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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Imam Ghalib bin Al-Hinai Dies 29/11/2009

Imam Ghalib bin Ali Al-Hinai was the last elected Imam of the Ibadi sect in Oman. He led the Ibadi sect from his Imamate of Oman in Nizwa and Oman proper in revolt against Said Bin Taimur the Sultan of Muscat in various small uprisings starting in 1955.
The United Kingdom gave military support Said Bin Taimur during the first rebelion in 1955 and then again in 1958, helping him to retain power and put down the uprising[1]. The Imam then fled to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he resided in exile for many years. He died on Sunday 29 November 2009


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