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The Issa Mussa or Isse Musse (Somali: Ciise Muuse, Arabic: عيسى موسى, also spelled Issamussenia ( Issa Musse Abdirahman Suber Awal Shiekh Ishaaq ibn Ahmad) is a major Somali clan and subclan of the Isaaq. Its members form a part of the Subeer Awal confederation, and are primarily settled in Somalia, including Togdheer, Sahil, Woqooyi Galbeed, Awdal, Sanaag, and especially in Mugadisho, as well as Kenya. This clan primarily settles in Somalia.
The Issa Musse was one of the grandsons of Sheikh Isaaq Bin Ahmed, one of the Arabian scholars that crossed the sea from Arabia to the Horn of Africa to spread Islam between the 12th and 13th centuries. He is said to have been descended from Muhammad's daughter Fatimah. Hence the Sheikh belonged to the Ashraf or Sada, titles given to the descendants of Muhammad. It is said he married two local women in Somalia that left him eight sons and Abdirahman Suber Awal was of them while Issa Musse was son Subeer Awal.
A summarized clan family, with four of the major subclans of Issa Mussa is presented below.
- Sheikh Isaaq Bin Ahmed (Sheikh Isaaq)
The four major subclans of Issa Musse are:
- Abokor Issa
- Iderias Issa
- Adam Issa
- Mohammed Issa
- Sultan Osman Sultan Ali Koshin, the current general sultan of the Issa Musse clans, whose family was the traditional sultanate holders of Issa Mussa clans
- Hussain Bisad, the second tallest man in the world, and He held the record for the largest hands of anyone alive until took the record Sultan Kösen
- Abdulrahim Abby Farah, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations 1979–1990
- Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal, Somali politician, the first Somali prime minister 1960, 1967–1969. President of Somaliland, 1993–2002.
- General Ahmed Mohammed Farah “Ina lah-was”, former vice-president of Somalia and member of the 5th Supreme Revolutionary Council (SRC) of Somalia
- Ahmed Yusuf Yasin, former vice-prisdent of Somaliland and the former second chairman of UDUB party 2002-2010
- Ahmed Said Egeh former veteran correspondent of Hargeisa BBC Somali, Radio Hargeisa, Radio Mogadishu and Somali National Television
- Ali Jama Habil, one of the most notable contemporary Somali poets of the golden age
- Ali Omar Mohamed “Ali Hor-hor”, former longest serving manager of Berbera Port
- Hassan Gadhweyneh, the Deputy-Mayor of Mogadishu(1975-1991), Governor of Sahil region(1998-2003, the Mayor of Berbera(1998-2003) and the longest serving Minister of Education of Somaliland (2003-2010
- Farhan Haji Ali - CEO and founder of Horn Cable Television
- Sheikh Osman Noor, the first religious leader of Burao Togdheer
- Armiye Odowa’a, the first major of Burao Togdheer
- Jamal Ali Hussein Somali politician and economist, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Citi Bank Tanzania, former presidential candidate of UCID party in Somaliland
- Abdullahi Abokor Osman The current Ministry of Transportation and Roads Devolopment of the Republic of Somaliland
- Dr. Saad Ali Shire, the currently serving as the Minister of Finance. Shire formerly served as the Foreign Minister of Somaliland
- Adan Haji Ali, the current Chief Justice Ministry of Justice (Somaliland)
- Abdishakur Iddin, the current Mayor of Berbera which is the former capital of Somaliland before Hargeisa
- "Administrative Map of Wooqoyi-Galbeed,Berbera" (PDF). 2012.
- "SOMALIA ASSESSMENT: Country Information and Policy Unit" (PDF). 2003.
- Williams, Paul D. (April 26, 2013). War and Conflict in Africa. John Wiley & Sons. p. 244 – via Google Books.
- "Saad Muse Subeir". www.abtirsi.com.
- "Aadan Ciise Muuse". www.abtirsi.com.
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- "The Somali Ethnic Group and Clan System", from "Reunification of the Somali People", Jack L. Davies
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- Somalia Recent Economic and Political Developments Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments
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- Anatomy of Violence: Understanding the Systems of Conflict and Violence in Africa
- "Ruin and Renewal: The Story of Somaliland". Hargeisa, Somaliland: Center for Creative Solutions. May 31, 2004. Archived from the original on April 8, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2010.
The ‘Isse Musse clan for whom Berbera and its environs are their traditional area of settlement saw it differently
- Wasiir Cabdilaahi Abokor Oo Ku Margaday Su’aalo Xasaasi Oo Lagu Waydiiyay Waraysi Lala Yeeshay – somalilandtoday.com