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Abdulaziz bin Mithab (Arabic: عبد العزيز بن متعب‎) better known as Ibn Rashid, was the Emir of Jabal Shammar from 1897 to 1906. A son of the third Rashidi emir, he was adopted by his uncle Mohammed, the fifth emir, and brought up to be his heir. After Mohammed died of natural causes, Abdulaziz succeeded him unopposed. However, the Rashidi rule was insecure, as their Ottoman allies were unpopular and weakening. In 1904 the young Ibn Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia, returned from Kuwait with a small force and retook Riyadh. Abdulaziz died in the battle of Rawdat Muhanna with Ibn Saud and Mubarak Al-Sabah in 1906 after several other battles with Saudis.

Abdulaziz
Emir of Jabal Shammar
Abdull-aziz muteb Al Rasheed.jpg
Emir of Jabal Shammar
Reign1897 – 12 April, 1906
PredecessorMohammed bin Abdullah
SuccessorMithab bin Abdul Aziz
Born1870
Ha'il
Died12 April, 1906 (aged 36)
Rawdat Muhanna
HouseHouse of Rashid
FatherMutib binʿAbdullah
ReligionIslam

ReferencesEdit

  • Madawi Al-Rasheed: Politics in an Arabian oasis. The Rashidi Tribal Dynasty. I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, London & New York 1991 (based on a Ph.D. thesis presented to Cambridge University, 1988). ISBN 1-85043-320-8
  • Al Rasheed on hukam.net, with pictures and flags. (in Arabic)
Abd al-Aziz ibn Mutib
Born: 1870
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Mohammed bin Abdullah
Amirs of the House of Rashid
1897–1906
Succeeded by
Mithab bin Abdul Aziz