Majid bin Said of Zanzibar
|Majid bin Said|
ماجد بن سعيد (Arabic)
|Sultan of Zanzibar|
|Reign||19 October 1856 – 7 October 1870|
|Successor||Barghash bin Said|
|Died||7 October 1870 (aged 35–36)|
|Consort||Sayyida Aisha Al-Said|
|Issue||Sayyida Khanfora bint Majid Al-Said|
|Father||Said bin Sultan|
Majid became Sultan of Zanzibar and Oman on the death of his father, Sayyid Said bin Sultan, but his accession was contested. Following the struggle over the accession to the position of Sultan of Oman, Zanzibar and Oman were divided into two separate principalities, with Majid ruling Zanzibar and his older brother Thuwaini ruling Oman.
His marriage only produced one daughter, Sayyida Khanfora bint Majid (who married her cousin, Hamoud bin Mohammed). Consequently, Majid was succeeded as Sultan by his brother Barghash. Majid's grandson Ali bin Hamud Al-Busaid later became the 8th Sultan of Zanzibar, while his great-grandson Abdullah bin Khalifa Al-Said was the 10th Sultan.
- Keane 1907, p. 483
- Nicolini, Beatrice (2009). The Myth of the Sultans in the Western Indian Ocean during the Nineteenth Century: A New Hypothesis. p. 250.
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