Qaboos bin Said: Qaboos bin Said was the former Sultan of Oman. He was the 14th descendant of the Al Busaidi dynasty. Qaboos bin Said has ruled for over 40 years as Sultan of Oman. He was the longest-ruling Sultan in the Middle East and the Arab World. He was ruling from 23 July 1970 to 10 January 2020.
Born: 18 November 1940 AD. Salalah, Muscat, Oman.
Death: 10 January 2020 AD. Seeb, Oman.
Father’s Name: Said bin Taimur.
Mother’s Name: Mazoom al-Mashani.
Wife: Sayyida Nawal.
Religion: Ibadi Islam.
Predecessor: Said bin Taimur.
Successor: Haitham bin Tariq.
First Life: Qaboos bin Said was born in Salalah on 18 November 1940 AD. He was the only son of Sultan Said bin Taimur. He was receiving his primary and secondary education at Salalah. At the age of 16, he was sent to study in England. He was admitted to Bury St. Edmunds in England. He was admitted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Qaboos complete his Bachelor’s degree from Sandhurst in September 1962. After graduation, he has joined the British Army. After his military service, Qaboos studied local government subjects in England. Qaboos complete his education with a world tour led by Leslie Chauncy. After returning to Salalah, he studied Islam and the history of the country.
Came to Power: On 23 July 1970, Qaboos came to power after his father was ousted in a successful coup. He was declared that the state would no longer be called Muscat of Oman. The state was renamed the Sultanate of Oman for state unity. There is no separation of powers in Oman. All Power is in the hands of the Sultan. Sultan is the head of the armed forces. He also served as Minister of Defense, Minister of Foreign and Chairman of the Central Bank. Sultan appoints judges and can revoke or reduce the sentence.
Death: Sultan Qaboos died on 10 January 2020. Qaboos has no declared successor. Because he has no child. After he died, his cousin Haitham bin Tariq became the Sultan of Oman.