; in recognition of his support for interaction and collaboration among Arab universities; Amman, Jordan; April 2009.

"Gold Medal"; Yerevan University; Yerevan, Armenia; 20 September 2005.

"Human Rights Medal"; UNESCO; in recognition of his support of the education of deprived children; Paris, France; 17 December 2003.

"Avicenna Gold Medal"; UNESCO; in recognition of His profound commitment to the ideals of the organisation and his contribution to the promotion of the culture and international co-operation; Paris, France; 26 October 1998.

"Gold Medal"; the Arab League Education Science and Culture Organization (ALESCO); Tunis, Tunisia; 21 November 1998.

"Gold Medal"; the Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO); Casablanca, Morocco;.

"Gold Medal"; Research Centre for Islamic History Art and Culture; Institute of Research in Islamic History; Arts and Culture; in recognition of His support of the preservation and education of cultural heritage; Istanbul, Turkey; October 1990.

Awards[edit]

Distinguished Heritage Personality of The Year 213, Shaik Faisal Ibn Jasim Al-Thani Award for 2013, Arab Media Centre for Tourism, Cairo 24/2/2013 .

Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Award for Studies and Research on the History of Arabian peninsula, Riyadh, KSA, 6 May 2012.

Gulf School Theatre Pioneers Award, Fifth Gulf School Theatre Festival, Manama, Bahrain 13 May 2012.

Arab Federation for Libraries & Information Award, for outstanding contribution and support for reading and libraries, Khartoum (Sudan), 19 Dec. 2011.

Creative Sports Award- "Order of Merit- received from Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in the second edition 2010 for continuous leading guidance and supporting all forms of sports in the UAE, 12 December 2010.

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Award for Cultural Personality of the year, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 March 2010.

"Distinguished Personality of the Year"; Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Award for 2008; in recognition of his services to upgrade the standards of education; and his contributions and support to education; science knowledge and culture globally; and his leading role on preserving the Arab and Islamic Heritage and Culture; Dubai, UAE; 6 April 2009.

"Princess Fatima Ismail Distinguished Award"; Cairo University; in recognition of his longstanding support of Cairo University; Cairo, Egypt; 22 December 2008.

"Centennial Shield"; Cairo University; in recognition of his significant contributions to the Arab cultural and intellectual movements; Cairo, Egypt; 24 January 2008.

"Distinction Trophy"; International Arab Theatre Organization; in recognition of his continued support of the role of theatre in cultural dialogues between the peoples of the World; Cairo, Egypt; 16 March 2008.

"Distinction Trophy"; Union of the Egyptian Actors; in recognition of his contributions to Arab culture and the performing arts; Cairo, Egypt; 30 April 2007.

"Order of Merit"; Republic of Armenia; Yerevan; Armenia; 19 September 2005.

"Distinction Trophy"; Organization of The Arab Scouts; in recognition of His support of the Scouts movements Worldwide in general and the Arab World in particular; Cairo, Egypt; 6 April 2005.

"Order of Merit"; Republic of Senegal; Dakar, Senegal; 21 May 2004.

"Distinguished Personality of the Year"; Al Qareen 10th Cultural Festival; in recognition of his distinctive role in enriching culture in the Arab world. Kuwait, Kuwait; 13 January 2004.

Document of Honors in recognition of outstanding merits for Arts and culture, by the city of Wolfsburg 2 October 2004.

"Republic Order in Arts of the class of a Knight"; Republic of France; in recognition of his significant contributions in the fields of academics; science, culture and arts, and His unstinting support to programmes on dialogue, intellect, civilization interactions and the exchange of art among the peoples of the East and West; Paris, France; 20 February 2003.

"Distinction Award"; King Faisal International Islamic Award; in recognition of his cultural and scientific contributions in the Islamic and Arab World; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 9 March 2002.

Document of Honors in recognition of outstanding merits and contribution to Arab Culture and Art, University of Cairo’s 2nd Science Festival, Cairo, 24 December 2001.

"Academic Excellence"; Sheikh Rashid Al-Maktoum Award; Dubai; UAE; 22 November 1989.

"Honorary Fellow"; African Studies Institute; Khartoum University; Khartoum, Sudan; 1977.

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

ALQwasim Wal ALudwan Albritani (in Arabic); Al- Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2012.

The Correspondence of the Sultans of Zanzibar (in Arabic); Al- Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2012.

Taking The Reins (vol.2) (in Arabic); Al- Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2012.

