Emir of Qatar

The Emir of the State of Qatar is the monarch and head of state of Qatar, as well as the commander-in-chief of the Qatar Armed Forces and guarantor of the Constitution. It is the most powerful position in the country, and has a prominent role in foreign relations.

The Emirs of Qatar are members of the Al Thani dynasty, which originate from the Banu Tamim, one of the largest tribes in the Arabian Peninsula.

Since 25 June 2013, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is the current Emir.

Emir of the State of Qatar
امیر دولة قطر
Emblem of Qatar
Incumbent
Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani 2015
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
since 25 June 2013
Details
StyleHis Highness
Heir presumptiveAbdullah bin Hamad Al Thani
First monarchMohammed bin Thani
Formation1847

Hakims of Qatar (1847–1971)

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Reign start Reign end
1 HH Sheikh
Mohammed bin Thani
محمد بن ثاني

(1788–1878)

Emblem of Qatar 1847 18 December 1878
2 HH Sheikh
Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani
جاسم بن محمد آل ثاني

(1825–1913)

Emblem of Qatar 18 December 1878 17 July 1913
3 HH Sheikh
Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani
عبد الله بن جاسم آل ثاني

(1880–1957)

Emblem of Qatar 17 July 1913 20 August 1949 (Abdicated)
4 HH Sheikh
Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani
علي بن عبد الله آل ثاني

(1895–1974)

Emblem of Qatar 20 August 1949 24 October 1960 (Abdicated)
5 HH Sheikh
Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani
أحمد بن علي آل ثاني

(1922–1977)

Ahmad-bin-Ali-Al-Thani 24 October 1960 3 September 1971

Emirs of Qatar (1971–present)

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Reign start Reign end
1 HH Sheikh
Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani
أحمد بن علي آل ثاني

(1922–1977)

Ahmad-bin-Ali-Al-Thani 3 September 1971 22 February 1972 (Deposed)[1]
2 HH Sheikh
Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani
خليفة بن حمد آل ثاني

(1930–2016)

Emblem of Qatar 22 February 1972 27 June 1995 (Deposed)[2]
3 HH Sheikh
Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
حمد بن خليفة آل ثاني

(1952–)

Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (cropped) 27 June 1995 25 June 2013 (Abdicated)[3]
4 HH Sheikh
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
تميم بن حمد آل ثاني

(1980–)

Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani 2015 25 June 2013[3] Incumbent

Succession

The order of succession in Qatar is determined by appointments within the Al Thani family.

The former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (Arabic: الشيخ حمد بن خليفة آل ثاني‎), appointed his fourth son, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (Arabic: الشيخ تميم بن حمد آل ثاني‎), as heir apparent on 8 August 2003, after his older son Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (who held the position between 1996 and 2003) renounced his rights to the throne in favour of Sheikh Tamim.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Qatar PM seizes power from cousin". Ottawa Citizen. Beirut. AP. 23 February 1972. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Prince deposes father in Qatar". Deseret News. 27 June 1995. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Qatari emir Hamad hands power to son Tamim". BBC. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013.

External links

1996 Qatari coup d'état attempt

The 1996 Qatari coup d'état attempt was an attempted coup d'état against the Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani that was foiled on the night of February 14, 1996, less than one year into Hamad bin Khalifa's reign. Qatari intelligence termed the coup attempt as "Operation Abu Ali".New details regarding the coup were described in 2018 by an Al Jazeera documentary after the Qatar diplomatic crisis; accusing Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates of plotting to overthrow Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

2009 Emir of Qatar Cup

The 2009 Emir of Qatar Cup was the 37th edition of a cup tournament in men's football (soccer). It is played by the 1st and 2nd Level divisions of the Qatari football league structure.

The top four sides of the 2008–09 Qatari League season enter at the Quarter-final stage.

The winners of this knockout tournament should enter the AFC Champions League 2010 Asian club tournament, but due to Al-Gharafa winning the tournament, league runners up Al Sadd qualified.

Umm-Salal enter the tournament as the title holders.

2010 Emir of Qatar Cup

The 2010 Emir of Qatar Cup is the 38th edition of a cup tournament in men's football (soccer). It is played by the 1st and 2nd Level divisions of the Qatari football league structure.

The top four sides of the 2009–10 Qatar Stars League season enter at the Quarter-final stage.

Al-Gharrafa are the defending champions.

The cup winner were guaranteed a place in the 2011 AFC Champions League.

2011 Emir of Qatar Cup

The 2011 Emir of Qatar Cup is the 39th edition of a cup tournament in men's football (soccer). It is played by the 1st and 2nd Level divisions of the Qatari football league structure.

The top four sides of the 2010–11 Qatar Stars League season enter at the Quarter-final stage.

Al-Rayyan were the defending champions and successfully defended the title.

The cup winner were guaranteed a place in the 2012 AFC Champions League.

2012 Emir of Qatar Cup

The 2012 Emir of Qatar Cup is the 40th edition of the cup tournament in men's football. It is played by the 1st and 2nd level divisions of the Qatari football league structure.

The top four sides of the 2011–12 Qatar Stars League season enter at the quarter-final stage.

The cup winner is guaranteed a place in the 2013 AFC Champions League.

2013 Emir of Qatar Cup

The 2013 Emir of Qatar Cup will be the 41st edition of the cup tournament in men's football. It is played by the 1st and 2nd level divisions of the Qatari football league structure.

