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Who are the Ghassanids?

NEW BRANCH OFFICE IN BRAZIL - The Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan, in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations since 2016, has inaugurated a branch office in Brazil. The building will serve not only to the Royal House of Ghassan but also to the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel – Grand Priory of Brazil recently recognized by the Catholic Church with a decree of ‘canonical erection’...


THE ROYAL HOUSE OF GHASSAN IS ACCREDITED BY THE UNITED NATIONS - The Royal House of Ghassan was granted “Special Consultative Status” by the United Nations Economical and Social Council.

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Welcome to the Website of the Royal Ghassanids!

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The Ghassanids are the descendants of a group of South Arabian sedentary tribes that emigrated in the early 3rd century from Yemen to the Hauran in southern Syria, Jordan and the Holy Land where some intermarried with Hellenized Roman settlers and Greek-speaking Early Christian communities. The term Ghassan refers to the kingdom of the Ghassanids. The Sabean Prince Jafna bin 'Amr emigrated with his family and retinue north and settled in Hauran (south of Damascus, present Syria), where the first Ghassanid state was founded. From him the Ghassanid line is also sometimes known as the Jafnids. It is assumed that the Ghassanids adopted the religion of Christianity after they reached their new home. The Romans found a powerful ally in the new coming Arabs of Southern Syria. The Ghassanids were defenders of the buffer zone against the other Bedouins penetrating Roman territory. The capital was at Jabiyah in the Golan Heights. Geographically, it occupied much of Syria, Mount Hermon (Lebanon), Jordan and Israel, part of present Iraq, Saudi Arabia and its authority extended via tribal alliances with other Azdi tribes all the way to the northern Hijaz as far south as Yathrib (Medina).

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In Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2016

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THE ROYAL HERALD - The official periodical of the Sovereign Imperial & Royal House of Ghassan. Read about the achievements of 2015, the meetings with Pope Francis and with Sheikh Juma Al Maktoum from the Royal House of Dubai. All the Royal travels, projects and awards...

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Sovereign Imperial & Royal House of Ghassan

Feel free to explore all the pages, however, we strongly recommend you to start by watching the video on the right to understand the saga of the Ghassanid Dynasty from Biblical times in Yemen, to the foundation in Syria until 1.747 AD in current Lebanon.