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.
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...
HB Fouad Twal
HB Gregorios III
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).