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Oman: Political System

Based on flag descriptions by Countryaah.com, the head of state of Oman is the Sultan, who is an absolute monarch for life. The government ministers report directly to him and are appointed and dismissed by him. Laws are also passed directly by the Sultan. The advisory assembly "Majlis al-Shura", which stands by his side, has 83 elected members.

Oman: Political System

According to Digopaul.com, the official name of the country is:

Sultanate of Oman

In Arabic it reads:

Ya Rabbana Ehfid Lana Jalalat Al Sultan

Waashabi Fee Al'wtan

Bialeizy Walaman.Walyadum Muoayadda,

Aahilan Momajjada;

Bilnufoosi Yuftda.

Walyadum Muoayadda,

Aahilan Momajjada;

Bilnufoosi Yuftda.

Ya Oman, Nahnoo Min Ahd Il Nabi

Awfiya Min K'ram Al Arabi.

Abshiry Qaboos Jaa

Faltubarakhu 'I Sama.

Waasidy Waltoq'hi Bilduoaa.

And in the English translation:

O Lord, protect for us our Majesty the Sultan

And the people of our land,

With honor and peace.May he live long, strong and

sustained, His guidance shall be glorified.

We should lay down our lives for him.

May he live long, strong and

sustained, His guidance shall be glorified.

We should lay down our lives for him.

Oh Oman, since the time of the Prophet

we have been a certain people among the noblest Arabs.

Be happy! "Qaboos" has come

With the blessing of Heaven.

Have fun and recommend him to protect our prayers.

Oman flag and coat of arms

Oman: Known People

Politicians and rulers

  • Said ibn Ahmad (d. 1811), Imam of Oman from 1783 until his death. He was also the founder of the Said dynasty. Under his rule, Oman was split into the coastal region and Masqat as well as the interior of the country. It was not until the 20th century that the country was reunited.
  • Hamad ibn Said (d. 1792), ruler of Masqat from 1784 until his death.
  • Sultan ibn Ahmad (d. 1804), ruler of Masqat from 1792 until his death.
  • Said ibn Sultan (1791-1856), ruler of Masqat from 1804 until his death.
  • Thuwaini ibn Said (d. 1866), Sultan of Masqat and Oman from 1856 until his death.
  • Azzan ibn Qais (d. 1870), Sultan of Masqat and Oman from 1868-1871.
  • Turki ibn Said (1832-1888), Sultan of Masqat and Oman from 1870 until his death.
  • Faisal ibn Turki (1865-1913), Sultan of Masqat and Oman from 1888 until his death.
  • Taimur ibn Faisal (1886-1965), Sultan of Masqat and Oman from 1913 to 1932.
  • Said ibn Taimur (1910-1972), Sultan of Masqat and Oman from 1932 to 1970.
  • Qabus ibn Said (born 1940), Sultan of Oman since 1970.

Theologians and philosophers

  • Nasir ibn Murshid (d. 1649), Imam (spiritual leader) of Oman from 1624 until his death.
  • Sultan ibn Saif I (d. 1668), Imam of Oman from 1649 until his death.
  • Bilarab ibn Sultan (d. 1692), Imam of Oman from 1668 until his death.
  • Saif ibn Sultan I (d. 1708), Imam of Oman 1692 until his death.
  • Sultan ibn Saif II. (D. 1718), Imam of Oman from 1708 until his death.
  • Saif ibn Sultan II. (Died 1743), Imam of Oman from 1718 until his death.
  • Ahmad ibn Said (d. 1783), Imam of Oman from 1749 until his death.

 

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