TAKING THE REINS THE CRITICAL YEARS:1971-1977 – (English version of Arabic : "Hadeeth Al Thakira-Memoir of a nation"), Bloomsbury, London, UK, 2012.

SHARJAH AIR STATION Between East and West – (English version of Arabic "Mahatat ash-shariqa aj-jaweeya bayn ash-sharq wal-gharb"); Al- Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2012.

MEMOIRES DU TEMPS PASSE – French version of Arabic : "Sard Al That" ; Al- Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2012.

Hasad Al-Sinneen (in Arabic) Al- Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, November 2011.

Nashij Al Wada` Al Qasayd Al-Akhira Lil Shaikh Sultan bin Saqr bin Khalid(In Arabic) A Farewell Cry: The last poems of Shaikh Sultan bin Saqr bin Khalid Al-Qasimi – Collected and edited by: Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al-Qasimi, published by Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah UAE Feb 2011.

“Hadeeth Al Thakira-Memoir of a nation” (in Arabic) Al- Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, November 2011.

A Permissible Narrative; (in Arabic, Sard Al That) Al-Qasimi Publications; Sharjah, UAE; 2009. My Early Life (English version of Arabic “A Permissible Narrative”), Bloomsbury, London, UK, 2011. Primeras Memorias – Spanish version of Arabic "A Permissible Narrative"; Al- Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2011. Meine Fruhen Lebensjahre – German version of Arabic "A Permissible Narrative"; Olms Verlag AG, Hildesheim, Germany, 2011.

Muscat and other Forts on the Shoreline of the Gulf of Oman; (in Arabic, “Wasf qalaat Mascat wa qilaa ukhra ala sahel khaleej Oman”); Al-Qasimi Publications; Sharjah, UAE; 2009.

Sharjah Air Station between the East and West; (in Arabic, “Mahatat ash-shariqa aj-jaweeya bayn ash-sharq wal-gharb”); Sharjah, UAE; Al Qasimi Publications; 2009.

Kinship Index, (in Arabic, “Al Tadhkira bil Arham”); Al-Qasimi Puplications; Sharjah, UAE; June 2008; Second edition: September 2008.

The Genesis of the Scout Movement in Sharjah (in Arabic, “Nashaat al-haraka al-kashfeeya fil-shariqa”), Dr. Sultan Al-Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies; Sharjah, UAE; 2008; Translation: English: Dr. Sultan Al-Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies; Sharjah, UAE; 2008.

Theatre International Day Message, (in Arabic, English, and French), Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2007.

Memorandum on Kuwait (The Biography of Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah); (in Arabic, “Bayan al-Kuwayt – sirat hayat ash-shaykh mubarak as-sabah”); Al-Qasimi Publishing; Sharjah, UAE; 2004; Second edition: Arabian Publishing Organization (“AL Mouassa Al Arabiya lil Nashr”), Bierut, Lebanon; 2006.

Deep-Seated Malice; (in Arabic, “Al-Hiqd A-Dafin”), Al-Qasimi Puplications, Sharjah, UAE; 2004; Translations: Russian: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2005; Spanish: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2005; English: Saqi Books, London, UK; 2006; Urdu: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2009.

A Memorandum for Historians on the innocence of Ibn Majid; (in Arabic, “Bayan lel-muarikheen al-amajed fi bara’at ibn majed”); Maddad Printing, Sharjah, UAE; 2000; Translation: Russian: Maddad Printing, Sharjah, UAE; 2005.

Power Struggles and Trade in the Gulf (1620-1820); (in English); Forest Row, London, UK; 1999; Translation: Persian: Hamasaya Publishing, Tehran, Iran; 2008.

The Gulf in Historic Maps (1478 – 1861); (in English); Edited by Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi; Streamline press Limited; Leicester,UK; 1999

The Rebel Prince,(in Arabic, “Al-ameer al-thaer”); Al-Qasimi Publications; Sharjah, UAE, 1998; Second edition: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 1999; Translations: German: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE; 2004; French: L'Harmattan, Paris, France, 2005; Russian: Al-Qasimi Publications; Sharjah, UAE; 2009

Letters of Somali Leaders to Sheikh Sultan Bin Saqer Al Qasimi 1837; (in Arabic, "Resalat zuamaa’ al-somal ila ash-shaikh sultan bin saqr Al-Qasimi (1837)"); Dar Al Khaleej for Printing, Publishing and Distribution; Sharjah, UAE; 1996.

The Gulf in Historic Maps (1493 – 1931); (in English); Edited by Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Thinkprint Limited; Leicester, UK; 1996.

