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also Hash·i·mite  (hăsh′ə-mīt′)
A member of a princely Arab family claiming direct descent from the prophet Muhammad.

[From Arabic hāšimī, from hašama, to destroy, smash; see hśm in Semitic roots.]
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Yemeni Hashemites, heir to a powerul Imamate that once ruled over northern Yemen, make up roughly twelve percent of the population.
The British got the Hashemites also to rule over Trans-Jordan and tried but failed to have a Hashemite king for Syria.
Bandar El-hadban, said that the Hashemite Family, since the dawn of Jordan history, is addressing the achievement of all forms, and today, we translate the independence proclaimed by the Hashemites through the march of construction and progress in various sectors.
He commended the Hashemites for their special and continued care of the mosques over the past decades.
The Hashemites have followed an adroit course through turbulent international waters during the past sixty years, and as a result they have survived superpower machinations as well as the seemingly intractable Arab-Israeli conflict.
The Hashemites - Sunni Arab descendants of the Prophet Mohammed through his daughter Fatima's son Hassan, who was the last of his line from Ali (his father and Mohammed's cousin/son-in-law, founder of Shiism) to hold the Sunni Caliphate - now are ruling Jordan.
In return, both the Hashemites and the Saudis support the rebels in Sudan, or what Cairo calls the Southern Nile Valley.
Political trends now popular among Jordan's tribes, the crown's most conservative and loyal subjects, show rather clearly how the Hashemites are handling the contradictions built into their peculiar version of modern dynasticism.
Al-Sherif's Hashemite background is believed to have played a role in him being targeted, since the Yemeni authorities have been suspecting all Hashemites to be sympathetic to the Houthis.
The Muslim Brotherhood, on its part, supported the King's annexation of the West Bank and respected the religious credentials of the Hashemites.
At a meeting with Palestinian Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs Yousef Adeis and the accompanying delegation, the minister said that the Palestinian issue has always been a top priority for the Hashemites at the regional and international levels.
29) The same effect has resulted from the kingdom's hierarchic, autocratic, control-modeled political system and its concentration of legal and practical power in the superordinate segments of Jordanian society composed of the Hashemites, the Transjordanians, and coopted Palestinian notables and their families.