Kings and Queens of HARAR
By: Ferhan Idres
I want to present background to all recipient of the list.
1. Amir Haboba is not the first king of harar. There were a lot of kings and queens before him. The only problem is I don't have a written document and date of their rule.
2. The number on my list doesn't indicate how many kings/queens we had, it only shows the number of those who recorded.
3. you may notice date discrepancies. This is because of conversion of dates which recorded as (AD, GC, EC, Hijria etc.). For example, European or solar calendar has 365.25 days, Hijria has 354 days. Imagine when our ancestors convert European date to Hijra or the other way. 365 - 354 = 11 . Therefore there is probability of loosing 11 day a year and 11,000 day in thousand years.
4. A lot of useful documents were burned during " EHAPA" for fear of arrest during "ASESA" from Mengistu government. i.e. we lost a lot of important document during the needless useless participation of our use at that time.
5. A lot of our documents destroyed by pro Hilesilase(nelatulahi alayh) hararies during the division between "Chelenqo and Hanolato group" ( Those hararies who paint their "NADABA" red and "QEH AFAR" the floor) against pro Hilesilase(nelatulahi alayh)those who paint their "NADABA" Blue/Green. Actually this is the worst damage ever happen to harari documents, since pro Amhara groups new where to find and destroy the documents.
6. The documents smuggled to somalia to preserve them, destroyed during Somalian civil war.
7. The documents smuggled to be preserved to Egypt were hijacked by Egypt historian and made a part of Egypt's history. ( You remember what happen when our people sent " Fathurahman and Mustafa mewlud kitab" to egypt to get printed.). Yes, they claimed it is written by their people.
List is provided by Ferhan Idres
1994 Presidents of Harari National Regional State.
Presidents of the Executive Committee
1993. - 1996. Haji Gotu
1996. - Sep 1999 Abdulahi Idris Ibrahim
Sep 1999 - Sep 2000 Gazali Mohammed
Sep 2000 - Oct 2000 Nuria Abdulahi (f)
Oct 2000 - 3 Oct 2005 Fuad Ibrahim
3 Oct 2005 - Murad Abdulhadin