Sheikdom of Upper Asir
مشيخة عسير العليا
Flag of Upper Asir
Flag of Upper Asir
Common languagesArabic
Sunni Islam
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy
• Aidid Revolt
• Partitioned between Nejd and Asir
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Idrisid Emirate of Asir
Idrisid Emirate of Asir
Sultanate of Nejd

The Sheikdom of Upper Asir was an Arab state which was established in August 1916,[1] after it broke away from the Idrisid Emirate of Asir,[2] possibly with Hejazi aid.[3] It was led by Hassan bin Ali Al Aidh.[1] In 1920, Upper Asir faced Ikhwan revolts and Ibn Aidh's reign was threatened.[3] In April to May 1920, Ibn Saud of the Emirate of Nejd intervened in support of the Ikhwan and defeated Ibn Aidh.[3] Upper Asir was then partitioned between the Saudi and the Idrisi on 30 August 1920.[3]


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  2. ^ Cahoon, Ben. "Former Arabian States". Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Bang, Anne (1997). The Idrisi State in Asir 1906–1934. Hurst Publishers. pp. 111–114. ISBN 9781850653066.