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Among those values for which Sheikh Jassim was famous for and for realization of which he would spend his own money and render his personal intermediation, were the values of relieving the stressed and needy people, securing those who were scary and releasing the captives. For, whenever he would hear of any imprisoned gentleman, he would immediately exert his best efforts by use of his own money or mediation and would not rest until that man is released.

An example of such endeavors was his hosting of those families of Najd who were suffering under political pressure, where he hosted Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal and his son prince Abdulaziz together with the rest of his family in the year 1310 AH/1892 AD for about two months before they would arrive in Kuwait; this took place after Mohammed bin Rashid Amir Hail had taken control over Najd.

Among those Najdi families whom Sheikh Jassim interceded for was the family of Al Bassam. After control of Imam Abdul Aziz over Unaizah in the month of Muharram of 1322 AH/April 1903, thirteen prominent figures of Bassam clan, on top of them was Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Bassam, were taken from Unaizah to Riyadh where they put under house arrest. However and as result of Sheikh Jassim's intercession, they were released after a year and two months of house arrest. Some of those visited Sheikh Jassim in Doha who received them very generously before heading to Basra. Al Bassam are descendants of Al-Wahba of Tamim, to whom Al Thani also belongs.

Ahazzazna were also among those whom Sheikh Jassim interceded for, and in order to set them free he spent from his own money and rendered personal mediation efforts. Those were eleven men, led by Rashid Ahazzna - Amir of Al-Hareeq, who were arrested in Riyadh and imprisoned for nearly a year in punishment of the disorders committed thereby. After Sheikh Jassim interceded for them, Imam Abdulaziz Al Saud set them free in the year 1328 AH/1910 AD. The men then immediately headed to Sheikh Jassim who hosted for two years.

Among those also hosted by Sheikh Jassim from Najdi prominent figures were Prince Fahd bin Saad bin Saud bin Faisal bin Turki Al Saud, and Abdullah bin Nadir, Amir of Al-Saleel of the valley of Al-Dawasir, who were in disagreement with Imam Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud.

Moreover, Sheikh Jassim did not only host them, but assigned part of his estate in their favour. After Riyadh had fallen under control of King Abdulaziz in 1319 AH/1902 AD and establishment of the third Saudi State, Sheikh Jassim was amongst the supporters and backers thereof. For instance, he would provide financial aid and gifts thereto on a semi-annual basis. In 1322 AH/1904 after the battles of Bukayriyah (Rabi al-Thani/May) and Aelchenana (Rajab/September) whereby Abdulaziz bin Rashid and accompanying armies of the Ottoman Empire were defeated, correspondence were made between Imam Abdulrahman and Sheikh Jassim on one hand, and with the Governor of Basra and the Ottoman Porte on the other hand, concerning Al-Qassim battles to discourage them from sending a new campaign, and then holding a meeting between Imam Abdulrahman and Mukhlas Pasha the Wali of Basra where they reached for settlement.

In the following year 1323 AH/1905 AD, King Abdulaziz visited Al-Gaforh Desert and stayed in Salwa for more than once where he met Sheikh Jassim, who presented to him gifts including arms, rice, and financial aid.

This material is quoted from a joint research entitled “The Religious Values of Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani as viewed through his Relationship with Najd Scholars” prepared by Dr. Khalid bin Ali bin Ahmed Al-Wazzan, a professor and consultant at the Faculty of Dentistry, King Saud University, a member of its Scientific Council, and a researcher of Najdi history, and Mr. Abdullah bin Bassam bin Abdullah Albesimi, for the Founder Symposium on the occasion of the National Day Celebrations 2008.



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