Banu Qatada

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The Banu Qatadah (بنو قتادة, Banū Qatādah, "Sons of Qatadah"), or the Qatadids (Arabic: القتاديون‎, al-Qatādayūn), were a dynasty of Hasanid sharifs that held the Sharifate of Mecca continuously from 1201 until its abolition in 1925. The Qatadids were the last of four dynasties of Hasanid sharifs (preceded by the Musawids, Sulaymanids, and the Hawashim) that altogether ruled Mecca since about the mid-10th century, the progenitor of the dynasty was Qatada ibn Idris, who took possession of the holy city from the Hawashim in 1201. The Emirate remained in the possession of his descendants until 1925 when the last Sharif of Mecca, Ali ibn al-Husayn, surrendered the Kingdom of Hejaz to Ibn Saud, Sultan of Nejd.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Hashimids". The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition. III. Leiden: Brill. 1986. pp. 262–263. 
  2. ^ "Makka". The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition. VI. Leiden: Brill. 1991. pp. 149–151.