Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi

Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi (Arabic: سلطان بن محمد القاسمي; born 2 July 1939), also known as Sheikh Sultan III, is the sovereign ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah and is a member of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates.[1] He has ruled Sharjah continuously since January 1972, apart from a six-day period in June 1987, during an attempted coup led by his brother Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi.[2] He is also an established historian and has published several theatrical and literary works.[3][4]

Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi
Emir of Sharjah
Reign25 January 1972 – present
PredecessorSheikh Khalid III bin Muhammad
Heir presumptiveSultan bin Muhammed bin Sultan II bin Saqr
Born (1939-07-02) 2 July 1939 (age 82)
Sharjah, Trucial States
SpouseSheikha Moza bint Salim Al Falasi
Jawahir bint Mohammed
IssueSheikha Azza bin Sultan
Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan, Crown Prince of Sharjah
Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan
Sheikha Noor bint Sultan
Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan
Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan
Names
Sultan bin Muhammad bin Al-Qasimi
Arabic: صاحب السمو الشيخ سلطان بن محمد القاسمي
HouseAl-Qasimi of Sharjah
FatherSheikh Mohammed bin Saqr bin Khalid Al Qasimi
MotherSheikha Maryam bint Ghanem bin Salem Al Shamsi (1915 – 11 August 2010)

In 2014, Al-Qasimi founded a university with his name: "Qasimia University".


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