Isma'il ibn Salih ibn Ali al-Hashimi

Isma'il ibn Salih ibn Ali al-Hashimi (Arabic: إسماعيل بن صالح بن علي الهاشمي‎) was an eighth century Abbasid governor of Egypt and Aleppo.

Isma'il ibn Salih ibn Ali al-Hashimi
إسماعيل بن صالح بن علي الهاشمي
Governor of Egypt
In office
797 – 798
(one year)
MonarchHarun al-Rashīd
Preceded byUbaydallah ibn al-Mahdi
Succeeded byIsma'il ibn Isa ibn Musa al-Hashimi
Governor of Aleppo and Qinnasrin
In office
798 – c. 802
MonarchHarun al-Rashīd
Personal details
RelationsAbbasid dynasty
FatherSalih ibn Ali
RelativesAl-Fadl ibn Salih (brother)
Ibrahim ibn Salih (brother)
Abd al-Malik ibn Salih (brother)

A member of the Abbasid family, he was a son of Salih ibn Ali[1] and a first cousin of the first two Abbasid caliphs al-Saffah (r. 750–754) and al-Mansur (r. 754–775). During the reign of Harun al-Rashid (r. 786–809) he was appointed as governor of Egypt in 797. After an administration lasting slightly less than a year, he was dismissed from that province[2] and instead posted to Aleppo and Qinnasrin, which he proceeded to hold for an unspecified length of time.[3]


  1. ^ Ibn Taghribirdi 1930, p. 105; Ibn al-Adim 1996, p. 37.
  2. ^ Al-Kindi 1912, p. 138; Ibn Taghribirdi 1930, p. 105 (who moves his governorship to 798–799). Khalifah ibn Khayyat 1985, p. 464, does not include him in his governors list.
  3. ^ The latest possible date for the end of his Aleppine governorship is 802. Cobb 2001, pp. 142, 156; Ibn al-Adim 1996, p. 105. Ibn al-Adim goes on to say that Isma'il later served as governor of Damascus, but Cobb was unable to find any corroborating sources for this claim.


  • Cobb, Paul M. (2001). White Banners: Contention in 'Abbasid Syria, 750-880. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. ISBN 978-0-7914-4879-3.
  • Ibn al-Adim, Kamal al-Din Abi al-Qasim 'Umar ibn Ahmad ibn Hibat Allah (1996). Zubdat al-Halab min ta'rikh Halab (in Arabic). Beirut: Dar al-Kutub al-'Ilmiyyah.
  • Ibn Taghribirdi, Jamal al-Din Abu al-Mahasin Yusuf (1930). Nujum al-zahira fi muluk Misr wa'l-Qahira, Volume II (in Arabic). Cairo: Dar al-Kutub al-Misriyya.
  • Khalifah ibn Khayyat (1985). al-Umari, Akram Diya' (ed.). Tarikh Khalifah ibn Khayyat, 3rd ed (in Arabic). Al-Riyadh: Dar Taybah.
  • Al-Kindi, Muhammad ibn Yusuf (1912). Guest, Rhuvon (ed.). The Governors and Judges of Egypt (in Arabic). Leyden and London: E. J. Brill.
Preceded by
Governor of Egypt
Succeeded by