Tahseen Said

Tahseen Said
Emir Mir
lineage group Qātāni
Religion Yazidi

Tahseen Said (born c. 1933)[1] is the current hereditary secular leader (emir, or prince) of the Yazidi people. He is the head of the Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council. He lives in Ba'adra.[2]

He has a son named Hazim Tahsin Said.[3]


He traveled in 1975 after the Algiers Agreement led to the crushing of the Kurds' resistance.[4]

On August 4, 2014, he issued a plea to world leaders, concerning plight of the Yazidi being attacked by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.[5]

See also


  1. Shefler, Gil (August 7, 2014). "Islamic State accused of capturing Yazidi women and forcing them to convert, or else". Washington Post. Religion News Service. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  2. "What you did not know about Iraq's Yazidi minority". Al Arabiya News. Al Arabiya Network. Al Arabiya Institute for Studies. August 11, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  3. Malas, Nour (August 15, 2014). "Driven From Their Homes, Iraq's Yazidis Seek Protection". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  4. Tolan, Kemal and Telim (April 1999). "Interview with the chief of the Yezidis - Mir Tahsin Beg Saied". yeziden.de. Center for Ezidische Research. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  5. Packer, George (August 6, 2014). "A Friend Flees the Horror of ISIS". New Yorker. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
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