One of the titles that the Ghassanid sovereigns were known for was “Malik Al-Dimashq” or “Saheb Al-Dimashq” which translates to “King of Damascus” or “Owner of Damascus”. The title Sahib or Saheb (/ˈsɑːhɪb/; Arabic: صاحب) is an Arabic title originally meaning ‘companion’. It was historically used for the first caliph Abu Bakr in the Quran. The title is still applied to the caliph by Sunni Muslims.
That’s how Prophet Mohamad, founder of Islam, addresses the Ghassanid King Al-Harith Ibn Abu Chemor (or in some transliterations “Abi Shamir”) in his famous letter inviting the monarch to join the Muslim religion (6 AH or 628 CE)
It’s a public and notorious fact that the current division of the Middle East is an artificial creation by British and French bureaucrats, the infamous “1916’s Sykes–Picot Secret Agreement”, a treaty between the United Kingdom and France, with assent from the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy, to define their mutually agreed spheres of influence and control in an eventual partition of the Ottoman Empire with the end of WWI.
The illegal attempt of installing a Hejazi monarch in Syria from the Hashemites was also a British artificial move that failed miserably. The so-called “Arab Kingdom of Syria” (Arabic: المملكة العربية السورية, al-Mamlakah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sūrīyah) was a self-proclaimed, unrecognized state that began as a “fully and absolutely independent… Arab constitutional government” announced on 5 October 1918 with the permission of the British military, gained de facto independence as an “Emirate” after the withdrawal of the British forces from OETA East on 26 November 1919, and was proclaimed as a Kingdom on 8 March 1920.
As a “Kingdom,” it existed only a little over four months, from 8 March to 25 July 1920. During its brief existence, the kingdom was led by Sharif Hussein bin Ali’s son Faisal bin Hussein. Despite its claims to the territory of Greater Syria, Faisal’s government controlled a limited area and was dependent on Britain which, along with France, generally opposed the idea of a Greater Syria and refused to recognize the kingdom. The kingdom surrendered to French forces on 25 July 1920.
The Ghassanid kings, princes, and sheiks never stop claiming their rights over the Levant (in Arabic Ash-Sham) and the bloodline remains unbroken and the international legal claim absolutely germane.
The Official 01/07/2022 decree from the Lebanese Republicshowing the continuous recognition of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan and the Royal titles of its members. Note the name of the Head of the Lebanese branch Sheikh Selim El Chemor
Very few deposed Royal Houses are currently recognized by the republics that held their territories in the past. This lack of recognition is obvious since it’d be counterproductive and even stupid for a regime that took over those kingdoms to recognize their legitimacy and even their existence. In Europe, some examples are Portugal and Albania. In Africa, the traditional kingdoms have constitutional recognition from the republics. Obviously, those rare recognitions are given merely on a cultural and historical level since there’s absolutely no legal way a Royal House can exist if not as a non-profit international association, one of the most notorious being the RFA – The Romanov Family Association, for the members of the Imperial House of Russia.
The Ghassanid Kings, emperors, and princes ruled several Middle Eastern regions, from 220 CE until the mid-18th century, a duration of over 1500 years. The Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan is the oldest active Christian Royal House in the world, the sovereigns ruled over the largest territory for the longest period; more than any other Arab Dynasty.
During its most recent rule (present-day Lebanon) the Royal Ghassanid titles kept enjoying official recognition previously by the Ottoman empire until its demise and later by the Lebanese Republic until today.
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From February 10th to March 10th the foundation donated 60 tons (the equivalent of over US$500,000) of special milk (baby formula) with the help of Caritas to the children in Lebanon. The campaign has the collaboration of Secours Catolique (Caritas France), Novalac Laboratories and Caritas Lebanon.
The prince of Ghassan was awarded for his multi-awarded (in four continents) global humanitarian work and his lifelong dedication to the martial arts being an internationally awarded grandmaster. HRH started in the martial arts (Judo) at only 4 years old, initially forced by his father. After that, fell in love with the Asian culture and all its aspects. Studied also Kung Fu, several styles of Karate, European fencing, Japanese swordsmanship, Jiu-Jitsu, Kali Silat, Kobudo, and his passion, the Aikido.
Another event had the official patronage of the Lebanese Minister of Education
The Lebanese Minister of Education Dr. Abbas Halabi
The One Voice Foundation, one “arm” of the Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon, organized the “Permanent Renewal” conference, entitled: “To Walk Together for the Establishment of the State of Justice, the Homeland of Man”, at the Monastery of Our Lady of El-Bir – Qenaya, in the presence of the Minister of Education and Higher Education, Dr. Abbas Al-Halabi, and with the participation of: Adyan Foundation The Ora Union, the Kamal Youssef El Hajj Chair for Lebanese Philosophy, the Lebanese Foundation for Citizenship, and the Lebanese Green Party. The conference dealt with education, justice, administration, and the Levant.
The conference was attended by the representative of the Armenian Catholic Patriarch Raphael 21 Minassian, Patriarchal Vicar Georges Asadorian, the Syndicate of Editors Joseph Kassifi, the Secretary General of Catholic Schools, Father Youssef Nasr, the President of Caritas Lebanon, Father Michel Abboud, the President of the Ora Union, Father Tony Khadra, the President of the Green Party Fadi Abi Allam, etc. Learn more HERE
In May, as part of a new Marketing rebranding campaign, the Royal House of Ghassan revitalized the “Royal Herald”, until then just a very successful blog since 2016, now with a new logo a Facebook page, a Youtube, and a Rumble channels. Visit the Facebook Page HERE , Youtube channel HERE and the Rumble channel HERE
In September, our second documentary was released! The Royal Legacy. The film shows how the Ghassanid Royal Family is honoring the duty of service to remain relevant in the twenty-first century. Because majesty and duty are eternal…
“For the sake of Lebanon’s future: a person, a citizen and a state” was the theme of the symposium hosted by the One Voice Foundation, a sister organization under the Royal House of Ghassan, in partnership with the AGBU – Armenian General Charitable Society, held on October 29, 2022, at the AGBU Demirdjian Center in Naqqache, Lebanon.
In December, the Royal House of Ghassan released the UNIMP – Universidade Imperial (Imperial University), an educational department of the Royal House offering online courses in Portuguese on Monarchy and Geopolitics. The income from the courses will be donated to the cultural and charitable projects of the Royal House.
The Royal House of Ghassan has released today the UNIMP – Universidade Imperial (Imperial University), an educational department of the Royal House offering online courses in Portuguese on Monarchy and Geopolitics. The income from the courses will be donated to the cultural and charitable projects of the Royal House.
The One Voice Foundation is under the Royal House of Ghassan. The Official website of the Lebanese government NNA reports:
The One Voice Foundation is organizing its fifth intellectual and dialogue symposium for the year 2022 under the title: “For the sake of the future Lebanon: a human being, a citizen and a state.”, at ten in the morning next Saturday at the center of the Armenian General Charitable Association, AGBU.
The symposium will be spoken by the association’s president, Antoine Qalajian, and a number of activists and experts. The seminar will be moderated by the lawyer Rola Elia.
The association indicated in its statement that “since its establishment, it has set a set of goals, and is working on more than one level to achieve them, the most important of which are:
Achieving responsible citizenship and the rule of law in the civil state.
To highlight the unique and pioneering pluralistic eastern social model throughout history.
Creating a space for meeting and communication between the different layers of the Levantine society, posing the challenges it faces, and seeking solutions.
Work to implement the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and reduce conflicts and disputes between societies in order to promote peace, non-violence and dialogue. ========= N.m
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