The draw for the competition is on 1 April 2013.The cup winner is guaranteed a place in the 2014 AFC Champions League.

2014 Emir of Qatar Cup

The 2014 Emir of Qatar Cup will be the 42nd edition of the cup tournament in men's football. It is played by the 1st and 2nd level divisions of the Qatari football league structure.

The draw for the competition was on 8 April 2014. The competition features all teams from the 2013–14 Qatar Stars League and the top four sides from the Qatargas League. Four venues are to be used – Al Sadd Stadium, Al Arabi Stadium, Qatar SC Stadium and Khalifa Stadium.The cup winner is guaranteed a place in the 2015 AFC Champions League.

2014 Sheikh Jassim Cup

The 2014 Sheikh Jassim Cup will be the 36th edition of the cup competition for football teams from Qatar. It has now changed from a group staged pre-season tournament featuring all Qatari Stars League sides, to a one off match between the previous seasons Qatar Stars League winners and Emir of Qatar Cup winners. Newly built Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium – the home base of Lekhwiya – will host the Sheikh Jassim Cup final between Al Sadd and Lekhwiya.

2015 Emir of Qatar Cup

The 2015 Emir of Qatar Cup was the 43rd edition of the cup tournament in men's football. It is played by the 1st and 2nd level divisions of the Qatari football league structure.

The competition features all teams from the 2014–15 Qatar Stars League and the top four sides from the Qatargas League. Four venues are to be used – Al Sadd Stadium, Al Arabi Stadium, Qatar SC Stadium and Khalifa Stadium.

The cup winner is guaranteed a place in the 2016 AFC Champions League.

2016 Emir of Qatar Cup

The 2016 Emir of Qatar Cup was the 44th edition of the cup tournament in men's football. It is played by the 1st and 2nd level divisions of the Qatari football league structure.

The competition features all teams from the 2015–16 Qatar Stars League and the top four sides from the Qatargas League. Four venues are to be used – Al Sadd Stadium, Al Arabi Stadium, Qatar SC Stadium and Khalifa Stadium.

The cup winner is guaranteed a place in the 2017 AFC Champions League.

2017 Emir of Qatar Cup

The 2017 Emir of Qatar Cup was the 46th edition of the cup tournament in men's football. It was played by the 1st and 2nd level divisions of the Qatari football league structure.

The competition featured all teams from the 2016–17 Qatar Stars League and the top four sides from the Qatargas League. Four venues were used – Al Sadd Stadium, Al Arabi Stadium, Qatar SC Stadium and Khalifa Stadium.

The cup winner is guaranteed a place in the 2018 AFC Champions League.

2017 Sheikh Jassim Cup

The 2017 Sheikh Jassim Cup will be the 39th edition of the cup competition for football teams from Qatar. It has now changed from a group staged pre-season tournament featuring all Qatari Stars League sides, to a one off match between the previous seasons Qatar Stars League winners and Emir of Qatar Cup winners.

2018 Emir of Qatar Cup

The 2018 Emir of Qatar Cup is the 45th edition of the Qatari cup tournament in men's football. It will be played by the first and second level divisions of the Qatari football league structure. The cup winner is guaranteed a place in the 2019 AFC Champions league.

The draw of the tournament was held on 11 April 2018.Note: all matches in Qatar time (GMT+3).

2019 Emir of Qatar Cup

The 2019 Emir of Qatar Cup is the 46th edition of the Qatari cup tournament in men's football. It will be played by the first and second level divisions of the Qatari football league structure. The cup winner is guaranteed a place in the 2020 AFC Champions League.The draw of the tournament was held on 15 April 2019.Note: all matches in Qatar time (GMT+3).

House of Al Thani

The House of Thani (Arabic: اَل ثاني‎, translit. Al Thani) is the ruling family of Qatar, whose origins can be traced back to Al-Maadeed of the Banu Tamim tribal confederation.

List of Prime Ministers of Qatar

The Prime Minister of the State of Qatar (Arabic: رئیس الوزرا القطری‎ is the second most powerful official of Qatar, who heads the Government of Qatar.

Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani (the Emir of Qatar from 22 February 1972) was the first holder of this position from its establishment on 29 May 1970, and served as prime minister until 27 June 1995 when he was deposed by his son Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Since 26 June 2013, Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani is the current prime minister.

Qatar Emir Cup

Emir of Qatar Cup is a tournament played every season by 18 first and second division teams. The most successful is Al Sadd who won the tournament 16 times. Emir of Qatar Cup was played for the first time in 1972, and was won by Al Ahli.

Qatari Basketball League

The Qatari Basketball League is the top-tier men's basketball league operating in Qatar. The winning team obtains the participation right to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. The first official season took place in 1981/82. There is a second division, with plans to expand it in the future. Currently, there are only two domestic championships, the Emir of Qatar Cup and the Qatar Crown Prince Cup.

As of the 2012-13 season, the league expanded from 8 to 12 for the first time in history, with the newly entered clubs including Lekhwiya, Al-Shamal Sports Club, Umm Salal SC, and Al-Khor Sports Club.

Qatari Sheikh Jassim Cup

The Sheikh Jassim Cup(Arabic: كأس الشيخ جاسم‎) is an annual men's cup competition in Qatari football held between the winner of the Qatar Stars League and the Emir of Qatar Cup.

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