This report sheds light on the book about Cheikh Khazal, prince of Mohammerah. It chronicles the autobiography of Cheikh Khazal and emphasizes his significant contribution to the political establishment of the Arabian Gulf region.
Overall, this work is divided into five chapters. The first discusses the principality of Cheikh Khazal and his lineage, his early life, his influence on his familial relationships before ascending to power, the various facets of his personality, followed by his role as a leader, his efforts to ensure security and achieve independence, his political strategy, the ties he strengthened with Arab tribes and others in the vicinity of the principality, and lastly the means of economic and cultural revival he pursued.
In the second chapter, there is a presentation of Sheikh Khazal’s methods in confronting British ambitions in affairs, the stages of his relationship with Britain during his assumption of power, and the negotiations that took place between him and Britain since the discovery of oil in his emirate and the privileges it achieved, then his support for it when it declared world war against the Ottoman Empire and its coup against it. After winning that war.
The third chapter dealt with the Sheikh’s position on the political developments in Iraq and his relationship with the Ottoman countries that were ruling Iraq, then his relationship with Sayyid Talib al-Naqib and the Arab movement and the nationalist renaissance in Iraq, his position on the revolution of the 1920s and his candidacy to assume the throne of Iraq, and his relationship with the Iraqi government after the inauguration of King Faisal I, then his relationships. With Arab individuals and sheikhs in the Arabian Gulf region at that time.
In the fourth chapter, his position on Iranian ambitions in the events and his relationship with the ruling Qajar family in Iran from the time he assumed power until Reza Khan assumed the reins of power in Iran, and the outbreak of conflict between them, which ended with Iran’s occupation of the Emirate of Sheikh Khazal, then Britain’s position on the Iranian occupation of Ahwaz and a presentation of the practices of the Iranian occupiers. In it after the kidnapping and captivity of Sheikh Khazal.
The fifth chapter includes a series of documents in the form of letters exchanged between Sheikh Khazal and a number of Arab and foreign political and military figures who had an impact in the Arabian Gulf region, including princes, sheikhs, tribal leaders, and Ottoman, Iranian, British and other officials.