The White Sheikh; (in Arabic, "Ash-Sheikh Al-Abyad"); Dar Al-Khaleej Printing and Publishing, Sharjah, UAE, November 1996; Second edition: Dar Al-Khaleej Printing and Publishing, Sharjah, UAE, November 1998; Translations: English: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 1998; Germen: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2004; Russian: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2004; Spanish: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2004; French: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2004. Marathi: Al-Qasimi Publications, Mumbai, 2010

The Journals of David Seton in the Gulf, 1800-1809; (in Arabic, "Yawmiyat devid seton fil-khaleej (1800-1809)’); Dar AlKhaleej Printing, Publishing and Distribution; Sharjah, UAE; 1994. Translation: English: BPC Wheatons Ltd, Exeter, UK; 1995.

John Malcolm and the British Commercial Base in the Gulf 1800 ( in English); Dar Al Khaleej for Printing, Publishing and Distribution; Sharjah, UAE; 1994. Translation: Arabic: "Jon Malcolm wal-qaeda at-tijariya al-britaniya fil-khaleej (1800)"; Dar Al Khaleej for Printing, Publishing and Distribution; Sharjah, UAE; 1994.

Omani – French Relations (1715-1905); (in English); Forest Row, Londan, UK; 1993; Translations: Arabic: Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing House – Dubai UAE; 1994; French: L’ Harmattan, Paris, France 1995.

Arab Omani Documents in the French Archives Center (in Arabic, "Al-wathaeq al-arabiya al-omaniya fee marakez al-archeef al-faransia"); Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, Dubai, UAE; 1993

British Occupation of Aden, (in Arabic: "Al-ihtilal al-biritani li-aden"); Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing House – Dubai UAE; 1990; Second edition, 1992

Division of the Omani Empire (1856 – 1862), (in Arabic, "Taqsim al-imbratouriyya al-umaniya (1856-1862)"); Al Bayan Printing and Publishing; Dubai, UAE; 1989; Second edition: Al Bayan Printing and Publishing; Dubai, UAE 1996; Third edition: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2008.

The Myth of Arab Piracy in the Gulf; Croom Helm, UK; 1986; Second edition: Croom Helm; UK; 1988; Third edition: Routledge; London, UK; 2006; Translation: Persian: Hamasaya Publishing; Tehran, Iran; 2008.

Plays[edit]

Torgut; (in Arabic); Al Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2011.

The Black Stone; (in Arabic, "Al Hajar Al Aswad"); Al Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2011.

SAMSON, (in Arabic, "Shamshoun Aj-jabbar"); Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE; 2008; Translation: Urdu: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE; 2009.

Nimrod; (in Arabic, "An-namrood"); Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2008.

Alexander the Great; (in Arabic, "Al-eskandar al-akbar") ; Al-Qasimi Publications; Sharjah,UAE; 2006; Translation: Russian: Al-Qasimi Publications, sharjah UAE; 2009.

The Reality, Identical Copy of the Original; (in Arabic, "Al-Waqe’ – Soura tebq al-asl"); Maddad Printing; Sharjah, UAE; 2000; Second edition, Maddad Printing; Sharjah, UAE; 2001; Translations: Russian: Al-Qasimi Publishing; Sharjah, UAE; 2004; Spanish: Al-Qasimi Publishing; Sharjah, UAE; 2004.

The Case, (in Arabic, "Al-Qadiya"); Department of Culture, Sharjah, UAE, 2000; Translations: Russian: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2004; Spanish: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2004.

The Return of Holako (in Arabic, "Awdat holako"); Sharjah Department of Cultural, Sharjah, UAE, 1998; Second edition: Sharjah Department of Cultural; Sharjah, UAE; 1999; Translations: English: Al-Qasimi Publications; Sharjah, UAE; 2004; German: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2004; Russian: Al-Qasimi Publications, Sharjah, UAE, 2005. Romanian: Ars Longa, Iasi, Romania, 2011.

Children[edit]

  • Sheikha Moza bin Salem Al Mana Al Falasi
    • Sheikha Azza Bint Sultan Al Qasimi (1973)
    • Sheikh Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi (1974–1999), passed away in England.
  • Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi
    • Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi (1978) m. Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi
      • Sheikha Maryam Bint Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi
      • Sheikh Ahmed Bin Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi
      • Sheikha Alia Bint Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi
    • Sheikha Noor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi (1979)
    • Sheikha Hoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi (1980)
    • Sheikh Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi (1980)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jessup, John E.,"An encyclopedic dictionary of conflict and conflict resolution, 1945-1996",Page 773, Greenwood Press, 1998