Hamad bin Said

Hamad bin Said (died 13 March 1792)[1] was ruler of Oman, the third of the Al Said dynasty, ruling the country between 1786 and 1792.

Hamad bin Said
Sultan of Oman
PredecessorSaid bin Ahmad
SuccessorSultan bin Ahmad
Died13 March 1792
DynastyAl Said


Hamad bin Said was the son of the Imam and Sultan Said bin Ahmad, who succeeded to those positions in 1783 on the death of his father, Ahmad bin Said al-Busaidi. Said bin Ahmad was increasingly unpopular. Around the end of 1785 a group of notables elected his brother, Qais bin Ahmad, as Imam. This revolt soon collapsed.[2]

In 1786 Hamad bin Said managed to get control of Muscat, with its fortress. One by one the other fortresses in Oman submitted to Hamad. Said no longer had any temporal power.[3] Hamad took the title of Sheikh and established his court in Muscat. His father, Said bin Ahmad, remained in Rustaq and retained the title of Imam, but this was purely a symbolic religious title that carried no power. Hamad died of smallpox in 1792. He was succeeded by his uncle, Sultan bin Ahmad.[4]



  1. ^ "De koninklijke familie van Oman - All Things Royal".
  2. ^ Miles 1919, p. 282-283.
  3. ^ Miles 1919, p. 283.
  4. ^ Thomas 2011, p. 224.