Zabid District

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Zabid District
مديرية زبيد
Country  Yemen
Governorate Al Hudaydah
Population (2003)
 • Total 155,585
Time zone UTC+3 (Yemen Standard Time)

Zabid District (Arabic: مديرية زبيد‎) is a district of the Al Hudaydah Governorate in western Yemen.


The Yemeni Sufi Sheikh Isma'il al-Jabarti of the Qadiriyyah order is buried in the Zabid District.[1][2] The father of Sheikh Abdirahman bin Isma'il al-Jabarti (Darod), the progenitor of the Somali Darod clan, Isma'il al-Jabarti's tomb is situated in the ancient local town of Bab Siham. His grave is a popular place of pilgrimage.[1][3]


As of 2003, the district had a population of 155,585 inhabitants.[4]


  1. ^ a b I. M. Lewis, A pastoral democracy: a study of pastoralism and politics among the Northern Somali of the Horn of Africa, (LIT Verlag Münster: 1999), p.131.
  2. ^ Rima Berns-McGown, Muslims in the diaspora, (University of Toronto Press: 1999), pp.27-28
  3. ^ Islam in Somali History Fact and Fiction revisited , the Arab Factor
  4. ^ "Districts of Yemen". Statoids. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 

Coordinates: 14°10′N 43°15′E / 14.167°N 43.250°E / 14.167; 43.250