Prince Asem bin Nayef

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Prince Asem bin Nayef
Born (1948-04-27) 27 April 1948 (age 68)
Alexandria, Egypt

Princess Sana Asem
(m. 1986)

Firouzeh Vokhshouri
(m. 1974–85)
Issue Prince Nayef
Princess Yasmine
Princess Sarah
Princess Noor
Princess Salha
Princess Nejla
House House of Hashim
Father Prince Naif bin Abdullah
Mother Princess Mihrimah Sultana
Religion Islam

Prince Asem "Abu Bakr" bin Nayef (Arabic: ‎‎ الأمير عاصم بن نايف) was born in Alexandria, Egypt on 27 April 1948. He is the son of Prince Naif bin Abdullah (a younger son of Abdullah I of Jordan) and Princess Mihrimah Sultana Osmanoğlu (granddaughter of Sultan Mohammad Rashad of Turkey). It is claimed he is the 42nd generation direct descendant of Muhammad.[1]


Prince Asem completed his high school education at Millfield School in Somerset, England. He earned his university degree in interior architecture in England of 1972.

Professional career[edit]

After university Prince Asem worked for several years in Spain with a leading architectural firm to gain experience. In 1974, he returned to Amman where he started his own architectural business, in addition to importing and exporting furniture and accessories.

Between 1994 and 1996, he taught Interior Design at Petra University. In 1993, he established a security company named Al-Saher for Security. In addition, he established the Jordan Vision Company for Telecommunication. He is the President of both companies.

His hobbies include horse back riding, scuba diving and reading.



Jordanian royal family
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HM The King
HM The Queen

HM Queen Noor

Prince Asem married his current wife, Princess Sana Asem, on 6 January 1986. He has three children with her:

Prince Asem married in 1974 to Firouzeh Vokhshouri, they divorced in 1985. They have three daughters:



  1. ^ The Royal Jordanian Family Tree
  2. ^ Buyers, Christopher. "Al-Hashimi Dynasty: Genealogy". The Royal Ark. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  3. ^ Buyers, Christopher. "The Imperial House of Osman: Genealogy". The Royal Ark. Archived from the original on 2006-06-15.